Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) (B&N Exclusive Edition)

Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) (B&N Exclusive Edition)

by Christie Golden


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Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) (B&N Exclusive Edition) by Christie Golden

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Set in the aftermath of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this action-packed prequel to Battlefront II introduces the Empire’s elite force: Inferno Squad.
The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire? In this thrilling prequel to Battlefront II, the Empire’s handpicked team will be forged in fire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781524797348
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Sales rank: 173,174
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Christie Golden has written over thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world (Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King) with a trilogy in the works.

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Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
AndrewReadsBooks More than 1 year ago
Since the re-launch of canon Star Wars novels and the relegation of older novels into "Legends", I've made an effort to keep up with each new novel as it's been released. Some novels have been leaps of faith - authors who are new to me writing books with very little released ahead of time. And then there's Christie Golden's Inferno Squad, which I felt so certain about I pre-ordered as soon as it was announced, and may have stayed up until 3AM to download on it's release date. In other words, I might have a little hype and bias. Inferno Squad did not disappoint. Golden delivers the most well developed imperial characters I've seen since Claudia Gray's Lost Stars. Like that novel, Golden leverages these multifaceted characters to create a story with real moral ambiguity and emotional strain. By slowly building tension and shifting the language and perspective of the reader, Golden delivers a novel that's hard to put down. Let's talk about characters. All too often, imperials are cast as automatons or indifferent killers hungry for power (e.g., Thrawn, Tarkin, and Count Vidian). These villains (or protagonists!) accept that they will commit or permit atrocities, and consider it a necessary part of their path to greatness. Inferno Squad introduces us to a different kind of Imperial. The members of Inferno are true believers in the Imperial cause, but they are neither indifferent nor power hungry (well, maybe a little). These Imperials want to win, but they also want to do the right thing. As readers, we are shown the humanity of these Imperials - their hopes, their fears, their secret guilt. I've seen other reviewers remark on the strangeness of rooting for the Empire, but the reality is that you find yourself rooting for Iden and her squad, not the Empire as a whole. After letting the reader get acquainted with Inferno Squad, Golden introduces tension by treating the partisans with the same respect and depth she grants Inferno. In a few short chapters, they transform from space terrorists to survivors, families, and lost souls trying to do good in the world. The partisans become characters you care about, and as a reader it becomes difficult to root against them. As stakes increase, the moral complexity and emotional intensity of the story increase exponentially. Questions that would be easy to answer at the beginning of the book (should the murder of children be stopped?) become much more difficult to resolve. When characters are forced to act, the results become powerful story telling. Aside from excellent writing and plot craftsmanship, Inferno Squad does a good job linking back to the rest of the Star Wars universe. We see strong connections to the Clone Wars, Rogue One, and Beth Revis' Rebel Rising. While I had anticipated a more strategic novel, perhaps like Alexander Freed's Battlefront, I was in no way disappointed by Inferno Squad's excursion. Inferno Squad is one of the best of the new Star Wars canon novels, and should go on every fan's reading list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely great! Not only does it deliver the same sympathy for the Imperials like in Lost Stars, but you get an awesome background story to the legendary Inferno Squadron!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great story. Read this before you play single player of the game. It really helps add to the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has a strong opening and closing but often times loses some of its luster in the middle. The squad is well developed and likeable to the point in which you will care for them and invest in them. If you have played the new game or are a star wars geek, like myself, give this one a read and you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait untill I can buy battlefront 2! Story was well written and stuff too.
Smredsoxguy More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was nice for a change to see the Star Wars Saga from the Empore's point of view. The newly developed characters fit right into the universe that we know and love. It fit so well that the plot and story intertwined nicely with events already laid out for us. It was very well written and I found myself Cheering for Inferno Squad. I thoroughly enjoy the Star Wars Universe and if you are fan like me, I definitely recommend this novel. I promise it won't disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was happy with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best star wars book that I have ever read period.
Skuldren More than 1 year ago
Inferno Squad is not your typical video game tie-in novel. It’s not crammed with action and it doesn’t play out like levels with boss fights at the end. Instead it focuses on characters, relationships and the thin line between the Empire and radical rebel groups like Saw Gerrara’s partisans. This story is the fire that forge’s Inferno Squad, but it’s not the battle many readers will be expecting. The main character in the story is Iden Versio. She’s a true blood Imperial, a believer of the cause, and a by the book soldier. The novel quickly introduces us to her with the Battle of Yavin and the destruction of the first Death Star. Shortly thereafter, her father, Admiral Versio, puts together Inferno Squad as a means to fight back against the Rebellion, but more importantly, the corruption in the Empire. This was an aspect I was not expecting. Rather than going on commando raids to take out key Rebel targets, Inferno Squad cleans up intelligence leaks and turncoats. Whether it’s a dirty moff threatening high ranking officers with damaging intel or a mole feeding information to a Rebel cell, Inferno Squad gets sent to take care of business. The side effect is that missions typically don’t require a lot of blaster fire. After a couple missions, the book slows down and focuses on just one. The target is a group called the Dreamers, and they’re the cobbled together remnants of Saw Gerrera’s partisans. Unfortunately none of them are the characters from Rogue One. Instead, these are partisans that were off planet at the time. Inferno Squad’s mission is to infiltrate the group, identify how they are receiving classified Imperial information, and tie-up all the loose ends. This mission drags on a bit, and if you’re not prepared for it, it’s a real slow burn. But it does have a pay off. Rather than action and suspenseful missions, it focuses on what happens when Imperials go undercover and are forced to bond with Rebel terrorists. On one hand, they find qualities that they like in these people. But burgeoning friendships are curbed by the reality that these people are radicalized killers devoted to their cause. The members of Inferno Squad have to walk that line between true friendship and staying focused on the mission. These people are the enemy. You can’t love the enemy…can you? But beyond that, it also causes the reader to raise questions with just who the people in the Empire are. By making Imperials the main characters, if forces the reader to view them as the heroes of the story. The thin line between the Empire and the partisans is further complicated by the different people on both sides. Some characters are more likable than others, and some are more bloodthirsty than others. Good and bad isn’t parsed out based on sides, but spread around for all to deal with. The slower nature of the book hurts the story a little. It’s not your typical Star Wars adventure. But it is an interesting story if you give it the time to work. As relationships build up, the dynamics of the situation get volatile, and that’s where the suspense comes in. However, it is a long game and a story that requires a little patience and lots of character bonding. It took a while, but I enjoyed the story overall and I give it a four out of five. It’ll definitely help give you a better idea of who Iden Versio and her squad mates are heading into Star Wars Battlefront II.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was amazing, the characters were well written, and after reading, I can't wait for Battle Front 2 to arrive.
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Awful just just awful do not buy this book