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  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787460645
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

The Child

the clever, addictive, must-read Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller




The sequel to the Sunday Times Bestseller Thrawn

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader ally against a threat to the Empire in this new novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader team up against a threat to the Empire in this thrilling novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.

"I have sensed a disturbance in the Force."

Ominous words under any circumstances, but all the more so when uttered by Emperor Palpatine. On Batuu, at the edges of the Unknown Regions, a threat to the Empire is taking root-its existence little more than a glimmer, its consequences as yet unknowable. But it is troubling enough to the Imperial leader to warrant investigation by his most powerful agents: ruthless enforcer Lord Darth Vader and brilliant strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Fierce rivals for the emperor's favor, and outspoken adversaries on Imperial affairs-including the Death Star project-the formidable pair seem unlikely partners for such a crucial mission. But the Emperor knows it's not the first time Vader and Thrawn have joined forces. And there's more behind his royal command than either man suspects.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, General Anakin Skywalker of the Galactic Republic, and Commander Mitth'raw'nuruodo, officer of the Chiss Ascendancy, crossed paths for the first time. One on a desperate personal quest, the other with motives unknown . . . and undisclosed. But facing a gauntlet of dangers on a far-flung world, they forged an uneasy alliance-neither remotely aware of what their futures held in store.

Now, thrust together once more, they find themselves bound again for the planet where they once fought side by side. There they will be doubly challenged-by a test of their allegiance to the Empire . . . and an enemy that threatens even their combined might.

  • Published: 2 July 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787460645
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is the author of more than forty novels, nearly ninety short stories and novellas, and four short-fiction collections. In 1984, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novella. Zahn is best known for his Star Wars novels (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command, Specter of the Past, Vision for the Future, Survivor's Quest, Outbound Flight, Allegiance, Choices of One, and Scoundrels), with more than four million copies of his books in print. Other books include the Cobra series, the Quadrail series, and the young adult Dragonback series. Zahn has a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. from the University of Illinois. He lives with his family on the Oregon coast.

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Praise for The Child

Clever and compelling. You'll love The Child.

Clare Mackintosh

I loved this gripping story that kept me guessing to the end. Barton treats her broken characters with such compassion that I wanted to reach into the pages and hug them.

Liz Nugent, author of LYING IN WAIT

Fiona Barton has outdone herself with The Child. An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret. An absolutely fabulous read - I loved it!

Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year's must-reads.

Lee Child

A gripping book you won't be able to put down.

Sun on Sunday

This expertly executed thriller, full of gritty authentic detail, is made even better by a killer twist that will catch you off guard.

Sunday Mirror

A brilliant page-turner.

Closer

Barton kicks the novel's suspense into a new gear, and you won't be able to put it down until all the secrets have been shared.

Herald

Compelling, mawkish and macabre with abundant twists and turns to keep the interest levels high.

Daily Express

You won't be able to put this book down!

Prima

A killer hook and fascinating characters made The Widow last year's must-read. Fiona Barton's second novel, The Child, is even more tense.

Good Housekeeping

A twisty and satisfying plot.

Daily Mail

One of the best of the new Star Wars novels

Nudge (for Thrawn)

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