Adult Novel

Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil

Timothy Zahn
Nov 16, 2021
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Reign of the Empire
Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil is a science fiction novel by Timothy Zahn, the third and final book in the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy. The novel takes place in the Star Wars universe and follows the story of Grand Admiral Thrawn as he investigates a series of mysterious attacks on the Chiss Ascendancy. Thrawn soon discovers that a powerful enemy is at work, and he must use all of his cunning and skill to save the Ascendancy from destruction. Lesser Evil is a fast-paced and exciting read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Zahn does an excellent job of developing the characters and creating a suspenseful plot. The novel is also full of interesting insights into the Chiss culture and history. If you are a fan of Star Wars or Timothy Zahn, then you will definitely enjoy Lesser Evil.

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Thrawn Ascendancy: Lesser Evil is a canon novel written by Timothy Zahn as the sequel to Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good, and the final volume of Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy. The fate of the Chiss Ascendancy hangs in the balance in the epic finale of the Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from bestselling author Timothy Zahn. For thousands of years The Chiss Ascendancy has been an island of calm, a center of power, and a beacon of integrity. Led by the Nine Ruling Families, their leadership stands as a bulwark of stability against the Chaos of the Unknown Regions. But that stability has been eroded by a cunning foe that winnows away trust and loyalty in equal measure. Bonds of fidelity have given way to lines of division among the families. Despite the efforts of the Expansionary Defense Fleet, the Ascendancy slips closer and closer toward civil war. The Chiss are no strangers to war. Their mythic status in the Chaos was earned through conflict and terrible deeds, some long buried. Until now. To ensure the Ascendancy's future, Thrawn will delve deep into its past, uncovering the dark secrets surrounding the ascension of the First Ruling Family. But the truth of a family's legacy is only as strong as the legend that supports it. Even if that legend turns out to be a lie.

Other Books in this Series

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

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