Timothy Zahn continues to take us beyond the galaxy far, far away in his second entry to the Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy, Greater Good. The preceding novel, Chaos Rising, took us into the Chaos – a turbulent part of the Unknown Regions which the Chiss and many other alien species call home. Because this region is so unstable, most alien civilizations have only heard of the mighty Chiss Ascendancy. By the end of Chaos Rising, Chiss anonymity was no more after being drawn out by a mysterious figure and their proxies. And one of the Chiss’ most brilliant military and investigative minds, an aspiring captain from a powerful Chiss family called Thrawn, knew things would never be the same. In Greater Good, it’s a family affair.