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Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree grew up together on the Outer Rim planet of Jelucan, finding common ground in the joy of flying despite their different social classes. After a chance encounter with Grand Moff Tarkin, they decide to join the Empire, with both graduating at the top of their class from the Imperial Academy on Coruscant. But as they rise through the ranks, they’re exposed more and more to the questionable methods of the Empire. Thane becomes disillusioned, yet Ciena is compelled to stay by her personal code, believing she can change the Empire from the inside. Can their bond survive the Galactic Civil War, even when they’re forced to be enemies? Lost Stars is an action-packed love story, set against the backdrop of the events of the original Star Wars trilogy — making it a great entry point for anyone looking to dip their toes into the expanded universe. Claudia Gray has crafted an excellent tale worthy of the Star Wars canon, with likeable, morally-gray protagonists, thrilling space battles, and an ending that will leaving you wanting more.
The Empire can be seductive, particularly if you're an aspiring young pilot...
Thane Kyrell and Ciena Ree both know this very well when they enroll Imperial Academy, eager to pursue their dreams. When Thane discovers the darker side of the Empire, though, and defects to the Rebellion, the pair's lifelong friendship will be put to the ultimate test.
Will Thane and Ciena's relationship -- or even they themselves -- survive this galactic conflict...?
About the Author
Claudia Gray is the New York Times bestselling author of many science fiction and paranormal fantasy books for young adults, including Defy the Stars, Defy the Worlds, the Firebird series, the Evernight series, the Spellcaster series, and Fateful. She's also had a chance to work in a galaxy far, far away as the author of the Star Wars novels Lost Stars,Bloodline, and Leia, Princess of Alderaan. Born a fangirl, she loves obsessing over geeky movies and TV shows, as well as reading and occasionally writing fanfiction; however, she periodically leaves the house to go kayaking, do a little hiking, or travel the world. She will take your Jane Austen trivia challenge any day, anytime. Currently she lives in New Orleans.