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A Ressureição da Força Negra (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2)

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Em Herdeiro do Imperio assistimos à ofensiva contra as navesSluis Van o dirigida pelo grande almirante Thrawn, um dos últimos senhores da guerra do imperador. Embora o ataque tenha falhado, a incipiente República não ganhou ainda a guerra. Thrawn tem dois segredos e armas muito perigosas. Primeiro, o mestre fedi C'baoth, cuja aliança com o Império ameaça Luke, Leia e os do ...more
Paperback, Colecção Starwars, 404 pages
Published 1993 by Europa-América (first published 1992)
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Alejandro
The Force is stronger in the second book!


DIFFICULT TO SEE THE CLONE WARS IS

There's your twice of nothing. Enjoy it.

This second book is better than the first one, while I still considering quite relevant and important the first book, just lacking of a climax of my taste.

However, again, due that the novel was written several years before of that any happened before Episode IV, so it was great to watch all the details and planning done by Timothy Zahn, the author, about the Clone Wars and eve
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Evgeny
The second part of the trilogy picks up right where the previous one left. A minor battle is won by the good guys, but the war is far from over. Thrawn continues his relentless efforts to bring back the former glory of the Empire. This time his main problem is to find more fighter ships, thus the problem of the New Republic is to do anything to prevent him from getting any. The intrigues in the Republican Council do not make this task any easier.

The biggest discussion point would be characters.
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Gavin
This second book in the Thrawn Trilogy was a slight improvement on the first. It had a bit more action and a tiny bit more humor.

The story continues on from where it left off in the first book. This time the main story arc sees the Empire and the New Republic in a desperate race to discover the location of the Dark Force, the Katana fleet of nearly 200 Dreadnoughts, that went missing under mysterious circumstances during the Clone Wars. The number of ships available could tip the tide of the wa
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Alex
Did it take me two books to realise that Zahn can't write worth a damn. Ok, no, that took about 50 pages but these novels are apparently so important to the Star Wars expanded universe and so beloved of EU fans that I wanted to give them a fair shot. I enjoyed Heir to he Empire well enough as setup, even if its characterisation was crooked and its plotting a little unadventurous. However, Dark Force Rising takes whatever potential the series may have had and murders it brutally with a lightsaber ...more
Jaime
Still needs more Lightsaber. I have a feeling the final book in this trilogy is going to be cracking!
Nathan
I don't have a lot to say about this one. This book picks up where the first one left off. The characters really stay the same. Han is still too dry, overprotective, and worried. Mara Jade shows a lot of depth. Karrde is quickly becoming a great character with a lot of sarcasm. And Thrawn is almost too smart for his own good.

My favorite plot line was actually Leia's and I thought it was extremely fun to learn about her and the Noghri people. And the end was full of action that was fun and gripp
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Stephen
4.5 stars. The Thrawn Trilogy, of which this is the second book, set the standard for "non-canon" star wars books and is still among the best in that group. This is a great universe (i.e., star wars) written by an excellent author (i.e., Zahn). The result is a very good read.
Kathryn
Dark Force Rising, the sequel to Heir to the Empire, continues the new Star Wars saga. The action of this book centers around the titular Dark Force, the Katana fleet, a group of two hundred capital ships that were lost in the blackness of space when their crews all went insane simultaneously (due to a hive virus). The New Republic and the Empire both want the Katana fleet, as the extra two hundred Dreadnoughts may turn the course of the war. Meanwhile, Leia Organa Solo continues to investigate ...more
Ruel
It took me 20+ years to get to this highly regarded Star Wars series, but I'm enjoying it. Some of it is hokey and contrived, some of it is brilliant and inspired, and some of it just seems a bit dated, thanks to Episodes I-III.

Zahn is a solid writer and he's created an action-packed space opera that would be terrific on the big screen, even though Disney would have to re-cast the main roles. The new characters that Zahn has introduced in the first two books of this trilogy have actually been be
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Josh
DARK FORCE RISING is centered around the katana fleet; the dark force, a fleet of abandoned dreadnoughts that could turn the tide of war.

The plot threads pull the reader in many directions yet all are easy enough to follow, including those involving lesser popular characters.

Secondary to the core plot is an element of political infighting within the New Republic that runs rife amongst its leaders who are under fire for seemingly aligning with the Empire.

Speaking of the Empire, its trickery is p
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Algernon
[7/10]

Dark Force Rising follows the structure of the original Star Wars trilogy, as the resurgent Empire forces led by Admiral Thrawn go on the offensive, the Alliance heroes go each on his / her own quest, and in general things get complicated in a way that will set up a big confrontation in the last book of the series. Luke meets the wild Jedi Master C'Baoth on his own turf, Leia does a an interesting sidequest on a planet with a grave ecological problem (reminding me a bit of Dune and Paul At
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Alex Ristea
Another good entry into the Star Wars universe that I would recommend to anyone interested in the franchise.

Really, this is epic space fantasy. There are multiple POVs, the science is more akin to hand-wavy magic than anything else, and well, it feels like an epic fantasy that just happens to be zipping around the galaxy instead of the realm. Anyone care to argue about this?

Dark Force Rising has a bigger, more political story than other Star Wars and tie-in novels that I've read, and that's a hu
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Rob
Executive Summary: Not as good as the first book, this was still another enjoyable entry in this series.

Audio book: Marc Thompson once again gives a stellar performance. Add to that the sound effects and music and audio is the only way to do this book in my opinion.

Full Review
Empire Strikes Back is probably my favorite Star Wars Movie. So could the middle book of this trilogy top the original as well? No it couldn't.

I found the middle of the book particularly slow, especially Leia's storyline
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Ben Dutton
I’d been reading children’s stories I should have read when I was eleven: Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne’s adventures – when I came across, in storage, the books I was reading when I was eleven. In fact, Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy, appeared the year I turned eleven, and at that age I thought it excellent – so much so I kept buying Star Wars novel right through until 1996, hoping each time that they would be as good as Zahn’s original trilogy. They never were. They say you should never go back: ...more
Paul Luttor
This review applies to all three of the Thrawn Trilogy novels

It might not be entirely fair to these books that I first started reading them expecting them to be masterpieces (touted by more than a few people I know as the very best of Star Wars EU fiction), because to be quite honest, I was more disappointed than I was impressed with them. I say that this might not be fair because in reality, they aren't that bad; the plot is certainly interesting enough to hold your attention, especially if you
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M Hamed
it would of been 5 stars ......if it weren't for this paragraph


Luke swallowed. Master Yoda had lifted his X-wing out of a Dagobah swamp once … but Master Yoda had been far stronger in the Force than Luke was. “Let’s find out,” he said. Taking a deep breath, clearing his mind, he raised his hand and reached out with the Force.
The walker didn’t even quiver. Luke tried again; and again. But it was no use. Either the machine was wedged too tightly against walls and ceiling to move, or Luke simply d
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johnny dangerously
Due to back problems, I recently spent the weekend lying down and trying to recuperate, and I chose a fairly easy-to-follow audiobook to listen to. This site isn't for audiobooks, though, so I'll try not to go too far in detail about Marc Thompson's performance (though I thought very highly of it).

These books are very highly recomended, and for good reason. The plotting is tight, and the characterization is interesting and consistent. While some characters may seem similar, they're never cut fr
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Ron
Nov 28, 2008 Ron rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ron by: Wendell Andrea
Okay, not as good as the first of the series,and of course it suffers the middle story's inevitable lack of clear opening and closing, but still a credible effort.

The quality of the cover art took a nose dive, but that's not Zahn's fault. The Budget at Bantam must have taken a hit. they claim Tom Jung made both, but they sure don't look it.
Kelly
Loved this trilogy when I was 12- again, Zahn really is the best Star Wars book writer, with the possible exception of Aaron Allston, but that's just 'cause he's funnier.
Rusty
I don't usually read books in a series so close together like this unless I'm really enthralled. This is one of those rare occasions where that isn't the case. I like the first one just fine, but not so much I was really invested in the story to the point where I felt like I had to just keep reading.

No, I was afraid I'd never finish if I didn't make it a point to. I hope to do the same with my reading of the third book as well. You know, read another book, maybe two, then come back to the third
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Crystal Starr Light
"We who remain must stand together against those who would destroy everything"
Book two in the thrilling Thrawn Trilogy! (Who woulda thought that a C'baoth clone would get the title of this review!!)
The Empire may have been foiled, but only just barely. And now things get worse as Admiral Ackbar, member of the Inner Council, is accused of treason. Han and Lando go to attempt to sniff out the source; Luke discovers that a Jedi named C'baoth may have escaped the Jedi Purge, and Leia goes to meet th
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Albert Riehle
It's decent, but not great. It's just fun to visit with old friends, long gone, from a galaxy far, far away. I've read this book (and series before) but I'm doing a re-read. The writing is good and the story is interesting. If I have one major complaint is that the Grand Admiral Thrawn character seems to be too good. He catches every break. He's way too lucky (and in my experience, there's no such thing as luck) and he catches EVERYTHING. If there's a small matter that really should get lost in ...more
Maik G.
In Dark Force Rising, Timothy Zahn continues the spectacular story he began in Heir to the Empire, while upping both the intrigue and action of the incredible story arc.
The stakes are higher than ever. Grand Admiral Thrawn's first puch against the New Republic was unsuccessful, but the victory wasn't nearly one-sided. Treachery and political infighting threatens to tear the government apart. As Han and Lando fight to clear Admiral Ackbar's name of treason, Leia races to an alien planet to try to
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Allen Reeves
This review applies to all 3 books in the series.

There are some stories that are best told as books, some that are best told as movies. When I think of a story best told as a book I think of Dune since despite two large scale attempts neither one (for me at least) captured the magic of the book. Star Wars is a story best told in a visual medium and that is the biggest limitation of these books. They cry out for a different presentation.

I don't want to read about X-Wing fighters, force lightening
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Sara
I'm still really liking this trilogy.
I love that the plot moves because the characters are all intelligent and the group we've come to love interact by adding to the team their own abilities.
So many books move along from cluster fuck to cluster fuck the characters do, it's so refreshing to see them win or lose depending on who was faster or more cunning.

Really entertaining.
Rob
Feb 07, 2014 Rob rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for post-"Jedi" closure
Shelves: science-fiction, 2014
Same review for all three: I grew up on Lucas' film trilogy; it took on a certain mythological quality. Say what you will about Lucas: I won't apologize for this enjoyment. When the first horn blasts of that John Williams score strike, I wear that nerdy shame with all of its lightsaber-wielding pride.

And Zahn pulls off a follow-up trilogy just well enough to pass. We get some closure on the whole Han/Leia thing, we see how well the fledgling Republic fares, watch Luke struggle through his on-goi
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Lynne Stringer
Given the difficulties of writing a book that falls within a particular framework, such as the intricate and often specifically directed world of Star Wars and its primary characters, I feel that Timothy Zahn has done well.
I liked this book better than the first book in this series, but not as much as The Last Command, which is my favourite of the three of them. Dark Force Rising was entertaining and kept me reading (I do tend to get bored easily, so making me turn the page can be quite a feat!)
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Steve Carroll
fun. I was still annoyed by the overdone movie callbacks but I made my peace with it by the following logic: at the time of the writing of this book, they basically had 6 hours of base material (3 2 hour movies) to work with as the core to building the extended universe. Most of these licensed series (dr who, star trek, etc) had hundreds of TV episodes so the very first few books were always going to be heavily rooted to those 6 hours. At this point, the new characters start to feel more integra ...more
Danial
This book picks up after Heir to the Empire and follows the exploits of Luke, Leia, Chewie, and Han as they attempt to rebuild the Republic after the questionable defeat of the Empire at the battle of Endor. We follow the storylines of our main characters as they are harassed by political infighting and a brilliant tactician from the remenants of the Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn.

It's an awesome read that shows a lot of additional character development (especially for Leia and Han, something that
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Alex Lee
Zahn is able to present to us a grand tour of the Star Wars Universe. What seemed skeletal in the first volume now seems much more than introductory as we are able to see his reversals in plot as objects left by one group of characters is found and used in another. We see a "classical" bad guy, Grand Admiral anticipate each others moves, and read one another with such focus as to be nearly psychic. One of the great joys of such political and military intrigue is the sheer consideration of charac ...more
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Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973. He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and achieved an M.S. degree in physics in 1975. While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died. Zahn never completed the doctorate. In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he bec ...more
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