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 PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:20 pm Reply with quote  
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  Darth Skuldren
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As revealed at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Alexander Freed will be writing a book called Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company.



Random House Link: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/7821/battlefront-twilight-company-star-wars-by-alexander-freed/

Alexander Freed is a comic writer who wrote Star Wars: The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire, The Lost Sons, and Purge: The Tyrant's Fist. This will be his first novel (and not just Star Wars, but first novel ever).

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"The book is, of course, part of the Star Wars franchise. While itís connected to the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront video game, itís an original story and not a novelizationĖitíll hopefully satisfy both rabid Battlefront fans and non-gamers alike. (Thereís a long tradition of Star Wars novels that link to video games without retelling their stories; itís not a bad tradition to be a part of.)

I canít reveal many other details at this point. As mentioned at Celebration, the book focuses on front line soldiers in the Rebel Alliance, but itís too early to talk specifics about characters and plot and theme. Nonetheless, folks whoíve enjoyed my approach to the Star Wars universe before should, I think, enjoy Twilight Company. If thereís interest, I may do a post on specific literary antecedents and military science fiction generally down the line."

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Hmmm...that's very interesting. I'll keep my eye on it.
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I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of Alexander Freed's comics. I did like his TOR Sith ones though. This will be his first novel, so it'll be interesting to see how he does in prose format.
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Bets on when this book is placed in the new canon timeline? I'm betting on just before ESB (Hoth) and maybe into RotJ (Endor). Point being...yet ANOTHER book set in the OT era! Man I can't wait for TFA to come out so that the publishing companies (books and comics) can move on in the timeline!!!!!


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Skywalker2B wrote:
Point being...yet ANOTHER book set in the OT era!


It's almost as if they're thinking: "OT good, PT bad! Fans only want stuff from holy OT, nothing from dreaded PT!"

I wonder where they got that impression.
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Oh gee. Work 984 set in the OT.

And a sequel trilogy that even the actors say re-treads the OT.

Because doing anything original is bad.

Sigh.
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It only makes sense to me. The OT takes place immediately before the new movie. Why would they create content from the PT when they are trying to set the stage for the new movie? Especially when they are bringing back the cast from the OT. The PT is fresh in our memories. It will take time before Disney revisits the PT. Patience everyone...


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Anyone read this yet? I really enjoyed it. I think Alexander Freed did a perfect job of capturing a war story, cause that's what this one is. It focuses on the soldiers, the blurred lines of violence and survival. There's a variety of characters representing different kinds of people: those who believe in the rebels cause, those who believe in each other, and those who simply wage war because it's what they're good at. Plus it shows some of the Imperial side without painting them all as evil people.

I wasn't a big fan of some of Freed's comics, and this being his first novel, I was trepidatious, but he really knocked this one out of the park.
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^ I like the sound of that. If I ever get around to reading any of the new books I think that will be one of them, along with Lords of the Sith.
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I was originally very interested in this. Republic Commando is still one of my favorite EU series, and this seems like a similar genre. But then I went and forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder, Skuldren. I might pick this up.
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I just picked this book up today during lunch, along with "The Force Awakens Lost Stars." I've chosen to read "Lost Stars" first, then I'll dig into "Battlefront: Twilight Company."


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