Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello
, Oct 5, 2018.
Probably just weeks or months after the first book.
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So there's good chance that it'll be essentially the same cast of characters carried over from the first book.
That's definitely the case. All of Alphabet Squadron and Caern Aden and Hera are in the the sequel.
The book gets better toward the end, but it's slooooow. I suspect the sequel will be faster-paced, because this was definitely an origin story. For more than just Alphabet Squadron, once you get to the end.
First book was set at least one month past Endor (though I thought Cinder lasted around three months?) so still lots of ground to cover until Jakku. May be a few time skips between books, also.
I need the next book to be faster paced... I ended up remembering what Hera did and not much else, annoyingly.
I shall reread before the second.
As Wesley Crusher taught us....
Re-read? If only it'd be so civilised - it'll be more akin to Unicron scoffing down a planet!
This book had been on my to-read pile for awhile, and I'm so glad to have finally gotten through it last night.
To me, it was a great book and the best of Alexander Freed's entries thus far in the New Canon. I found that it had the same gritty, raw writing style Freed displayed in his other New Canon novels, and I do feel that Freed is really carving himself a niche as an author of these war stories. Yrica Quell was an interesting character to me since I could see both her noble side and how deeply Imperial propaganda had influenced her and warped her perspective on events like the destruction of Alderaan. The evolution of Alphabet Squadron was fascinating to read as was learning the backstories of the individual members of the squad, who all experienced their own traumas and losses. I also like the political exploration of how the New Republic, so used to experiencing defeat, must learn how to handle victory, and of the Imperial suicide bombers, who seem to resonate in our own contemporary world of violent radicalization and terrorism. My full review is available here.
I'm now really excited for the next book in the series, which I've preordered through Amazon.