by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Non-stop. Excellent reboot of the post "Return of the Jedi" era.
Taking nothing away from the classics now deemed "Legends," Wendig launches a great story, well paced and with plenty of twists and turns. The measure (to me) of a good Star Wars novel is one that turns the dial of "fantasy" down and the dial of "hard SF" way up. Zahn is a master of that, along with Karen Traviss - authors who can take the Universe of the GFFA and build a credible hard SF story in it.
Wendig likewise draws in the vocabulary, races and settings of Star Wars, and builds a fun, thrilling story - I hope to see more!
It's interesting also, to see how the tone and ideas can reflect our times. Disillusioned soldiers, PTSD, liberated lands with crumbling infrastructure - there's things in here that give you a way to reflect on our own galaxy, not so far away.
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