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Books Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed

Discussion in 'Literature' started by GrandAdmiralJello , Oct 5, 2018.

  1. KerkKorpil

    KerkKorpil Jedi Knight star 1

    Nov 7, 2016
    Probably just weeks or months after the first book.

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  2. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

    Oct 28, 2014
    So there's good chance that it'll be essentially the same cast of characters carried over from the first book.
  3. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

    Jun 30, 2016
    That's definitely the case. All of Alphabet Squadron and Caern Aden and Hera are in the the sequel.
  4. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

    Jun 29, 2003
    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.
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  5. Chrissonofpear2

    Chrissonofpear2 Jedi Padawan star 2

    Mar 25, 2020
    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.
  6. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Mod-Emperor of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 15, 2004
    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.
  7. Chris0013

    Chris0013 Jedi Master star 4

    May 21, 2014
    As Wesley Crusher taught us....
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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

    Jul 19, 1999
    Re-read? If only it'd be so civilised - it'll be more akin to Unicron scoffing down a planet! [face_devil]
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  9. devilinthedetails

    devilinthedetails Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 19, 2019
    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.
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