Synopsis for Delilah S. Dawson’s Phasma Hits the Web!

As it was previously announced, Del Rey will be publishing a novel about the origins of one of the coolest looking Star Wars characters, Captain Phasma as a part of the “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi”. Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson will be released on September 1 and it just got an official synopsis.



One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies. But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet. Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins—and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.

Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson-armored stormtrooper—Cardinal. But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.

What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma’s past—and with it whatever long-buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order. His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won’t surrender it easily. As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds. But this knowledge may prove more than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it—and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.



If I say so myself, this was a bit unexpected – an interesting way to tell someone’s background,  but also an insight in the First Order. I am already rooting for the Resistance spy to get the upper hand while First Order officers squabble.


We will see how that plays out in two weeks when the book hits (actual and virtual) stands. Are you looking forward to Phasma and what do you expect?



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12 thoughts on “Synopsis for Delilah S. Dawson’s Phasma Hits the Web!

  • August 15, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    The story will be very hard to accept due to the character’s treatment in TFA. Forget the pointless First Order, Phasma herself didn’t convey any sense of cunning or danger and was disposed of casually like a common trooper. Perhaps that will change after TLJ.

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      That’s kinda the point with a book like this: add some needed depth to the character.

    • August 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Boba Fett did nothing but follow the Falcon, stand menacingly, and get tossed into a sarlacc’s mouth, yet people adored him, gave him books and comics of his own, and continue to treat him as one of the foremost Star Wars villains. Maybe Phasma will be similar, though I do hope she gets more to do in TLJ.

  • August 15, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I wonder if Cardinal is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Cardinals. And what is his favorite bird?

    • August 16, 2017 at 2:04 am

      oh you wacky bantha, you

  • August 15, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    I’m looking forward to learning more about Phasma because we still know so little about the new characters. I’m expecting this to lead into a bigger role in The Last Jedi.

  • August 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I guess my biggest questions are “why the hell does some random Resistance trooper have all the secrets of Phasma’s past” and “what does this tell us about Phasma immediately”. Both questions intrigue me greatly, because I’m really excited to know the answers.

  • August 16, 2017 at 4:30 am

    This sounds surprisingly good. It is nice to get some more ST era stuff, besides the Dameron comic, which is very good. I do remember Dawson and her work on the short story “The Perfect weapon” which was cool. A shame that the character wasn’t used.

    But really, I see some potential with this book. Not that the character was all that comparing. I mean seriously? What did she ever do in TFA? Even Bobba Fett fired a single blaster shot. Phasma barely did that. As such, I will be curious to see how this book ties into TFA and more importantly TLJ going forward.

    Because, really, Phasma, like Finn, is a cool concept. But ultimately was squandered. So my hope is that this book will actually make me and others skeptical like her. Because, if Forces of Destiny, a flash animated cartoon, could make Rey much better than her movie counterpart, then I have hope for this book. 🙂

  • August 17, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I’ve been under the impression she was the tall blonde girl from Jakku at the end of Empire’s End.

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