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[These stories occur during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur between 22 years and 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[ Secret Missions #1: Breakout Squad ]

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Breakout Squad
Ryder Windham
Grosset & Dunlap [US]; Puffin [UK]
Story published as:
Youth Novel (2009)

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1 review [Average review score: 3.5 / 5]

A Jedi general vanishes on a distant world, leaving his young apprentice and a group of untested clone troopers to complete a dangerous mission.
Trapped in the vast expanse of Wild Space, in the far outskirts of the galaxy, this inexperienced team must look for assistance among a world of smugglers and criminals while evading Darth Sidious's ruthless bounty hunter, Cad Bane. With few options and time running out, they'll need all the help they can get!

This story occurs approximately 22 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):


Review by Bones, UK, 2011
"The new young reader series, Secret Missions, begins with Breakout Squad, which sees the eponymous clone squad trapped on a Separatist planet with an inexperienced Jedi Padawan, whilst a sinister plot works behind the scenes.
"Overall, this book was a very enjoyable read. It introduces its characters relatively well, although their penchant for nicknaming everything seemed mildly childish (not necessarily the notion of it, just the way it was achieved). It was refreshing to see a new Jedi introduced, particularly a Chiss one, although little explanation was offered as to how he became a Jedi when his people are as reclusive as they are hopefully this will be addressed later. There were amusing little nods to A New Hope and Return of the Jedi which seemed perfectly appropriate. Also, the way the situations were manoeuvred behind the scenes by Darth Sidious and Cad Bane were handled very nicely and definitely fitted their respective modus operandi. The ending was a little bit forced, pushing the aforementioned inexperienced apprentice into a mission that was clearly going to prove difficult for one so young, but regardless, as an introduction to the rest of the series, this book works very well."
Rating: 3.5 / 5

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