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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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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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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.
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

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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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!)
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
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
Loved Heir to the Empire, and this wasn’t all that bad, but the fact of the matter is that very little actually happens in this book. The plot is formulaic. The cool thing about Heir to the Empire was that the world of that novel was navigable and easy to understand.This book is full of boring political maneuvering on the side of the New Republic. The book’s main purpose seems to be to set things up for resolution in the next novel.

Still, what I did like about this novel was that all of the var
Robert King
‘Star Wars Dark Force Rising’ by Timothy Zahn is a decent Science Fiction book which follows the Star Wars expanded universe timeline.
The book is all about how an Imperial Grand Admiral named Thrawn attempts to defeat the New Republic through his military cunning and tactics in the Star Wars Galaxy. In the midst of this, the Dark Force fleet, a long lost fleet of spaceships, is found by a smuggler named Talon Karrde, with both the Empire and the New Republic attempting to convince Karrde to hel
"Dark Force Rising" continues the magnificent story of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy, with more brilliant escapades, stratagems, and encounters, especially the movie-like space battle at the book's climax, which has a most surprising ending. Following the time-honored trilogy format, Zahn makes things tougher for the heroes in this second volume and goes more in-depth with his already excellently developed characters, especially his three creations: Thrawn, C'baoth, and fan-favorite Mara Jade.
Christopher Rush
As far as middle sections of trilogies go, this is a good entry on the whole. The slow sections in the middle are not nearly as tedious as they could be, though one gets the feeling even Zahn lost interest in the whole "Leia and the Noghri" subplot (I'm still not sure how the "decon droids both decontaminate the land but only make the land fit for the fake kolm-grass except they are designed to poison the fake kolm-grass" thing works). The title is mildly clever after all, both for the Katana fl ...more
(Note: I listened to the audiobook version of this, which is super high production value with tons of sound effects and largely hides the poor writing of Zahn...he is not a good writer)

I'm giving it 3 stars since at this point I have finished the entire trilogy and this is the weakest of the 3. But it's definitely worth reading if you're a Star Wars fan.

This trilogy is seriously fun. I jumped on this book right after reading the first book (literally stopping mid-run and starting the new book wh
Zahn's villain is only one of the pieces that make this trilogy great, and that's fantastic for how strong a book this is. Thrawn is, finally, a villain with a brain, a villain who doesn't look at a situation and say, "Hmm, this would be better if I monologued about all my plans to the hero." This is a guy who I totally buy mucking up the galaxy.
Another super strong piece is the development of Leia's relationship with the Noghri and her discovery of what they are and what their history is. Zhan
Another of the legendary Thrawn Trilogy, Dark Force Rising does a good job of feeling like a fun Star Wars adventure. Zahn does a fantastic job of writing a book that looks and feels like it definitely happened in the Star Wars galaxy.

The plot is a bit tighter this time around, focusing on a race for the Dark Force. There's only one point near the end that felt rushed: the Coral Vanda, where Han and Lando look for Hoffner. The rest moves at an excellent pace.

In particular, I enjoyed Leia's work
Warren M.
The Thrawn trilogy, especially when applied to the Jar-Jar Binks era of Star Wars, shows the fans exactly what an epic Star Wars trilogy can be. Kudos to Zahn for expanding the Star Wars universe while maintaining fidelity to what should be kept sacred.
Tony Evans
This was a lot more exciting than the first book, maybe because the characters are already setup. Luke still doesn't seem to be Jedi like they are portrayed in the new books with all the powers.
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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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