I just barely finished the Thrawn novel which explains how Thrawn joined the Empire and how he became a Grand Admiral and the novel is amazing! Of course, my review will contain spoilers so if you plan to read the novel I suggest you read it and then read my review.
In Thrawn, we get several references and characters from the Legends Thrawn Trilogy such as Captain Parck, Major Wyan, and Colonel Barris and when Thrawn gets his own star destroyer, it's none other than the Chimaera. Thrawn is fleshed out so well and we get to see him rise from a Lieutenant to captain, to Commander, etc. and the reason he joined the Empire is because the Emperor promised that he will make sure other threats in the unknown regions don't attack the Chiss Ascendancy. Eli Vanto who is Thrawn's aide and the main character throughout the entire book besides Thrawn was a very relatable and a really cool character and we also get to see how Arihnda Pryce became Governor of Lothal and although in Rebels I thought she was an unnecessary extra, her character was really interesting in Thrawn and we also get to see some awesome characters like Colonel Yularen and Grand Moff Tarkin in the novel as well. The ending confrontation with Nightswan who was the villain mastermind behind everything in the book was amazing and I also loved the ending where Thrawn meets with Vader and the Emperor and gets promoted to Grand Admiral and when Eli Vanto joins the Chiss Ascendancy with a Chiss named Fleet Admiral Ar'alani. Honestly, the novel is definitely my favorite Star Wars novel and it really showed how cool Thrawn is but what do you think, have you read the Thrawn novel and if so did you enjoy it?