- Series: Star Wars
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Del Rey (July 25, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1524796808
- ISBN-13: 978-1524796808
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) Hardcover – July 25, 2017
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Christie Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including Star Wars: Dark Disciple and the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi novels Omen, Allies, and Ascension. Her media tie-in works include launching the Ravenloft line in 1991 with Vampire of the Mists, Fable: Edge of the World, more than a dozen Star Trek novels, and multiple World of Warcraft and StarCraft novels, including World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects and StarCraft II: Devils’ Due.
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We all know what happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away above Yavin. As a massive attack raged in space around the Death Star, a Rebel pilot flew through the battle station's winding superstructure and destroyed the Empire's most powerful weapon. The Alliance celebrated as jubilation spread to the far corners of the galaxy.
But the destruction of the Death Star didn't just birth a New Hope for the Rebel Alliance, it formed the genesis of the Inferno Squad. And during this violent period of uncertainty and turmoil Inferno Squad set out to fulfill their destiny and bring Order, justice and peace to the galaxy soon at war.
Inferno Squad is an Imperial special-ops team, trained as both deadly starfighter pilots and elite commandos. Deeply committed to the rule of law, Inferno Squad is an Imperial shield against the chaotic threat represented by the Rebel Alliance. Fearless in the face of sedition, they strike unseen and then fade back into the darkness of deep space.
What I loved about Golden's work is that we see through the lens of the Inferno Squad, namely Iden Versio. A true and true Imperial commander. Though the movies and shows do give us a narrative from a certain point of view, this book shows us that not all heroes are fighting for the liberation of the galaxy: they're fighting for order and security. And as the lines of good and evil are blurred, we start to see that the Rebels are not entirely heroic and the Empire not entirely evil, for even Vader and Sidious believed in peace as a byproduct of control.
The narrative here is superb as it offers is an amazing tale of heroics and sacrifice and duty as we see these Imperial heroes face against the Terrorist Rebellion,
Namely Saw Guerrera's remaining Partisans. If you believe in the Empire and the Inferno Squad, this book is for you!
NO SPOILERS; After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire is in disarray and an elite squad of Imperial agents is assembled to prevent any disasters like the Battle of Yavin from happening again. Leading them is Iden Versio, a TIE pilot and daughter of an Imperial admiral, she'll be the main character of the Battlefront II campaign.
This novel is largely centered around Inferno Squad attempting to infiltrate what remains of Saw's Partisans to retrieve extremely sensitive information. The characters are all fleshed out, and the story is entirely told from the Imperial point of view. A clever blend of terrorism, action, espionage, and moral ambiguity amidst galactic conflict makes this novel well worth reading. However there's light torture and acts of extreme terror, but it isn't overly graphic. Golden is a great writer and you can tell she knows her Star Wars.
Do you have to read this to play Battlefront II? No, but undoubtedly it'll help you appreciate the campaign more. This is well worth checking out.
The double agent spy thriller kept me reading with grandiose suspense and mystery without any desire to keep the book down for long periods of time. It goes down a path of grays, not Dark Side or Light Side, and dispels all previous notions I had forJoseph Campbell's "hero's journey" when considering it came from the Empire's side of "the best of the best".
This novel can be spoiled, but it needs to be perused to believe my previous statements has any credibility. To believe that this fictional galaxy and its organizations that I thought I knew like the back of my hand could shatter all concepts I have on good vs evil that makes up every great Star Wars story - now that's a marvelous, momentous achievement!
For Star Wars fans who wanted an Imperial perspective, then this is the book for you!