in the Years Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Apr 09, 2017misterwisp rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
-It adds context that makes The Force Awakens a little better. The political situation in the New Republic that led to The First Order makes a more sense after this book. The slow corruption of the New Republic after the fall of the Empire was unexpectedly compelling to consider. -Claudia Gray's writing is good. Leia feels like Leia and the new characters feel like they would fit right into a movie. The plot moves along at a good pace. -The tone is a little dark. The adventure is still there but it is a little less lighthearted then the old movies and books. It suits the story though and made me want to watch The Force Awakens again despite being someone with mixed feelings towards that movie.