^ When the Thrawn trilogy came out, I was in high school and at the height of my SW obsession. The release of Heir to the Empire
was a BIG DEAL. I don't know the specifics, but all the SW books I knew about were OLD (by a teenager's standards, anyway
). My friends and I devoured each book as they came out. And they were AWESOME. The subsequent novels by other authors were less so, and I eventually lost interest. But I have reread that initial trilogy probably half a dozen times in the years since. They're a big sentimental favorite.
I finally finished my reread of Paths of Disharmony and then read The Struggle Within. Now finally reading Plagues of Night.