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Encyclopedia > Dark Force Rising
Dark Force Rising
Author Timothy Zahn
Cover Artist Tom Jung
Country USA
Language English
Era New Republic
Series The Thrawn trilogy
Galactic Year 9 ABY
Canon C
Subject(s) Star Wars
Genre(s) Science Fiction
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Released Hardcover:
1 June 1992
Paperback:
1 February 1993
Media Type Hardcover & Paperback
Pages Hardcover: 376
Paperback: 439
Size and Weight Hardcover:
1.5 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
1.9 pounds
Paperback:
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
7.5 ounces
ISBN Hardcover:
ISBN 0-553-08574-3
Paperback:
ISBN 0-553-56071-9
Preceded by Heir to the Empire
Followed by The Last Command

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Contents


Plot

The Empire is dying; but like a dog near death, the Empire is at its most dangerous, ready to lash out with nothing to lose. Thrawn, last of the Emperor's warlords, may have found just the firepower needed to take a bite out of the New Republic infomation about some two hundred Dreadnaught heavy cruisers (known as the Katana fleet), lost to hyperspace in the days of the Old Republic have come into his position. Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... The Katana fleet (known more eerily as The Dark Force) is a fictional starfleet from the Star Wars universe, introduced in Timothy Zahns Dark Force Rising. ...


While Han and Chewbacca goes after a Katana fleet, Leia seeks to influence an alien race which, until now, has been totally loyal to Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Luke is trapped by the wiles of a Dark Jedi, their common fate are interlink for unless all three can survive, the fate of the New Republic is in terrifying doubt. Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewbacca may be up against more than they bargained for, but it's not the first time the odds have been stacked against them! Han Solo (born 29 BBY), a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, is played by Harrison Ford in the Star Wars film series. ... The Katana fleet (known more eerily as The Dark Force) is a fictional starfleet from the Star Wars universe, introduced in Timothy Zahns Dark Force Rising. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born 19 BBY), a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by actress Carrie Fisher in the films and by Ann Sachs in the 1980s radio drama. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Luke Skywalker (b. ... Dark Jedi is the somewhat misleading name given in the Star Wars fictional universe to those beings who are Force-attuned and adept at the dark side of the Force. ...


Characters

Dead characters mentioned: Luke Skywalker (b. ... Mara Jade Skywalker (b. ... Han Solo (born 29 BBY), a character in the fictional Star Wars universe, is played by Harrison Ford in the Star Wars film series. ... Princess Leia redirects here. ... Chewbacca (or Chewie) (c. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, called 3PO for short) is a character from the fictional Star Wars universe, created by Anakin Skywalker circa 32 BBY, for human-cyborg relations. He is a protocol droid - an android specifically designed to interact with organics - with a very proper manner and British accent... For the weapons system nicknamed R2-D2, see Phalanx CIWS. R2-D2 (called R2, or Artoo for short), is an astromech droid and colleague of C-3PO in the fictional Star Wars universe, created not long before 32 BBY. R2-D2 was played by Kenny Baker in all six Star... Lando Calrissian (born c. ... Talon Karrde is a character in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Grand Admiral Thrawn is a fictional character from the Star Wars galaxy. ... Grand Admiral Gilad Pellaeon is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Joruus CBaoth (70 BBY-9 ABY this is disputed though, as he was cloned after 27 BBY) is a fictional character from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. ... Borsk Feylya is a Bothan diplomat, politician and spy from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Admiral Ackbar is a fictional character in the Star Wars movies and novels. ... -Mon Mothma Mon Mothma (48 BBY-24 ABY) was the Senator of Chandrila in the waning days of the Old Republic and leader of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic. ... This article is about minor characters in the fictional Star Wars universe, who do not fit into any other category. ... Jaina Solo II (b. ... Jacen Solo (b. ... Corran Horn (b. ... The Rogue Squadron crest Rogue Squadron is an elite X-wing starfighter squadron in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

Darth Vader (occasionally referred to as Lord Vader or simply Vader) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe, and has a principal role in A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Revenge of the Sith. ... Emperor Palpatine of the Galactic Empire (82 BBY – 4 ABY, spirit incapacitated 11 ABY), often simply referred to as the Emperor, is one of the main characters and the foremost villain in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...

Sourcebook

Like the other books in the series, West End Games created for this novel a role-playing game sourcebook that expanded on Zahn's characters, locations, weapons, and other facts. West End Games is a company that makes role playing games. ... A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create narratives. ...


External links

  • Amazon.com Listing
  • Official CargoBay Listing
Timothy Zahn's Star Wars novels
The Thrawn Trilogy
Heir to the Empire | Dark Force Rising | The Last Command
The Hand of Thrawn Duology
Specter of the Past | Vision of the Future
Other Star Wars novels
Outbound Flight | Allegiance | Survivor's Quest

 
 

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