Beyond the edge of the galaxy lies the Unknown Regions:
chaotic, uncharted, and near impassable, with hidden
secrets and dangers in equal measure. And nestled within
its swirling chaos is the Ascendancy, home to the
enigmatic Chiss and the Nine Ruling Families that lead
The peace of the Ascendancy, a beacon of calm
and stability, is shattered after a daring attack on the
Chiss capital that leaves no trace of the enemy.
Baffled, the Ascendancy dispatches one of its brightest
young military officers to root out the unseen
assailants. A recruit born of no title, but adopted into
the powerful family of the Mitth and given the name
With the might of the Expansionary Fleet at
his back, and the aid of his comrade Admiral Ar’alani,
answers begin to fall into place. But as Thrawn’s first
command probes deeper into the vast stretch of space his
people call the Chaos, he realizes that the mission he
has been given is not what it seems.
And the threat
to the Ascendancy is only just beginning.