STAR WARS GALAXIES:
AN EMPIRE DIVIDED!
It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high-level Rebel sympathizers. If that list were to fall into the hands of Darth Vader, the Rebel Alliance would lose its most valued support—and possibly the war itself.
As an Imperial bio-engineer who frequently visits other worlds, Dusque Mistflier is the perfect cover for a Rebel who needs to travel far and wide without arousing suspicion. And so she agrees to help Rebel spy Finn Darktrin in his quest to recover the crucial Holocron. Despite help from Han, Luke, and Leia, the mission is fraught with peril. And as their journey takes them into the fiery belly of the beast that is galactic civil war, Dusque and Finn will learn that the hardest part of all is figuring out whose side you’re on—and how far you’re willing to go to win. . . .
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
I’m 90% sure the author was primarily a role player on the SW Galaxies game.
There’s a number of parts that feel very distinctly like references to video game logic/design, but feel oddly out of place in the context of Star Wars as a literary universe. It was really weird seeing (what I assume were) game mechanics that aren’t normally part of Star Wars treated like they were normal.
But that said, there were a lot of unexpected world building moments I liked. Which, I guess is something you would expect from a role player. I thought they were neat.
But that’s the extent of nice things I can say about the book. I went in with low expectations and was still disappointed. The plot is clumsy, the character motives are goofy, and once the plot twist is revealed, the prior events in the book make a lot less sense.