Battlefront: Twilight Company (Star Wars)

By Alexander Freed

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of BUZZFEED • A spouse novel encouraged through the hotly expected videogame Star Wars: Battlefront, this action-packed experience follows a squad of infantrymen stuck within the trenches of the final word galactic struggle among stable and evil.

The bravest infantrymen. the hardest warriors. The final survivors.

one of the stars and around the large expanses of house, the Galactic Civil battle rages. at the battlefields of a number of worlds within the Mid Rim, legions of ruthless stormtroopers—bent on crushing resistance to the Empire at any place it arises—are waging shut and brutal strive against opposed to an armada of freedom combatants. within the streets and alleys of ravaged towns, the front-line forces of the insurgent Alliance are taking the struggle to the enemy, pushing deeper into Imperial territory and grappling with the savage flesh-and-blood realities of battle at the ground.

major the cost are the soldiers—men and ladies, human and nonhuman—of the Sixty-First cellular Infantry, higher referred to as Twilight corporation. Hard-bitten, war-weary, and ferociously unswerving to each other, the individuals of this renegade outfit doggedly live to tell the tale the place others perish, and defiance is their strongest weapon opposed to the deadliest odds. while orders come down for the rebels to fall again within the face of more advantageous competition numbers and firepower, Twilight reluctantly complies. Then an not likely best friend considerably alterations the strategic equation—and supplies the Alliance’s hardest-fighting warriors an important probability to show retreat into resurgence.

Orders or now not, by myself and outgunned yet unbowed, Twilight corporation locks, quite a bit, and prepares to make its boldest maneuver—trading down-and-dirty conflict within the trenches for a game-changing strike on the final goal: the very center of the Empire’s army machine.

Praise for Battlefront: Twilight Company

“A novel that ties in to a game in response to a sprawling sci-fi franchise shouldn’t be this strong. . . . Battlefront: Twilight Company without difficulty thrusts readers onto the frontlines of the Galactic Civil struggle in a gripping tale.”—New York Daily News

“Compelling . . . an enjoyable trip via a galaxy in turmoil . . . Battlefront: Twilight Company explores what occurs to the cannon fodder combating and death within the historical past of area opera’s cinematic motion sequences. targeting the lifetime of a couple of low-ranking insurgent grunts stuck up in an unlimited interstellar clash, the unconventional is an relaxing story of interstellar event and drama.”IGN

“Satisfyingly advanced, immersive and relocating . . . a struggle tale not like any Star Wars publication that’s come prior to it.”—Roqoo Depot

“A army mystery [with] a few beautiful extraordinary activities scenes [and] the lived-in, gritty suppose of the unique trilogy . . . [Alexander] Freed indicates us the army part of the Star Wars universe in a manner that we haven’t visible a lot earlier than, whereas additionally giving readers new views on vintage characters and moments.”Tech Times

Twilight Company is among the maximum Star Wars tales ever approximately somebody doggedly, cynically coming to appreciate why appearing in accordance with the sunshine facet is important.”Den of Geek

“The most powerful canon piece of Star Wars literature to this point . . . absolute to be a fan-pleasing favourite . . . Explosive motion scenes and darkish humor in basic terms punctuate this character-driven story [with] heavy world-building and cameos from different characters through the Star Wars pantheon.”Alternative Nation

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