I was first introduced to Thrawn back ‘a long time ago in a galaxy far far away’ when Timothy Zahn wrote the first Expanded Universe Star Wars Book – Heir to the Empire. When these stories was relabeled Star Wars Legend and no longer canon, I was happy to hear Thrawn was saved and pulled into the newer storylines.
Thrawn: Alliances had a nice balance of Vader and Anakin Skywalker. The story between the two timelines was fascinating and kept me flipping the pages to find how it all tied together.
I admit the only thing that threw me through the whole story was the ‘Double Vision’ which was when Anakin or Vader was using the force. It was jarring to me each time I saw it, and as an avid Assassins Creed fan, all I kept seeing was Eagle Vision. It wasn’t enough to ruin the story, but at times it was a definite jolt to the flow of the words.
If you enjoy reading inside the Star Wars Universe this is a delight to read.