Feels good to finish another Star Wars book. This one took just 4 days. Author Christie Golden hit another home-run with this, her second entry in the new Disney Star Wars canon. The first being "Dark Disciple." There she was working predominantly with already established characters like Asajj Ventress and Obi-Wan Kenobi, fitted in to the "Clone Wars" framework many of us are already very familiar with. In "Battlefront II: Inferno Squad" she had no such luxury, which in my opinion always makes for a harder sell to the reader. Set in the immediate wake of the events of "Rogue One" and "A New Hope," you can feel the real tension the Empire is facing. Yes, the Empire. This book is told entirely from the perspective of Imperials. We've seen some of that before, most notably with "Lost Stars," but here we follow a very small and very elite group of Imperials for a relatively short period of time. We see what makes them tick, what informs their decisions, what gives them pause and ultimately where their loyalties lie. I don't want to give too much away, but "Inferno Squad" is born of the Empire's need to get payback after the loss of the Death Star at the hands of Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance. Packed with action, intrigue, espionage and very real human (and alien) drama and emotion, this is one that should absolutely be on the reading list of every Star Wars fan. #starwars#delreystarwars#delrey#starwarsbattlefront#starwarsbattlefront2#battlefront#battlefront2#battlefront2infernosquad#infernosquad#starwarseverything#starwarseveryday#starwarsfamily#idenversio#starwarsbook#starwarsbooks#christiegolden#imperial#galacticempire#stormtrooper#disney
"Star Wars: Battlefront II: Inferno Squad"
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Overall, a solid book. I'm not a fan of Christie Golden's first canon book #DarkDisciple , but that a different post entirely... basically i was hesitant if I wanted her writing this book over someone like Alexander Freed (#BattlefrontTwilghtCompany ) but I did like her Legends books.
It wasn't bad, but it had some pacing issues. Great character development, which makes a lot of sense since it's a sort of promotion/prequel to BattlefrontII by @eastarwars. I found the plot to be good, but how the characters acted in it was poor. All the impactful stuff happen in the last 50-75 pages. The first few chapters were introductions to the characters and a brief mission to show them together. Then it was a slower portion followed by the good stuff in the last quarter of the book. Lastly, some of the promotions for the game spoiled a MAJOR part in this book, and since it spoiled it I felt less connected to the event.
It's a solid book, written pretty well, but has its flaws. I give #InfernoSquad a B.
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