Dark Force Rising is the 2nd in the Thrawn Trilogy. Dark Force Rising is the 2nd in the Thrawn Trilogy. I had a hard time keeping up with this one but that partly might have to do with how busy I was while I was trying to read it. Being an actor I have found myself reading on 40min train rides and sitting on train platforms waiting for them to arrive or in bed dead tired from the day. Not sure how people read on noisy subways and such and get much out of what they are reading... I like it fairly quiet, but if it works for them...! Now on to the last... I like the way the writer is setting up stories for furture books to be writen after this set.