Thrawn: Alliances excerpt gets Palpatine, Vader and Thrawn in the same room has the first excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances, in which Thrawn and Darth Vader meet with the Emperor. It gives us some idea of the book’s time frame, and a mention of a new planet you may recognize.

Thrawn: Alliances will be out July 24 in hardcover and eBook.