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[The New Republic]
Events that occur between 5 and 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Paperback Novel
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Audio Book
Read by Anthony Daniels
Published as abridged audio cassette
and as digital download.

[The Last Command]

Graphic Novel
Published as The Last Command.
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[things from another world]

Graphic Novel is included in:

[The Thrawn Trilogy]

The Thrawn Trilogy


[The New Republic: Volume 4]

The New Republic: Volume 4

Comic Book series
Adapted by Mike Baron et al. published November, December 1997, February thru March & July 1998 as The Last Command #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 by Dark Horse Comics:

[The Last Command - issue 1][The Last Command - issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[The Last Command - issue 3][The Last Command - issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4

[The Last Command - issue 5][The Last Command - issue 6]

Issue #5Issue #6

e-Comic Book
Published 2012 by Dark Horse Digital.

The Last Command
Timothy Zahn (Novel)
Mike Baron et al. (Comic Book adaptation)
Bantam Spectra
Published as:
Hardback Novel (1993)
Paperback Novel (1994, 2014, 2016)
Comic Book Series (1997-1998)
Graphic Novel (1999, 2018)
Audio Book (1993, 2007)
e-Book (2011)
e-Comic Book (2012)

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 5 / 5]

The fragile New Republic reels from the attacks of Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has not only rallied the remaining Imperial forces but has driven the rebels back with an abominable new technology : clone soldiers.
Hopes are dim as Thrawn mounts a final siege against the Republic. While Han and Chewbacca struggle to form a wary alliance of smugglers in a last-ditch attack against the Empire, Leia keeps the Alliance together and prepares for the birth of her Jedi twins. But the Empire has too many ships and too many clones to combat. The Republic's only hope lies in sending a small force, led by Luke, into the very stronghold that houses Thrawn's terrible cloning machines.
There a final danger awaits. The dark Jedi C'boath schemes in his secret fortress, directing the battle against the rebels, nursing his insanity, and building his strength to finish what he had already started - the destruction of Luke Skywalker.

This story occurs approximately 9 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by David White, USA, 2009:

"I'd rate the relevance to the E.U. a 5.
"If you've never read a single book of the
E.U., this is trilogy to start with. Zahn does a phenomenal job of creating a "Star Wars" feel, creates many memorable characters that dominate the E.U., and created the single best bad guy since Darth Vader: Grand Admiral Thrawn.
"The plots of the books can sometimes take a long time to develop, and Zahn sometimes plays his cards a little too close to the vest, so that when the important plot points are sprung, they might be bigger-than-normal leaps of faith, but the long set ups are worth the great action at the resolution.
"It's a little too hard to separate the reviews of three separate books of the trilogy, but this is the book where all the loose ends get tied together. The conclusion of this trilogy is genuinely satisfying.
"About my Reviews:
"I've read/own all the adult books except the recent hardcovers and several of the kids books. My reading philosophy is that the books should be read in the order they were published, as skipping around will only cause you to miss nuances and get frustrated at references to previous books. I tend to favour reading about Han over Luke, and like plenty of space battles and swordfights. I also appreciate philosophical discussions of the Force and government, a "Star Wars" feel to books that capture the magic of the original trilogy, and the ability to make new characters/places come alive as well as tying in other characters. I'm in the process of rating all the books, and have tried to generate a genuine bell chart. I have 8 1s, 12 2s, 33 3s, 28 4s, and 16 5s. I'd rate ERAs as: Classic - 2, Bantam - 4, New Jedi Order - 5, Clone Wars - 3, Legacy - 3, and Junior Jedi Knights a 3 despite it being a kids' series."

Rating: 5 / 5
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