Battlefront: Twilight Company (Star Wars)

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In a galaxy torn by war, few have seen more death and destruction than the troops of Twilight Company. Twilight has its fair share of ideologues, same as any unit in the Rebellion, but that’s not Sergeant Hazram Namir. Namir doesn’t fight because he believes in the Rebellion, he’s not even sure he believes the Rebellion is fundamentally different from the Empire. Namir joined Twilight because fighting was all he’d ever known, and the Rebellion was as good a cause as any. Now he fights for his brothers in arms, his adopted family. Lately, however, Namir can’t shake the feeling that Twilight deserves better than he can give it….

This is not your average Star Wars novel. Instead of mythic heroes waving lightsabers in the face of Evil, Alexander Freed offers up a tale of ordinary men and women wrestling with that age-old question that eventually occurs to every soldier: just what is worth fighting—and dying—for? The result is a remarkably mature and nuanced entry into a franchise more often known for stark moral divides. If you’re after a light, cheerful read in which Good triumphs over Evil with only minor setbacks, you should look elsewhere. If you’re more interested in an examination of the cost of war on those who fight and die in the mud, then this is well worth the cost of admission.

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Author Alexander Freed
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher LucasBooks
Publish Date 2015-Nov-03
ISBN 9780345511218
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Issue December 2015
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy


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