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SPOILER ALPHABET SQUADRON discussion

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by Addi Ras, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Addi Ras

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    ok so this is the place to discuss the new Alphabet Squadron book.

    Also this is a spoiler thread so enter at your own risk as there will be spoilers ahead.
     
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    all right, i'm not done yet (they are just now leaving the Lodestar to go after Shadow Wing at Pandem Nai, but here are my predictions:

    • Chass wants to martyr herself for the cause, therefore she won't. not because she is thwarted, but because she decides to live.
    • Wyl is toast. he's so toast. all the kid has ever wanted was to just go Home after having fulfilled his duty. he's never going to make it.
    • Devon is Blink (calling it!), or, if not Blink, then some other member of Shadow Wing. his scenes are actually flash-forwards.
    • Adan's self-interests will be thwarted (with the help of IT-O, i hope), Nash will be a hero in spite of himself, and Yrica will find her place in the New Republic.
    • Grandmother is going down.

    i am loving every moment of this book. even when i hate Chass, i love how well she's written. this is exactly the kind of Star Wars story i love to read. : D
     
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    For me they have just finished Pandem Nai mission so I’m not that far ahead.
    I have to say the flight combat discretions both in space & in atmosphere are just spectacular & they various fighters operate very differently in the 2 environments.
    Also it interesting just how much work the droids do for the Rebel Starfighters compared to the manually operated TIE Fighters.

    Ok so @FN-3263827 in regards to your predictions.
    your absolutely spot on with Chass & it’s so well done I think you will love how it’s done.
    For Devon that’s a interesting take I was trying to work out if there was time for his parts to be a flash back but having it as a flash forward works so much better & if it isn’t a Shadow Squad member I’m not sure how he connects to the story as this is the first book n a trilogy.

    One finale bit the connection to the comics is much loser then I thought it would be but we still have 2 issues of it left so maybe they become more interconnected in the final 2 issues certainly the cover of issue 4 gives me hope that is the case.
     
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    I'm waiting for this book.
     
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    I just read the excerpt, so can't really add much...:p its dark like Rogue One, the comic book is great, cool characters like Grandmother... currently reading master & apprentice... @FN-3263827 said Last Shot was good, so that was gonna be next, but I don't know I might do this if I finish M&A in time for Thrawn... I gotta know how Thrawn tries to take over, or betrays the Empire... or If Vader gets a chance to take him out....:eek:
     
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    oooh, i gotta wait to read the spoiler, but i'm finishing the book this weekend.
    my copy has a comic book insert and yeah, other than the character of Grandmother, i wasn't seeing much connection there yet.
    last night's reading:
    ...they just got through the minefield and Grandmother blew the hangar doors, so i'm still at Pandem Nai.
    i actually kinda feel sorry for Rassus. he's a good officer. XD
    like i said, i'm trying to savor it. XD
     
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    I have just finished it
    & it’s got a very strong ending with 2 interesting reveals which will have a fairly large impact on the follow up books.

    Also the Devon parts are NOT flash backs or forwards the whole novel takes place in one time period.
     
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    everything was all good and well until that last chapter.
    and then it broke me. XD

    i had a slight suspicion that was coming because of the scene in the mud, but i put it out of my mind because i thought: but his name is Devon!
    ughnnnnnn. i can't believe Freed is going to make us suffer like this ~ hahahahaha

    some other thoughts, generally, about the characters:

    Nath, Chass, and Adan are well-seated on the train to "you suck". especially Adan. what a tool.
    is Kairos literally going to metamorphose? i'm kinda freaking out at the possibility.
    i thought i wouldn't like Wyl, but dang, what a great character. his sweetness and generosity is so refreshing in a landscape full of mean cynical gritty thuggery.

    And Yrica: so wonderfully written, so complex, so tough, so fragile, so much potential! i'm so happy this is a trilogy!
    she is my second favorite EU character behind Sinjir (and she easily nudged out Iden Verso for the spot).

    one tiny quibble though (and other spoilery thoughts):
    i low-key hate that she only joined the academy to get the flight experience and then defect. on the other hand it's a great story point that she subsequently couldn't defect and had to be shoved out by Keize. but i really like that she's so torn between the Empire and the New Republic either way.

    looks like that's Keize's fight now. i'm so heartbroken that he tried to get out but didn't make it. just couldn't reintegrate.
    i fear this trilogy will end in tragedy now that he's returning to Shadow Wing. i'm not sure she can save him now. : ' o (

    somebody give me hope! XD

    i LOVED this book. what an amazing ride.
     
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