Star Wars: Thrawn: Alliances tells parallel stories between two time periods: The Galactic Civil War (5 years before A New Hope) and The Clone Wars (about 25 years before A New Hope). The Clone Wars story tells how Anakin Skywalker and Grand Admiral Thrawn first met. It focuses on a planet, way beyond the reach of the Republic, where rumors say the Separatists are building factories. The Galactic Civil War story is about Thrawn and Darth Vader working together to find a disturbance in the Force on the same planet they met all those years ago. The strength in the book comes from the parallel stories. One shows Anakin as a hero of the Republic, while the other is about Darth Vader doing everything in his power to leave that life in the past. I would highly recommend this book if you are fan of the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars as well as Star Wars: Rebels, as this book does a very good job of bridging the two series together as well as filling in plot between seasons of the shows.
The Hugo Award-winning author of Heir to the Empire presents a sequel to Thrawn that traces the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the heights of Imperial power while exploring his past encounters with a fledgling Darth Vader. Media tie-in.