Retro Reviews: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

November 17, 2020 at 8:22 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Regular Feature, Retro Reviews, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the second adult film novelization in the canon written by Alexander Freed and released in December of 2016.

If you’ve read my previous novelization review of The Force Awakens, you know that novelizations have a high bar with me. In fact, unless it’s something I’m really interested in, I usually skip novelizations in media tie-in fiction because they rarely add anything of value and if they do, it’s nominal. There are very few novelizations that appeal to me, and most do not.

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Cover Reveal: ‘Victory’s Price’ by Alexander Freed

August 14, 2020 at 10:50 am | Posted in Art, Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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The third book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy now has a cover.

Victory’s Price will be out March 2, 2021.

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Retro Reviews: ‘Twilight Company’ by Alexander Freed

August 11, 2020 at 5:42 am | Posted in Books, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Battlefront: Twilight Company is an adult novel written by Alexander Freed. It was released in November of 2015.

Depending on who you ask, this can either be considered a fantastic story, or a rough and terrible story. I happen to think it’s somewhere in the middle. I personally love the plot of the book, and Alexander Freed does a good job writing his main character, Namir. However, for being an ensemble book, it does have difficulty fleshing out the other major characters.

That being said, Gadren is one of my favorite characters in the book, despite his few pages of “screentime”. He takes the place of the tough, big guy who’s really a softy at heart. I think that there are ample opportunities to use him more, whether it be comics, novels, or short stories. Continue Reading Retro Reviews: ‘Twilight Company’ by Alexander Freed…

Book Review: ‘Shadow Fall’ by Alexander Freed

June 24, 2020 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Shadow Fall delivers a great follow-up to Alphabet Squadron with lots of military action and deep characters. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Shadow Fall’ by Alexander Freed

June 23, 2020 at 5:11 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

Alphabet Squadron’s hunt for the deadliest TIE fighters in the galaxy continues in this Star Wars adventure!

News of the New Republic’s victory still reverberates through the galaxy. In its wake, the capital ships of the newly legitimized galactic government journey to the farthest stars, seeking out and crushing the remnants of imperial tyranny. But some old ghosts are harder to banish than others. And none are more dangerous than Shadow Wing.

Yrica Quell’s ragtag Alphabet Squadron still leads the search for Shadow Wing, but they’re no closer to their goal—and the pressure to find their quarry before it’s too late has begun to shake them apart. Determined to finish the fight once and for all, Quell works with New Republic Intelligence’s contentious Caern Adan and the legendary General Hera Syndulla to prepare the riskiest gambit of her starfighting career—a trap for Shadow Wing that could finish the chase once and for all.

But in the darkness, their enemy has evolved. Soran Keize, last of the Imperial aces, has stepped into the power vacuum at the head of Shadow Wing, reinvigorating the faltering unit in their hour of need. Once adrift in the aftershocks of the war, Keize has found meaning again, leading the lost soldiers of his unit through to safety. The only thing standing in his way? The most mismatched squadron in the New Republic Navy, led by his former mentee: the traitor Yrica Quell.

Click here to check out the official product page for purchase links and excerpts.

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Cover Reveal: ‘Shadow Fall’

February 4, 2020 at 9:44 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Alexander Freed’s upcoming book Shadow Fall has a new cover. This will be the second book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy. It’ll be out on June 23rd, in the meantime io9 has an excerpt.

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Book Review: ‘Alphabet Squadron’ by Alexander Freed

June 11, 2019 at 12:05 am | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Alphabet Squadron has finally arrived, and now it’s time to jump into pilot’s seat and enjoy the ride. In this character focused story that explores Rebels, Imperials, deserters and drifters, you’ll get a taste of what happened after Return of the Jedi and what the galaxy is like with an Empire without an Emperor and the New Republic asserting control amidst the chaos. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

New Release: ‘Alphabet Squadron’ by Alexander Freed

June 11, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed is out today in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. The first in a new trilogy focused on the soldiers in a post-Return of the Jedi galaxy. If you’re a fan of Twilight Company or the Old X-Wing books, this is one you won’t want to miss.

The first novel in a new trilogy starring veteran New Republic pilots!

On the verge 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.

Check out the official product page for an excerpt and purchase links.

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‘Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View’ Revealed

April 7, 2017 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Books, News, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Del Rey revealed the details for their upcoming Star Wars anthology which is entitled From A Certain Point of View and will feature 40 stories by 40 authors! The book not only celebrates the 40th anniversary of Star Wars but it’s also supporting the First Book nonprofit organization. The book will be out this October and will include the following authors (more to be announced)…

  • Ben Acker and Ben Blacker
  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Tom Angleberger
  • Meg Cabot
  • Rae Carson
  • Adam Christopher
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Delilah S. Dawson
  • Paul Dini
  • Alexander Freed
  • Jason Fry
  • Christie Golden
  • EK Johnston and Ashley Eckstein
  • Paul Kemp
  • Mur Lafferty
  • Ken Liu
  • Griffin McElroy
  • John Jackson Miller
  • Nnedi Okorafor
  • Daniel José Older
  • Mallory Ortberg
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Gary D. Schmidt
  • Cavan Scott
  • Sabaa Tahir
  • Glen Weldon
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Gary Whitta

You can check out StarWars.com for the full announcement.

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Book Review: ‘Rogue One’ by Alexander Freed

February 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Books, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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While it took me a while to catch up, the Rogue One novelization by Alexander Freed was certainly worth my time. Freed adds in a lot of extra content to every page making this one a great book to check out. Click here to read our full review.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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