Wednesday, May 29, 2019

'Alphabet Squadron' Preview Excerpt Released

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Del Rey publishing have released a new preview excerpt from the upcoming novel Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron by Alexander Freed.  The novel is set after the events of Return of the Jedi, and follows a squadron of New Republic fighterpilots who are tasked with tracking down a team of elite TIE pilots, known as Shadow Wing.  Alphabet Squadron is Freed's third Star Wars novel (after Battlefront: Twilight Company and the Rogue One novelization).  The new preview excerpt was released on, but you can read the opening of it below,

Nath hadn’t slept more than five hours. The latest mission—a raid on an Imperial outpost caught relaying messages to Pandem Nai—had gone too well not to celebrate, and he’d spent until the wee hours in the Krayt Hut comparing notes on Y-wing repair with Hail Squadron. He didn’t much like the Hail Squadron pilots—to a person, they seemed much too proud of landing a spot aboard Syndulla’s flagship—but Nath might need them down the line. Humbly accepting a few accolades and acting friendly seemed worth the time.

But he hadn’t been expecting a wake-up call from Quell and orders to head down to the hangar at an unnatural hour, and he clearly wasn’t the only one: Chass’s eyes were bloodshot as she marched down the corridor, and even Wyl didn’t look fresh. Only Kairos seemed unperturbed.

Thing probably doesn’t even sleep, Nath thought with a mix of annoyance and admiration.

“They can win,” Chass muttered. “The Empire can win. Shadow Wing can win. Don’t make me fly this early.”

“Reasonable compromise,” Nath said as they strolled into the bay.

Quell was waiting in her flight suit. She offered a curt nod toward the group and jutted a thumb behind her at the rows of fighters. “Got word there’s an admiral coming today. He’ll be doing a full inspection of the Lodestar and its complement. Give your ships a walkaround, check your cockpits, don’t embarrass me. Understood?”

In other words, Nath thought, hide anything you can hide and clean up your mess.

Alphabet Squadron will be released next month, on June 11th, and will be the first of a trilogy.  Fans who are looking to get a head start on the fun can pick up the ongoing TIE Figher comic book series by Jodie Houser from Marvel comics.  The first two issues are available now, with the third (of five) being released on June 19th.

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