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[A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...]
Events that occur after Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Chuck Wendig
Del Rey

Story published as:
Hardback Book (2015)
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1 review [Review score: 4 / 5]

As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance — now a fledgling New Republic — presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy’s scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.
Meanwhile, on the planet’s surface, former Rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world — war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn’t know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.
Determined to preserve the Empire’s power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit — to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven’t reckoned on the Norra and her newfound allies — her technical genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector — who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire’s oppressive reign once and for all.

This story occurs between 4 and 5 years after Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2017:

I must be a minority, because I loved this book.
The present tense? Did not even notice it after a few pages.
The style? I found it to be quite similar to Freed's Twilight Company, which is not a bad thing.
But I am not here to defend the supposed weak points, but to point out what I liked. And first and foremost it was the characters. All are quite distinctive, from a drunkard veteran to a minor almost-orphan, I was keeping my fingers crossed that they all make it through this adventure of chances and coincidences. While the main characters had something of a chaotic guerilla war going on, the other arcs focused on the bigger picture. On the Republic side, the focus was on a swift end to the remnants of the Imperial fleet, while on the Imperial side everyone was focused how to rebuild and return with force.
I liked these acrs more than the guerilla fights, but it all was really engaging. The interludes were also interesting: offering a bigger picture, sometimes more personal, like a splintered family sitting on a dining table, sometimes of epic proportions, but always enriching the overall galaxy.
The biggest cons would be for one the lack of the big three, I do understand, that they were rather inconsequential here, but as everybody else, I too would like to know what they were doing at that time. The other element that was kind of a downer was the fact that this book did not really feel like a first part of a trilogy, but rather a prelude to something bigger.
I am definetly eager to see what this something bigger will turn out to be.

Rating: 4 / 5

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