And then the DSIII Blows up. THE END.
I read it in college, which puts it around 1994 or 1995. One of my roommates was the biggest Star Wars nerd I've ever met prior to coming onto this board and finding you freaks* and he had every book and toy possible (or so I imagined back then). The only books that looked interesting to me were the Thrawn ones.
I bought the paperbacks in the late 90's, read then one or two more times, then sold them back a few years ago when we had to start decluttering the house.
It was pretty good. I give it 3-1/2 fingers out of 4.