Sunday, December 06, 2015

Battlefront: Twilight Company (Star Wars) by Alexander Freed (Book 2015)

With the release of the new Battlefield game, they also pumped out a book to probably try and increase the hype. The plot follows around a group of infantry grunts fighting for the alliance during the time of the Battle of Hoth. Although the primary characters were mentioned and/or made brief cameo appearances, most of the Jedi/Sith stuff remained far far away.

The story was all about a group of soldiers as they work to complete missions/tasks to fight the Empire. As a standalone story, I've read better in the Star Wars world to be honest. Even at the end I didn't feel any connection to any of the characters, even the primary. There just wasn't enough character development although there were attempts; nothing really stuck. Additionally the author would build up to a battle scene just to end it with a one paragraph summary vs. a play-by-play sequence. I didn't like that at all; and this occurred on numerous occasions and the story didn't flow very well because of it. I would rate this book definitely below par.
Rating - Low