Star Wars Book Challenge 8: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1)

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Star Wars Book Challenge 8: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1)

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SO!!! Yeah…. When I started this Challenge I may have kinda read this trilogy out of order…. Yeah I know… So here I am reading the first in the Thraw Trilogy, Heir to the Empire! If you would like here is a link to the post I made about Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2) I kinda made a OOPS there hahaha SORRY!

“But you must never relax your guard. The Emperor is…

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Star Wars Book Challenge 8: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1)

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Star Wars Book Challenge 8: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1)

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SO!!! Yeah…. When I started this Challenge I may have kinda read this trilogy out of order…. Yeah I know… So here I am reading the first in the Thraw Trilogy, Heir to the Empire! If you would like here is a link to the post I made about Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2) I kinda made a OOPS there hahaha SORRY!

“But you must never relax your guard. The Emperor is…

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Star Wars Book Challenge 8: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #1)

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SO!!! Yeah…. When I started this Challenge I may have kinda read this trilogy out of order…. Yeah I know… So here I am reading the first in the Thraw Trilogy, Heir to the Empire! If you would like here is a link to the post I made about Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2) I kinda made a OOPS there hahaha SORRY!

“But you must never relax your guard. The Emperor is gone, but the dark side is still powerful. Never forget that.”

It’s been a while since I read Heir to the Empire, and, to be honest, I was afraid it wouldn’t be as good as I remembered. Well, nothing to fear! Zahn truly captivate my mind all over again with this novel! If George Lucas could take advice from him, maybe the Star Wars prequels would have turned out better! Maybe… But I feel the prepuels are getting to much hate now a days. I’ve re-watched them and I do rather enjoy them, specially watching with my kids. To see their faces light up when the Wars comes on is great. BUT! Not Jar-Jar! F’in HATE that guy! The only time I enjoyed him was in Robot Chicken where the killed hi off and his ghost hunts Vader hahaha!!

Sorry got off topic there for bit.. Heir to the Empire!! Yes, Anywho. A reviewer, at the time of the book’s first appearance in 1991, wrote that Heir to the Empire “captures the spirit of the movie trilogy so well, you can almost hear John Williams’ soundtrack.” I would almost have to agree with him on this. Zahn does a superb job rendering the personalities from George Lucas’ films that one can almost hear Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Billy Dee “Hello, what have we here?” Williams when reading their characters’ dialogue. The pace of the book is brisk and the action sequences are so well done that one can swear they are cinematic. Although there are many Star Wars authors whose novels are spellbinding, Zahn stands head and shoulders above the crowd.

216443It is a time of renewal, five years after the destruction of the Death Star and the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire.

But with the war seemingly won, strains are beginning to show in the Rebel Alliance. New challenges to galactic peace have arisen. And Luke Skywalker hears a voice from his past. A voice with a warning. Beware the dark side….

Here is the science fiction publishing event of the year: the exciting continuation of the legendary Star Wars saga. Picking up where the movie trilogy left off, Heir to the Empire reveals the tumultuous events that take place after the most popular series in motion-picture history—masterfully told by Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn.

In spring 1977 a film called Star Wars was released—and a cultural phenomenon was born. Its epic story, about a young man named Luke Skywalker, whose destiny was to save the galaxy from conquest, caught the imaginations of millions and broke all box-office records. Today Star Wars and its sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, are acknowledged as the most popular series in movie history, and rank among the top ten films of all time.

The three Star Wars films form a spectacular saga of bold imaginations and high adventure. But the stories of its characters did not end there. Now for the first time, Lucasfilm Ltd., producer of the Star Wars movies, has authorized the continuation of this beloved story. In an astounding three-book cycle, Timothy Zahn continues the tale of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and the other characters made world famous by Star Wars, as he brilliantly expands upon George Lucas’s stunning vision, “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”

Heir to the Empire begins five years after the end of Return of the Jedi: the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet back into barely a quarter of the territory that they once controlled. Leia and Han are married and have shouldered heavy burdens in the government of the new Republic. And Luke Skywalker is the first in a hoped-for new line of Jedi Knights.

But thousands of light years away, where a few skirmishes are still taking place, the last of the Emperor’s warlords has taken command of the remains of the Imperial fleet. He has made two vital discoveries that could destroy the fragile new Republic—built with such cost to the Rebel Alliance. The tale that emerges is a towering epic of action, invention, mystery, and spectacle on a galactic scale—in short, a story that is worthy of the name Star Wars.

So far we have these book covered in this Challenge:

Star Wars: Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy #2)

Star Wars Book Challenge 1: Winner Lose All (Star Wars Legends)

Star Wars Book Challenge 1.5: Han Solo at Stars’ End (Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures #1)

Star Wars Book Challenge 2: Shadows of the Empire (Star Wars Universe)

Star Wars Book Challenge 2.5: Prophets of the Dark Side (Star Wars: Jedi Prince #6)

Star Wars Book Challenge 3: Star Wars: Scoundrels (Star Wars Legends)

Star Wars Book Challenge 3.5: Han Solo’s Revenge (Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures #2)

Star Wars Book Challenge 4: Han Solo and the Lost Legacy (Star Wars: The Han Solo Adventures #3)

Star Wars Book Challenge 5: The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars: Novelizations #5)

Star Wars Book Challenge 6: Razor’s Edge (Empire and Rebellion #1)

Star Wars Book Challenge 6.5: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina

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Lmao this American girl walked up to a Hungry Jacks (Burger King) register with her drink and really, really loudly (I was at the other side of the place) proclaimed:
“I asked for Lemonade, you gave me Sprite” in a really bitchy, entitled voice.

The cashier (and everyone within earshot) just looked at her like “the fuck is wrong with you”

In Australia, Sprite IS lemonade as far as we’re concerned.

Enjoy your 90c refund you cheap ass ho.

“Sprite IS lemonade as far as we’re concerned”

@fleamont can you verify?

Yeah this is correct. Lemonade is sprite. Clear fizzy liquid type thing. Solo is closer to what American lemonade is but we don’t actually have what you guys consider lemonade anyway so she was never going to get what she wanted lmao.

Y’ALL AIN’T GOT LEMONADE?!?!??

madness…

“we don’t actually have what you guys consider lemonade“

That entire continent exists on a different realm of existence

What the… Lmao

Why is it called lemonade then? 🤔

@casualswfan What is wrong with you guys?

IT IS THE SAME DAMN THING. You Yankees and your fifty brands of the same 😛

LEMONADE AND SPRITE ARE NOTHING ALIKE

Things heating up in the drink fandom

I’m pretty sure the same is true in the UK at least was in 2010 except Sprite didn’t seem to be a common brand so I’d ask for Sprite get blank looks eventually figured out to ask for lemonade 

Sprite is a recognised brand here, but it’s not omnipresent, it is also considered a brand of lemonade.

This is fucked up.

Sprite: lemon-lime soda (pop/carbonated beverage).

Lemonade: lemons, water, and sugar. Still.

LEMONADE IS NOT CARBONATED WHATT HEFUCC CK ARE YOU ALL DOIGN

Living? Sensibly?

Also on what planet does Sprite have lime in it.

Sprite, the lemon-lime flavored

carbonated beverage, is made on Earth.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System’s four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor Sprite.

The people of Earth are known as “Earthlings” or “Spriteloids” interchangeably (although not to each other).

At least in the UK, if you order lemonade you’ll sometimes get Sprite, but if it’s proper it’s a lemon soda akin to the Italian gassosa – less sweet than Sprite.

Oh shit, I’ve had gassosa, it’s AMAZING.

I just want to say that the whole ‘lemonade and Sprite are interchangeable’ is pretty common throughout Asia as well, in my experience

@bre-e-e-e what madness is this?!?!?!?!

@kingkilling-and-stormlight so… what you are all saying is. Lemonade is … not fizzy… in America?

You guys have orange juice at least, right? Grapefruit juice? In the US, Lemonade is a juice, like orange juice, but made with lemons instead of oranges. You can buy “fresh squeezed lemonade” at many restaurants and fast food venues. Typically it’s diluted a bit with sugar water, so the sour flavor of the raw lemon juice isn’t so overpowering. 

In the south, it’s very common for people buy whole lemons and make their own lemonade at home using a citrus juicer.

In Germany, you’d ask for “Limonade” and yeah, you may get a Sprite or a Fanta; it’ll always be a fizzy nonalcoholic drink and usually come in lemon, lime, orange flavor. Only in healthfood or hipster establishments would it ever be an actual juice drink.

As a fan of homemade rosewater lemonade, I am twitching at the thought of sickly sweet carbonated beverages that taste like they were invented by someone who may have been in the same room as a citrus fruit once but can’t remember what it actually tastes like being called lemonade.

Wtf did y’all think beyonce was talking about????

oh wow I hadn’t even considered that. Like millions of people worldwide hearing the album title but not understanding what lemonade means even on the most superficial level.

This is so epically disturbing. Lemonade is such an integral part of spring and summertime. I just … this breaks my brain and my heart. The cultural references too. Just, all the American shows that reference lemonade and people in other countries are thinking Sprite? There’s a reason kids do freshly squeezed lemonade stands. You can’t buy it like that from a store. And there’s nothing quite like screwing it up and getting the sugar ratio wrong. And parents grinning through the too sour or too sweet mess and praising your efforts. Lemonade Is a Thing.

Wait does that mean Aussies make Shandies with sprite?????

Does this mean a significant portion of the global population don’t know what to do when life hands you lemons?

Yes, Australians make Shandies with our carbonated soft drink lemonade, though if you’re using it as a mixer, you’re less likely to be using Sprite and more likely to be using Schweppes, which looks like this:

Like. We absolutely have a concept of flat, juice-based lemonade, but as an earlier commenter said, it’s a niche hipster speciality rather than the default, and even then, it’s still going to be premade rather than fresh. 

OH GOD THAT’S WHY AMERICAN CHILDREN CAN MAKE IT AND SELL IT SO EASILY. I ALWAYS WONDERED HOW KIDS COULD MAKE A CARBONATED DRINK AT HOME.

Reblogging for Beyonce. This thread is gold.

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