Yeah, yeah. It's been a long time since I researched that era. Leave me alone.
Really, it's just double proof of my point. I couldn't remember; it was a long day that day. So be quiet over there, Modman Astro. *growls menacingly*
Nice imagery there, Siv. I had this picture of Ewan McGregor slowly morphing into Alec Guinness inside a Hutt's belly. "Slowly digested over a thousand years" - or, I guess just 20 in that case. Explains why he ages so badly when Sue Rostoni has said that the 60's are the new 40's for SW characters, I gues...
Plot summary for Allegiance
No Thrawn, just Thraawn, Thrawn's Uncle Joey, and Emperor Palpatine is really a Chiss with some plastic surgery.
Darth Vader now has a crush on Mara Jade. He got tired of brunettes; redheads are more fiesty. Too bad that suit is in the way, and that he's all mechanical and half-dead now anyway... but it foreshadows the future Skywalker romance in a twisted Zahnish way, I suppose.
Outbound Flight's ruins suddenly explode in a vision in Palpy's head and Luke's head at the same time, and are promptly forgotten, except by the somehow overhearing Grand Admiral Zaarin, who tells it to Vader, who immediately chokes a lackey for smirking at MJ's pretty rear, then tells the Emperor, who sends Thraawn out to the Unknown regions not to map as we've all thought, but really to find the remains of the wreckage that his clone template was used for. The "Thrawn" that shows up in the video game Tie Fighter
is really his Uncle Joey wearing that silly white suit.
Luke has a bigtime crush on Leia, and kisses her six times. She starts to get this weird feeling like she's kissing her uncle, and she is because somehow by a twist of the Force Luke is also Padme's brother. Haven't figured out how Zahn will pull that one off yet.
Bossk and Boba Fett duel each other twelve times over the honor of turning Han into Jabba, Fett winning each time and killing Bossk each time. But Bossk has Boossk and Booossk and Booossskkk, etc. So it never really works out, and Fett quits.
In the end, no plot is resolved until someone - probably Pellaeon - magically shows up and explains everything to everyone, who all say "Oh, I get it now, it was just a crazy plan by Thrawn to rule the universe without anyone including himself knowing it."
Just kidding, we love you Zahn, but sometimes it's fun to poke fun at his stuff...