Alphabet Squadron (Star Wars) (Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron #1) (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron series.
Obviously, my list would be incomplete without a Star Wars book on it–and it was a trial narrowing it down to only one Star Wars book. But reader, I cannot think about Alphabet Squadron without having an out of body experience. It’s an exploration of survivor’s guilt and defection, control and decisions, choices and family and plans gone awry. If you read no Star Wars books in your lifetime, that’s fine, but if you ever wanted to try one and didn’t know which one: PICK THIS ONE. --Megan— From Megan
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.
About the Author
Alexander Freed is the author of Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company and Star Wars: Rogue One and has written many short stories, comic books, and videogames. Born near Philadelphia, he currently resides in San Francisco, California. He enjoys the city’s culture, history, and secrets, but he misses snow.
“The dysfunctional, damaged aces of this new Starfighter Squadron are some of the most compelling new additions to the Star Wars canon in recent years.”—io9
“Every fan who wants a taste of what the future of Star Wars has in store for us should read this novel.”—Star Wars News Net
“Every pilot has a story in the galaxy far, far away, and the pilots of Alphabet Squadron have fascinating ones.”—Syfy Wire
“There’s a lot to love about Alphabet Squadron and you’ll be left wanting more in the best way possible.”—Cinelinx
“Alphabet Squadron is a wondrously constructed, character focused adventure that marries high flying thrills with respect and reverence for its subjects, and I can’t wait until we see the next title announcement soaring across our feeds.”—Youtini