I am, as anyone who has read my reviews knows, a huge fan of Star Wars. Poe Dameron might be one of my favorite characters of the sequel trilogy, and Freed does an incredible job of capturing both his naivety and his cocky arrogance at once. Poe just wants to be a pilot, to fly and see the galaxy. When a cute, young Zorii Bliss shows up in need of a pilot, he gets whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime. What he doesn't know, is that the group he's ferrying across the galaxy are the notorious Spice Runners of Kijimi. This book is a quick read, and a ton of fun!
--Gary— From Gary's Picks!
This thrilling YA adventure, by award-winning author, Alex Segura, tells a pivotal story in the life of Star Wars hero Poe Dameron! This adventure is intricately connected to The Rise of Skywalker and tells the story fans have been hungry to know...
Poe Dameron has spent his life wanting to fly starships, and his mother, a former A-wing pilot for the Rebellion, was more than happy to show her son everything she knew. But when she dies an untimely death, Poe is left with his father, Kes Dameron, who struggles with his own grief and does his best to keep Poe close, and safe. But Poe wants more. He wants to leave the sleepy moon Yavin IV and find adventure in the wider galaxy.
When a group of smugglers offers him a job piloting them off-world, it seems like an opportunity Poe can't possibly refuse. And by the time he finds out the smugglers are actually part of the fearsome criminal enterprise called the Spice Runners of Kjimii, Poe is already in deep. His burgeoning friendship--and perhaps more--with one young Spice Runner, Zorii, is more incentive for Poe to stick around.
But is this the life he's meant to have? Is it even the life he really wants? Poe will have to find those answers for himself to discover the man he is and wants to be.
Alex Segura is the author of the Anthony Award-nominated Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novel series. He is also the co-president of Archie Comics and has written a number of comic books for younger readers, including the best-selling and critically acclaimed THE ARCHIES, ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES and ARCHIE MEETS KISS series.
Alex is also the co-creator and co-writer of the young adult LETHAL LIT podcast, which frequently placed in the iTunes top ten and was named one of the Five Best Podcasts of 2018 by The New York Times.
A Miami native, he lives in New York with his wife and son.