Canon
Adult Novel

Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good

By
Timothy Zahn
Released
Apr 27, 2021
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Takes place in
19 BBY
In the
Reign of the Empire
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Greater Good is a captivating read with an ending that's fully worth the wait. Timothy Zahn's ability to make a Thrawn story feel new despite many years with the character creates a thrilling second act that leaves you glad there's one more.
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In the Chiss Ascendancy, you're either a member of one of nine ruling families - at the top of the hierarchy - or you're lesser than. Even in a galaxy far, far away, there's no better way to topple a tiered system of families than to turn them against each other ... from within. In an effort to avoid disaster, Thrawn and his allies must decide what's most important - the favor of your family, or the greater good. Picking up shortly after CHAOS RISING left off, GREATER GOOD features a mix of characters old and new that will delight, frustrate, impress, and surprise you, all reaching for one of two goals: To grasp for as much power as possible, or to save the Chiss Ascendancy from breaking apart because of a power struggle no family can win.

Publisher's Summary

Thrawn’s latest triumph still rests newly on his shoulders. Despite leading the Chiss to victory and bringing glory to the House of Mitth, the true threat to the Ascendancy has not yet been extinguished. Their foes do not send threats or ultimatums, or mass ships on the edge of the Chaos. Their weapons come cloaked in smiles and generosity—gifts offered freely, services granted unconditionally. Across the Ascendancy, seemingly inconsequential events could herald the doom of the Chiss. As Thrawn and the Expansionary Defense Fleet rally to uncover the enemy plot, they discover a chilling truth. Rather than invade Chiss capitals or pillage resources, this mysterious enemy strikes at the very foundation of the Ascendancy by widening the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most: the security of their family, or the survival of the Ascendancy itself

Other Books in this Series

Thrawn: Ascendancy: Chaos Rising
Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good
Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil

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Greater Good is a captivating read with an ending that's fully worth the wait. Timothy Zahn's ability to make a Thrawn story feel new despite many years with the character creates a thrilling second act that leaves you glad there's one more.

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