The LTN Book Club discusses Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book I: Chaos Rising) and the origin story of one of the most lauded villains in Star Wars lore. Is there something to be learned from watching his rise to power?Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendency | Book 1: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn | Published by Del Rey | 416 Pages
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