Heir to the Empire annotation #6: Pellaeon

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.

2 Replies to “Heir to the Empire annotation #6: Pellaeon”

  1. I’m really enjoying these so far. The entries that they’re releasing early a little bare-bones, but I imagine we’ll get some more process-driven stuff in the actual book.

    And I always thought that it would be kind of cool to get a book or duology about Pallaeon. He became such a fixture in the EU, and always seemed to represent this old school notion of military nobility that crops up every once in a while with the Empire. Something with him as a younger man would be a great way to explore the inner workings of the Imperial navy, showing them as a bit more than just those guys that Vader was always choking to death.

  2. Good point, along with Motti, Veers, Ozzel and Piett i would live to see a Tales of the Imperial Command book of short stories. Plenty of established historical cornerstones to work with there.
    And Pelleaon…was his mother a hamster and did his father smell of elderberries?

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