Warning:may contain spoilers from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and this book.
This book is set in the Star Wars universe. Specifically, it is set six years before Episode VII, and twenty-five years after Episode VI. It follows Princess Leia as a Senator in the fledgling New Republic. The main focus of the book is the politics of the Star Wars books in the lead up to the Force Awakens. If you were confused about how the Resistance and the First Order emerged, this is the book for you.
What I like about this book is the explanation it gives for the politics of the Force Awakens. In the setting, there is a gridlock between two factions, the Centrists, and the Populists. Readers who know a bit about early American history might identify the real world counterparts for these factions. The politics of the book don’t become boring like they did in the prequels. There’s also a little action and mystery mixed in which I like.
There’s nothing I don’t like about it. The book has mystery, action, and politics, without making it boring. It explains the backstory behind The Force Awakens, and does it in a compelling form. I’d rate this 10/10.
This is only my opinion, you should read the book and comment on what you think of it.
By Yasadu De Silva.