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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Timothy Zahn's "The Thrawn Trilogy"

I picked up a science fiction trilogy this past weekend and it was wonderful reading. It's Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. I've been a Star Wars fan for a long time, ever since I saw A New Hope back when I was a young kid. These three books tell the story following the original Star Wars trilogy . . . five years after, to be precise.

If you like Star Wars, and if you enjoy well-plotted, character-driven novels, try these.

3 comments:

Kare Alethieas said...

I noticed your comment on Erastes Christianou's blog, and was intrigued, following the URL you provided.

I have just read through all your blog posts, and have to say I am impressed. I am an aspiring writer as well; I congratulate you on proposing to AMG, and hope that your proposal is excepted. They are really delving into the fiction genre after the success of DIOM (I am a major fan of Bryan Davis' works, and will do anything possible to get the word out about them. :P), and are searching for talent authors to add to their list.

Onto your post. I have read "Heir to the Empire", and was impressed with it. My dad is a former Sci-Fi geek and has most of the Star Wars books; Timothy Zahn has done a marvelous job with his books.

God Bless,
Kare

Erastes Christianou said...

I really liked the original Star Wars movies much better than the newer ones. I have to say, though, I have yet to read any of the Star Wars books. I will have to remember to keep my eye out, and when I have an opportunity, snatch one of them up. Thanks for the recommendation!

Scott said...

It's nice to meet you Kare! Welcome to the Flaming Pen!

WELCOME TO THE WRITING SITE OF SCOTT APPLETON

"Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones." -Proverbs 16:24

In a world where morality is forsaken and Christ neglected, wholesome books are uncommon. The themes of my writing are love, self-sacrifice, and honor.

I see my generation turning from God to the gods of this world. I see homes torn apart in the pursuit of pleasure and self-gratification. Children are murdered by the millions every year . . . without ever seeing the world outside their mothers' wombs. Through fiction I strive to encourage those who are willing, to stand against these things and be heroes and heroines; chivalrous, gentle, full of righteous indignation, and the fear and love of their Creator.