Our sixth preview of Tim Zahn’s Heir to the Empire annotations features the origin of Gilad Pellaeon’s name:
Pellaeon, by the way, was named after Pelleas, an idealistic young knight in the King Arthur mythos.
Although Pellaeon was never as flashy a character as Thrawn or Mara, he did go on to be a staple for much of the post-ROTJ EU.
As for those who fear that they’re burning off all the annotations on Facebook before the book is even out, Del Rey’s David Pomerico says in the comments that there will be nearly 200 in the whole book – and I believe we’re only getting 14.
Heir to the Empire: 20th Anniversary Edition will be out in hardcover June 28.