It's been mentioned in the books that the Vong don't see the Empire as a serious threat, and have thus left them alone. I'm sure that won't last for much longer, and I'm willing to bet the Imperial Remnant has a few surprises in store for the Vong when they are threatened!
Originally posted by Eternal Padawan
isn't it implied that Palleon is giving the Vong whatfor on the Remnant border? The Imperial fleet isn't what it once was, so they are probably keeping them occupied with what few ships they have all along the Remnant/Republic (now Vong) border.
With Ackbar getting back into the action hopefully we'll see Bel Iblis make a comeback as well, and finally the tide will shift!
They keep mentioning bel Iblis every few books, but he's always somewhere else fighting the Vong and not an actual character in the books.
Did he turn out to be a clone? I got so bored with the last half of the second book and with Luke and Mara spending so much time hacking their way through that mountain that I never finished it! I thought he'd end up being some con man surgically altered to look like Thrawn. He certainly didn't act at all like Thrawn, which is why I never thought of him as a clone.
At the end of the Zahn duology, there was a Thrawn clone. I kept thinking they were going to do something with that. Even though it was "dead", I'm sure they have another clone somewhere.
I have a feeling Tatooine will pop up sooner or later. I'm willing to bet it ends up as the base of operations for the New Republic for a little while (until Coruscant is retaken!), or maybe it'll end up being the home of the new Jedi Academy!
I'm also suprised Tatooine isn't showing up very often.