By: Alexander Freed
Published: November 3rd 2015
Length: 384 pages
Series: Stand Alone Star Wars Novel
Twilight Company is a battle worn crew. A part of the Rebel Alliance fighting on dozens of different planets and environments. Hazaram Namir has been fighting for some cause or other for longer then he can remember. Not really fighting because he believes in the cause of the Alliance but fighting because that’s all he knows. For him the Alliance is just like the other Warlords he’s fought for. On a mission on the Planet Haidoral Prime. Twilight Company crosses paths with the planets Govenor Everi Chalis, a human female who has a intricate understanding of the workings of the Empire. Using this knowledge she defects to The Rebel Alliance. Not all of the Company trusts her, but using her knowledge the Alliance learns where and when is the best places to strike the Empire. But after winning a couple of Battles, Twilight Company seems to have bit off more then it can chew. Suffering incredible loses they find themselves on the losing side of a battle. Everything seems bleak and the soldiers of Twilight Company realize that they might not survive this battle. Namir begins to wonder what Everi’s motives are and at the same time question his.
I read lots of good things on this book. But I had some issues with it. While I did like that it showed a different side of the Rebel Alliance not the heroics of Luke and Leia, but the grunt work of the men and women on the front lines. This novel takes place between “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi“. And I liked how the crew of Twilight Company talked amongst themselves about events from other movies, like the destruction of the Death Star. Twilight Company also took part in the battle of Hoth. And the novel does a great job of explaining the disarray among the Alliance after the loss at Hoth. Princess Leia is mentioned and Darth Vader and Nein Nunb make an appearance. What I didn’t like? I never really felt connected to any of the characters. I didn’t feel like any of them were really like able, I felt like some of the battles just stretched on for too long. And it bothered me that in some of the description of the characters the author described them as alien but never mentioned what species. I’m happy to have read it. But expected a little more.
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