Reviewed by Rachael Osborne
Being a huge Star Wars fan I was really keen to start reading this book. It’s written by Alexander Freed and is set after Episode IV A New Hope, with some of the action occurring during the events of The Empire Strikes Back. It’s set after the destruction of the first Death Star and is about the Rebel forces fighting the Galactic Empire.
I initially found it difficult to get into with the time switching, and found myself having to refer back to previous chapters. Luckily at the start of each chapter it gives you some information as to the time it is set. Having said that it is so well written that I just couldn’t stop reading. The novel follows key characters from both the Empire and the Rebellion. I love the fact that one of the key characters is Thara Nyende a female who is SP-475 of the Ninety-Seventh Stormtrooper Legion. I found this gave an interesting angle to the story, as I had always assumed the Stormtroopers were male.
After a few chapters I was hooked, and got very excited when Namir, who is a member of the Rebel Alliance’s Twilight company, was transferred to Hoth. I found that I could then relate what I was reading to what I already knew.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about the Star Wars Universe!
RRP: £19.99 (Hardback)
Available to buy from Amazon here.