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Thrawn and his allies race to save the Chiss Ascendancy from an unseen enemy in the second book in the epic Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy from best-selling author Timothy Zahn.

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 their resources, they strike at the very foundation of the Ascendancy, seeking to widen the rifts between the Nine Ruling Families and the Forty Great Houses below. As rivalry and suspicion sow discord among allies, each warrior must decide what matters most to them: the security of their family, or the survival of the Ascendancy itself.

©2021 Timothy Zahn (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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A good middle book

Like most middle books in trilogies, this book didn't have the excitement of "a new world" that the first books have or the thrill of the climax that the last books have. Even though parts of Greater Good were a bit dull, the story was engaging enough to keep you hooked on till the end. There were a lot of great quotes in this book and I found Thrawn's deductions interesting.
Greater Good continues the story of Thrawn and his ship, the Springhawk after the defeat of General Yiv and the Nikardun in Chaos rising. We meet a lot of new characters and a lot of new places are explored in this book. I found it hard to remember the different names and keep track of the new characters since a lot of them have similar sounding names.
This book has a lot of unanswered questions at the end and some chapters were a bit boring but I think it served the purpose of a middle book quite well as we are now familiar with the setting and it leaves you wanting to read the third book Lesser Evil, coming out in November this year.

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  • Snottus
  • 26-11-21

Master Narrator and voice actor

Marc Thompson is absolutely phenomenal, he's like 5 people in 1, so many voices it's hard to fathom...

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  • Jack L.
  • 04-05-21

Boring

Don't know or care about any of the characters Thrawn was barely in it and I wish they would stop using music from the films

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-21

another great book in a great series

a great story worthy of a great character as always.A must read/listen for any star wars fan.The best part....its all cannon, just like the movies.This series suceeda with the character of thrawn where rebels failed.This thrawn is someone who you will learn to love and admire greatly.An excellent and legendary character is crafted in these stories who suceeds against all odds with witt,courage,skill and most importantly stratedgy.Happy may 4th :)

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  • Connor
  • 12-07-21

The best so far

Better than the first book in the series, and I loved the first book.

Could not put this down, the B-Plot weaves so wonderfully into the main plot, or was the main plot the b plot? Hard to tell, it's so good

Once again, Marc Thompson killing it keeping me super immersed, and Timothy Zahn is at the top of his game, the space combat is so well written you will be on the edge of your seat.

A movie in your ears, just do yourself the favour of getting this

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  • Mark Hoskins
  • 02-05-21

Cream of the crop

I love the Thrawn books to varying degrees. Before this my favourite was Dark Force Rising but Greater Good has taken number one spot. Skillfully crafted with intricate interweving plotlines - as intricate as the metals on those broaches, that converge in an interesting way. Plus, great ending that left me ready for the next installment. Thank the force I won’t have to wait long. Loved every minute.
Great performance once again by Marc Thompson too.

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  • Piers Wilkinson
  • 12-02-22

Great 👍

loved it, especially the narrator. The right amount of action, political intrigue, and world building

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  • Mel Willott
  • 27-01-22

Thrawn

Loved it, can't wait for the next installment.
perfectly reflex Thrawns tactical mind and the strong loyalty of the Chiss

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  • Reece
  • 17-01-22

amazing book

was so fun to liaten to enjoyed every part cant wait to listen to next one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-22

Great production

Loved it and can't wait to get started on the next book in the series

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-22

Amazingggg

amazing both written and narator, Thrawn is a classic and it's so dope we can get si much info for his life in the ascendancy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-21

God damn...

It's just so good... and with the audiobook so so good... I thought the ending was a bit odd at first but when the end music hit... oh I'm happy I have the third book already on my hands...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-21

Not Zahn’s greatest

The best star wars book production yet and another great reading by Marc Thompson.

The whole book feels like filler to Thrawn’s story. The stakes are lower than ever and connections are made between odd characters with no relevance. Overall unenjoyable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-04-22

fantastic

if I'm being honest this is the weak of the 5 thrawn book I've read thus far but by no means is it bad it is still a brilliant story with an amazing quality

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  • Johnathon
  • 01-03-22

Fantastic continuation

Another fantastic story of the EU and the continued development of Thrawn. The performance was excellent with a realistic sounding individuals. Granted some of the female characters struggled but overall it was excellent

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-02-22

Fantastic!

Another perfectly written book by the wizard that is Timothy Zahn.

Couldn't stop listening and about to start book 3. all his Star Wars books are amazing and perfectly complimented by the narration of Marc Thompson!!

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  • Lyndall Quaife
  • 24-12-21

Great

Another great Star Wars book and tells a lot I mean like a lot of backstory to thrawn and it’s really good

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-21

Great book

Can’t wait till Tim tells us the final chapter, Thrawn is up there with Bane

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-08-21

it's more Thrawn, of course it's amazing

this guy's voice acting is amazing, brings Thrawn to life in a way few could

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  • Andrew
  • 09-08-21

A bit disappointed.

This was easily the worst Thrawn book I've read yet. I have absolutely loved all the rebooted Thrawn series. I much prefer the more logical, less evil Thrawn character since he became Canon.
This book however I found much more boring than the previous books. Also there is too long spent with an alien and a couple than actual Thrawn. Bring back more of the Thrawn Tactical master-strokes!
Marc Thompson awesome as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-21

another great thrawn novel

typical great read. if you liked previous iterations you'll love this. can't wait for the third instalment.

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  • Jeremy
  • 26-05-21

pure enjoyment

just grab it.
you already know what your here for..
great book. great voice acting!!!