The Lost Holocron

The Lost Holocron

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December 23, 2022 41 secs

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Coming Jan 2023, we will be reading Heir to the Empire. Grab a copy of the book and get ready to follow along with us as we go chapter by chapter. Chapter 1 coming January 2023...

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Hello There! You've found the first episode of The Lost Holocron! Join our book club as each transmission we punctuate a single chapter with discussion. Whether you read along or not, you can follow the action and join our community discussions. Readers and nonreaders welcome!

Our first book is Heir to the Empire, written by Timothy Zahn, first published in 1991. It has a cast of familiar and new characters, such as ...

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Chapter 2 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The story so Far 

Beyond the continually expanding borders of the New Republic, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Captain Pallaeon are gathering strength as Thrawn pieces together his master plan to utterly destroy what he still views as "the Rebellion". 

Chapter 2

The introduction of our scattered trio some months after the first chapter...

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Chapter 3 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Five years after the Empire’s defeat over Endor in RotJ on the ex-Imperial capital of Coruscant, Luke, Leia, and Han are struggling not only with their evolving identities, but also with the demands on their expertise as the militaristic Rebellion aspires to establish a legitimate and functioning government. 

Meanwhile, the Empire...

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Chapter 4 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Five years after the Empire’s defeat over Endor in RotJ on the ex-Imperial capital of Coruscant, Luke, Leia, and Han are struggling not only with their evolving identities, but also with the demands on their expertise as the militaristic Rebellion aspires to establish a legitimate and functioning government. 

Meanwhile, led by War...

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Chapter 5 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Five years after the Empire’s defeat over Endor in RotJ on the ex-Imperial capital of Coruscant, Luke, Leia, and Han are struggling not only with their evolving identities, but also with the demands on their expertise as the militaristic Rebellion aspires to establish a legitimate and functioning government. 

On Myrkr, smugglers T...

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Chapter 6 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn.

The Story So Far

Five years after the Empire’s defeat over Endor in Return of the Jedi (1983), and unbeknownst to the New Republic, Imperial Warlord Grand Admiral Thrawn is taking strides in collecting tools and technology left by the late Emperor to aid in his plan to retake territory from — and ultimately destroy — the New Republic.

Aft...

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Chapter 7 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

The New Republic and what is left of the Imperial Forces are at a turning point in their struggle for galactic control. While both sides are struggling economically, the New Republic is having trouble establishing itself politically, and the Imperial Remnants are hunting for opportunities to turn the tide. 

Captain Pallaeon accomp...

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Chapter 8 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

The New Republic and Imperial Remnants are struggling for control of the galaxy, each holding comparable military might and galactic territory. Looking to reverse the tide, the last of the Imperial Grand Admirals has found and bargained for the favour of a cloned Dark Jedi, offering up both the adult and unborn Skywalkers twins. 

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Chapter 9 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Grand Admiral Thrawn has allied himself with a Dark Jedi by promising to deliver Luke Skywalker and the pregnant Leia Organa Solo. Master Joruus C’baoth shows to be an impatient man as the first kidnapping attempt is foiled by Skywalker’s warrior prowess. 

Despite the New Republic needing to raise its diplomatic image, logisticall...

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Chapter 10 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Grand Admiral Thrawn has been escalating his pressure on the disputed territory between the Empire and the New Republic. Now with Master Joruus C’baoth at his disposal, Thrawn commands three simultaneous planetary raids to test both the skill and the compliance of the Dark Jedi. 

Smuggler Talon Karrde and his apprentice Mara Jade...

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Chapter 11 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

After Grand Admiral Thrawn conducts three simultaneous raids in the Sluis Van sector, Leia Organa-Solo and Han Solo travel to Bpfassh to show their diplomatic support with the recovery effort. While there, they are ambushed for a second time by the same unknown aliens from Bimmisaari. They manage to escape but Han decides it&apo...

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Chapter 12 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

After two foiled kidnappings on diplomatic missions, Leia Organa-Solo and Han Solo suspect a leak inside the New Republic government. They head to the Athega system to find Lando to get his help outside New Republic jurisdiction. 

Meanwhile, Luke Skywalker has been training Leia to be the first of the new generation of Jedi while...

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Chapter 13 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

While looking for hints on Dagobah on how best to train the next generation of Jedi, Luke Skywalker finds a strange device in the Dark Side Cave outside Yoda’s hut. This hint points him to Lando Calrissian and his path converges with Leia Organa-Solo and Han Solo as they head to the Athega system. After two foiled kidnappings on...

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Chapter 14 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Grand Admiral Thrawn is leading the Imperial remnants from the shadows in a grand plan to destroy the New Republic and re-establish the Galactic Empire. He commands a raid on the Athega System just as Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa-Solo, Han Solo, and Chewbacca arrive looking to garner help from Lando Calrissian. During the skirmis...

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Chapter 15 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn.

The Story So Far

Last and first of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker lacks the confidence to be the teacher needed to rebuild the Jedi Order. He struggles to impart what little he feels he knows to his first student, his sister Leia Organa Solo. After turning to Dagobah hoping to find instruction, he leaves with a starship remote from a dark Jedi possibly...

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Chapter 16 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Grand Admiral Thrawn is leading the Imperial remnants from the shadows in a grand conspiracy to destroy the New Republic and re-establish the Galactic Empire, employing the help of dark Jedi clone, Joruus C'Baoth. 

Last and first of the Jedi, Luke Skywalker lacks the confidence to be the teacher needed to rebuild the Jedi Or...

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Chapter 17 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo, Han Solo, and Chewbacca travel to Nkllon seeking Lando Calrissian. However, before they can touch down, the mining planet is raided by the Imperials. During the ensuing space battle Luke's mind is touched by another Jedi. He intends to follow the beckon to Jomark hoping to find a master tha...

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Chapter 18 of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire (1991) (EU: 9 ABY) by Timothy Zahn. 

The Story So Far

Grand Admiral Thrawn is leading the Imperial remnants from the shadows in a grand plan to destroy the New Republic and re-establish the Galactic Empire. Luke Skywalker was on his way to meet Joruus C'Baoth, whom Luke believes will be able to help him rebuild the Jedi Order. However, the Jedi Master is actually a Dark Jedi c...

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