I find Star Wars novels to be a bit all over the place. The writing quality tends to vary between authors, and, more often than you would think, the stories don't lead anywhere in particular. Phasma does not fall into this category as Delilah S. Dawson delivers a fantastic science fiction novel that begs to be binge read in one sitting. The story is told using a frame narrative in which a resistance spy is captured by a First Order officer named Cardinal (who is appropriately a red stormtrooper) who forces the spy to tell him what she knows about the infamous and mysterious Captain Phasma. The novel answers questions about how Phasma became a member of the First Order and where she got her iconic chrome armor from. My one criticism is that our heroine Phasma remains as much of an enigma as she was during The Force Awakens, and I wish that the story had been told from her POV to get more insight into who she is as a character. My small gripes aside, this is one book you should pick up whether you are a die hard Star Wars fan or not.

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