Podcast Stardust #267: Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good

by Podcast Stardust

Thrawn returns with another adventure in the Chaos. Can he use his powers of deductive reasoning to prevent a Chiss civil war?

In Chaos Rising, Thrawn was adopted by the Mitth family and rose through the ranks of the military to take the rank of Senior Captain. Once there, he created political enemies inside the Chiss Ascendancy both inside his own house and others. However, he overcame those obstacles to stop the dangerous Nicardune from enacting a plot against the Chiss. Now, in Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good, Thrawn must see through deception in order to prevent a plot from blossoming into a civil war that will bring down the Chiss.

On this fully armed and operational episode, we discuss:

  • Thrawn’s overall role in this book and playing a smaller part,
  • The style of the book and pacing issues,
  • The complicated nature of Chiss names, families, and politics,
  • How Thrawn’s observations worked in this novel compared to others,
  • The mysterious Agbui and how they nearly ignited a civil war,
  • The complicated plot to create a civil war among the Chiss, and
  • Whether Thrawn really is inept as politics as everyone says.

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Don’t forget to check out our discussion of the latest Star Wars news in episode 266.

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Podcast Stardust is the fully armed and operational podcast inspired by the code name for the Death Star. Hosted by first-generation Star Wars fans, Dennis Keithly and Jay Krebs, Podcast Stardust endeavors to bring thought provoking discussion on recent Star Wars news on a weekly basis. Between news episodes, Dennis and Jay review the latest episodes from Star Wars television covering everything from ResistanceRebels, and The Clone Wars to The Mandalorian and other live action productions on Disney+. Of course, Podcast Stardust wouldn’t be complete without thematic discussions, top ten lists, and interviews on everything from Star Wars literature, comics, and the films themselves.

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