Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Phasma (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hardcover – September 1, 2017
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
“Fury Road meets The Force Awakens . . . a much-needed origin story for one of the new Star Wars saga’s most mysterious characters.”—The Verge
“Dark, gripping, and entertaining.”—Roqoo Depot
“Fabulous, utterly engrossing.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Delilah S. Dawson is the writer of the Blud series, Servants of the Storm, Hit, Wake of Vultures (as Lila Bowen), and a variety of short stories and comics. She’s also a geek, an artist, an adventure junkie, and a cupcake connoisseur. Dawson writes books for both young adults and adults that range from whimsical to dark to sexy to horrific to adventuresome.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I have heard people talk about this book as a kind of Road Warrior story, and I'd agree with that. It did get a little repetitive, although repetitive might not be the right word. Maybe "bogged down" is better. I wished the story had Phasma in a few more varied situations that were not involved in the flashback storytelling.
It was interesting that this book got to reveal the destiny of Brendol Hux, father of Armitage Hux (General Hux from the new sequel trilogy), and basically the guy who started the First Order. Plus, there were a few nice chunks of backstory info about the First Order and how they operate.
In any case, there is no doubt after reading this story that Phasma is the ultimate warrior and survivor. I'm seeing The Last Jedi tomorrow night (it's Dec. 13th as I write this), and if she does not kick Finn's butt then I'll be disappointed. There is no way that Finn has the ability to beat her in hand-to-hand combat.
Delilah Dawson takes readers from Phasma's origin as a young tribal warrior surviving in the undeveloped wilds of an abandoned planet to the cunning tactician among the most feared and respected leaders of the First Order.
While I did enjoy this tale tremendously, I always find the present tense voice to be off-putting in stories meant to take place "a long time ago". Also, the decision to recount much of Phasma's past in an extremely detailed secondhand flashback story within the story stretches credibility and creates an awkward narrative perspective at times. This story also takes place entirely before The Force Awakens and so the movie for which it is purportedly a "journey to" seems inaccurately billed.
That said, the action on Phasma's home planet of Parnossos introduces us to a new, unique, and interesting environment we've not seen before in Star Wars. The Resistance spy Vi and stormtrooper trainer Cardinal are interesting characters who show off a bit more of the inner workings of their respective factions. We learn a lot more about Brendol Hux and his relationship with son Armitage. The final act of the book where the conflict reaches its climax is a blast, though the plot is left unresolved. Given everything else that needs to go on in The Last Jedi, I doubt this is where the story will continue. I'm not a comic book fan, but it looks like the recent Phasma series might be the conclusion that I am missing.
A Resistance spy stumbles onto the First Order and is captured by Cardinal, a red-armored stormtrooper in charge of the First Order's children soldiers. Bitter and angered with Phasma, Cardinal searches for a reason to destroy her image and reputation, but he gets more than what he bargains for.
The spy tells him the story of how Phasma escaped her planet and joined the First Order. The warrior and her tribe traveled miles of hostile territory, encountering many enemies and obstacles, in a post apocalyptic world.
The action is non stop, filled with excitement and adventure, and even if the novel is about Phasma, many other characters steal the spotlight.
Not only that, but we get a better look at the First Order stormtrooper program and the internal struggles between their leaders, especially the Huxes, father and son.
A great novel that flows like water, extremely recommended!