In The Force Awakens one of the characters we were most looking forward to seeing in action was Captain Phasma, as played by Gwendolyn Christie from Game of Thrones. She looked like a badass, in shiny chrome armor, but didn’t really do anything, like the Boba Fett of this new trilogy.
Author Delilah S. Dawson (Servants of the Storm) gives us a tale of her origins, from her rise to Captain of the First Order to her shiny chrome armor in an action packed tale that is part post apocalyptic adventure, part survival tale and all Star Wars.
I haven’t really read any of these books in the new canon since Disney took over, mostly because the ones that I’ve tried to I just couldn’t get into. It felt, from what I’ve read that these books would start with the iconic characters that we know and love, and then the books would take a turn and give us these new characters that we don’t know or care about, but it was so the authors could feel like they were writing their own work and not just a licensed book trying to get a payday on a familiar brand. And that didn’t appeal to me.
However, if there are any books that I should read comment below and I’ll check them out and I will admit that I was wrong on these books.
This one however, felt different to me and I think that’s in large part due to the fact that we don’t really know anything about Phasma other than she looks cool in shiny armor, she is this enigma of a character and that canvas was one that Delilah Dawson was able to use to her advantage, crafting a tale that is part Mad Max style post apocalyptic adventure, part survival tale, and all Star Wars to make a compelling backstory for this enigmatic character, whom I hope we get to see in action more in next month’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson – Grade B+