The first novel in a new trilogy starring veteran New Republic pilots!
On the brink of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters in this epic Star Wars adventure. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team, each flying a different class of starfighter as they struggle to end their war once and for all.
The Emperor is dead. His final weapon has been destroyed. The Imperial Army is in disarray. In the aftermath, Yrica Quell is just one of thousands of defectors from her former cause living in a deserters’ shantytown—until she is selected to join Alphabet Squadron.
Cobbled together from an eclectic assortment of pilots and starfighters, the five members of Alphabet are tasked by New Republic general Hera Syndulla herself. Like Yrica, each is a talented pilot struggling to find their place in a changing galaxy. Their mission: to track down and destroy the mysterious Shadow Wing, a lethal force of TIE fighters exacting bloody, reckless vengeance in the twilight of their reign.
The newly formed unit embodies the heart and soul of the Rebellion: ragtag, resourceful, scrappy, and emboldened by their most audacious victory in decades. But going from underdog rebels to celebrated heroes isn’t as easy as it seems, and their inner demons threaten them as much as their enemies among the stars. The wayward warriors of Alphabet Squadron will have to learn to fly together if they want to protect the new era of peace they’ve fought so hard to achieve.
Part of a Marvel and Del Rey crossover event, Alphabet Squadron is the counterpart to Marvel’s TIE Fighter miniseries, which follows the exploits of Shadow Wing as they scheme to thwart the New Republic.
Fun Side Story
Nothing major added to the canon, but a fun story to enjoy while driving.
Great characters, excellent narration, quality production value.
This is the second audiobook I’ve purchased from this author. Twilight Company being the first which is similar in some good ways.
The author has a way of adding depth to the Star Wars universe through his character development, they way each thinks about and solves their problems, rightly or wrongly. In each work I would have a few paragraphs be different for personal taste but when considering the hours of joy the scale is weighed heavily on the positive side.
If you want a science fiction story driven by character which happens to be based in the Star Wars universe I recommend this.
A confused mess
No likeable or interesting characters. The plot meanders and eventually diez