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Publisher's Summary

The aces of the New Republic have one final chance to defeat the darkness of Shadow Wing in this thrilling conclusion to the Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron trilogy!

In the wake of Yrica Quell’s shocking decision - and one of the fiercest battles of their lives - the remnants of Alphabet Squadron seek answers and closure across a galaxy whose old war scars are threatening to reopen.

Soran Keize has returned to the tip of Shadow Wing’s spear. Operation Cinder, the terrifying protocol of planetary extermination that began in the twilight of the Imperial era, burns throughout the galaxy. Shadow Wing is no longer wounded prey fleeing the hunters of the New Republic. With its leader, its strength has returned, and its Star Destroyers and TIE squadrons lurk in the darkness between stars, carrying out the fallen Emperor’s final edict of destruction - as well as another, stranger mission, one Keize has championed not for the dying Empire, but for its loyal soldiers.

Alphabet Squadron’s ships are as ramshackle and damaged as their spirits, but they’ve always had one another. Now, as they face the might of Keize’s reborn juggernaut, they aren’t sure they even have that. How do you catch a shadow? How do you kill it? And when you’re finally victorious, who pays the price?

©2021 Alexander Freed (P)2021 Random House Audio

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Meh. It's ok. The performance was great, but I found the story lacking. I don't feel any attachment to the characters - I don't care about whether Quell, Chass, Nath, Kairos, or even Will die. Wull's the best of them, and he's so irritatingly naive and doesn't learn. It's too bad; there was a lot of potential here.

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knocked it out of the park

this trilogy knocked it out if the park. everything I want from star wars. big ship battles with broken soldiers.

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Finally, it’s over...

This trilogy is not all bad as there is some progression of the overall Star Wars story with some good action sequences.
The series struggles with pacing issues, however, and is dominated by numerous stretches of brooding, loathing, depression, and regret. There’s just not a lot of fun here.
The majority of the key players are un-likeable, with a number of baffling choices and character motivations. There is an excess of soap-boxing and a deficiency in fun, adventure, or action.
The titular Alphabet Squadron at no point develops into a cohesive group, never mind a group the listener can root for. They spend the climax of this book (and climax of the entire trilogy) apart from each other, focusing on their individual motivations, instead of maybe coming together and giving the listener a payoff for slogging through this series. Alphabet Squadron, both as a group of pilots and as a book trilogy, simply fizzles away.
The story itself could have been told in a single book, but carries on and on as more of a look into the characters’ heads whom are difficult to like and ultimately hard to care about.
There may be a place for dark, brooding, self-loathing stories in Star Wars but do we really need a trilogy about them?
Hopefully we can get the fun back in Star Wars books. This series misses the mark, has no payoff, and is not worth investing your time.

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Best of the trilogy

Best of the trio of books. Good performance by January. Ends a good story created in the Disney era.

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  • dan
  • 2021-03-05

the angst is a lot to handle...

The character Chasna Chatuc* is almost impossible to listen to. Her angst and permanent anger makes any scene she is in almost painful. I wish I could delete all of her lines.

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  • Nick Roome
  • 2021-03-08

Keep the narrators consistent!

Struggling with this one as they used a different narrator for each book. Really wish they would keep it consistent. These characters that I learned to love in the previous two installments sound nothing like what they were portrayed as before. Story was fine.

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  • Richard Mietlicki
  • 2021-03-10

ok series

good but not what I come to expect from star wars. it's like they have lost their way with star wars.

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  • Jason Eisenhauer
  • 2021-03-22

The worse Star Wars book.

The story is unintelligible. The author is constantly having the characters rambling on about nothing. The story jumps around meaninglessly. I couldn't get past chapter 5.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-16

Best of the Star Wars books by far

Loved the conclusion to this trilogy. New characters, all flawed, all exquisitely developed, on both sides of the war. Interwoven story with twists and turns, masterful performance, and raw emotion.

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  • Brandon
  • 2021-03-13

Among the best

The performance was outstanding and the story/series are among the best of the new canon. I'm a huge fan of the rogue squadron /wraith squadron series, and alphabet Squadron is right there with them!

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  • tylor stell
  • 2021-03-12

Wonderful conclusion to a fantastic trilogy

I'm so happy to be a starwars fan with new content being so good like this wonderful conclusion to a fantastic trilogy 👏

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  • Kenneth Dusek
  • 2021-03-10

in excellent trilogy of books

when I first heard about alphabet squadron I was intrigued. over these last three books I've grown to care about these characters almost as much as the movie ones. I hope they get the love and treatment they deserve on the big screen. the bittersweet ending rings true as it probably does for so many veterans.

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  • Dakota Poore
  • 2021-03-09

a fantastic end, to a fantastic trilogy!

I have to say alphabet squadron has been one of my favorite trilogies of the new Canon.

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  • Ross Davidson
  • 2021-07-19

Probably one of the better Disney Era Books

After listening to both this series’ prior entries (not comics, need to read em still) (Shadow Fall was definitely the worst of them, I’m sorry to the narrator of that book she got so much flak) this book was really good. Character arcs ended well, story was engaging, a solid reminder of how hellish war is. Ending was solid, the final little twist is something I saw from miles away but it honestly didn’t feel too forced. Overall, a good book in my opinion, it ranks probably top 3 of the Disney books I’ve read/listened to, worst top 4 simply because the Thrawn Series is so damn good. Feels wise only Lost Stars is the only good comparison.