Video game tie-in novels are, for the most part, overlooked on my part. It’s a subgenre of book you rarely hear much about, and what you hear always seems to border on “okay.” And then came Alexander Freed’s Battlefront tie-in, Twilight Company, that’s caused some stir in the community. Not only does it canonize the battles we see in the Star Wars: Battlefront game, but it’s a decent novel throughout.

The first thing that stood out to me upon reading this latest adventure in the Star Wars universe was the fact that it felt incredibly different in both style and tone to anything I’ve read from the franchise to date. And I mean that as the greatest compliment. It is one of the freshest takes on the galaxy far far away you’ll ever experience. It doesn’t have the hope inherent in the films or other novels, where you follow morally…

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