As I mentioned in this post, I read some Star Wars books earlier this year. I specifically mentioned Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy, but I actually got started with Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn, which came out earlier this year. I picked it up on a whim and ended up loving it. The quality of the writing is better than the aforementioned Thrawn Trilogy. The trilogy came out in the early 1990s, so I think Zahn improved as a writer in the intervening twenty-something years. Seriously, Thrawn is fantastic. I liked it so much I read it twice in a couple of months, which is something I rarely do. (I do reread, but usually not in such a short period of time.)
That’s why I was thrilled—I was literally jumping up and down—when I found out there’s going to be a sequel to Thrawn. At first it was just the unnamed sequel, then I found out it had a name: Thrawn: Alliances. Then, in late November, the cover art was officially revealed.
I missed the official reveal back in November. It was right before Thanksgiving, when my mom came to visit me. (I think the official reveal may have been on the actual day she arrived. I didn’t go online much that day or for days afterward.) Anyway, I saw the official cover this past weekend and it is amazing. I just had to share it with all of you. If you’ve seen it already, you can marvel at it again. And if you haven’t seen it, get excited because it’s really, really good.
Ready for the awesomeness? Here it is.
I love it. I think the cover artist did a really fantastic job. And I am really, really, really looking forward to reading it. If the first book is any indication, it’s going to be amazing. Unfortunately, we have to wait until June 2018 to read it. It comes out on June 26, 2018. (Can you tell I’m counting down the days?!) If only I could get my hands on an ARC… if the publicist for it is reading this post, please send me an ARC so I can read it as soon as possible!
What news books are you excited about next year?