Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron Trilogy Complete
Over the last few years, one of my favorite Star Wars authors remains Alexander Freed.
After working on Star Wars video games, and comic books, Freed recently wrote his fifth canon novel:
- Star Wars: Victory’s Price (Del Rey, 2021)
- Star Wars: Shadow Fall (Del Rey, 2020)
- Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron (Del Rey, 2019)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Del Rey, 2016)
- Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company (Del Rey, 2015)
The first two tomes, Battlefront and Rogue One, really enhanced my appreciation for Star Wars. After reading the first two Alphabet Squadron books, it is with some apprehension that I begin the third.
This is not because I disliked the first two books; I loved them quite to the contrary.
And now that I’ve read a bit about the upcoming final stanza of the trilogy, I’ll be sorry when it’s complete.
SyFy.com’s Brian Silliman prefaced the book:
It’s a rare instance of an entire Star Wars book trilogy that has a starring roster of new characters, with very few legacy characters in sight (in the new canon, at least). The trilogy (which includes the books Alphabet Squadron and Shadow Fall) brought things to an end on March 2, 2021, in a book called Star Wars: Victory’s Price: An Alphabet Squadron Novel. The book, which is set in the time period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, delves once more into the ethical quandaries of Imperial-turned-Rebel Yrica Quell and her rag-tag squadron of pilots. Hopping in an X-Wing and blowing something up continues to be much more complicated (and frightening) than it sounds.
And to StarWars.com, Freed added (speaking of the trilogy’s protagonist):
Quell spent Alphabet Squadron in denial about herself and her past with Soran, trying to run from who she was in the Empire. In Shadow Fall, she was forced to confront her past — at several points and in several ways, but most profoundly in her journey with Adan and IT-O. Now there’s no more running. She’s accepted the truth of what she’s done. The question is: What are the implications of that, and what is she going to do about it?
We’ll know very soon. The novel is available now.