The Alphabet Squadron Trilogy Finishes With ‘Victory’s Price’
Alexander Freed’s final book in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy gets a title, a cover, an official description, and a release date.
The cover features Alphabet Squadron’s A-wing pilot Wyl Lark along with both his and most of the other ships from the squadron. Missing is leader Yrica Quell’s X-wing, make of that what you will. Here’s the official synopsis:
In the wake of Yrica Quell’s shocking decision—and one of the fiercest battles of their lives—the remnants of Alphabet Squadron seek answers and closure across a galaxy whose old war scars are threatening to reopen.
Soran Keize has returned to the tip of Shadow Wing’s spear. Operation Cinder, the terrifying protocol of planetary extermination which began in the twilight of the Imperial era, burns throughout the galaxy. Shadow Wing is no longer wounded prey fleeing the hunters of the New Republic. With its leader, its strength has returned, and its Star Destroyers and TIE squadrons lurk in the darkness between stars, carrying out the fallen Emperor’s final edict of destruction—as well as another, stranger mission, one Keize has championed not for the dying Empire, but for its loyal soldiers.
Alphabet Squadron’s ships are as ramshackle and damaged as their spirits, but they’ve always had each other. Now, as they face the might of Keize’s reborn juggernaut, they aren’t even sure they have that. How do you catch a shadow? How do you kill it? And when you’re finally victorious, who pays the price?
The series has dealt with the New Republic’s campaign to gain and maintain some semblance of official governance of the galaxy, along with the effort to wipe out remnants of the Empire, particularly Alphabet Squadron’s nemesis: Shadow Wing. More than that though, the novels have dealt with how the pilots of Alphabet Squadron: Yrica Quell, Wyl Lark, Kairos, Chass na Chadic, and Nath Tensent, have dealt with the trauma of their past in this new phase of the galaxy.
When you’re finally victorious, who pays the price?
(Wyl Lark has *seen* some stuff)https://t.co/3IfZX1UEKs
— Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) August 14, 2020
The current release date is March 2nd 2021 and if the first two books are any indication, the price of victory will be high.
Alex Newman is huge Star Wars fan and loves to keep up to date with the canon. He’s also loved movies for as long as he can remember. He’s a massive Disney and superhero fan but will watch anything. He’s worked at a cinema, a comic book store and at Disney World but is currently working in radio in London!