StarWars.com has revealed the cover for Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed, a novel inspired by the Star Wars: Battlefront video game. For those of you who love both books and video games, this may be the novel you’re looking for.
Check out the cover below.
The artistry on the cover is vivid, perfectly depicting the chaos of war amid the snow and bluster of what could be Hoth. Also interesting to note is the hulking Besalisk in the background, as well as the female trooper nearby. The human pictured in the fore may be our main protagonist and, also taking into account his apparent age, the leader of the Twilight Company of the 61st mobile infantry.
Here’s the synopsis of the story from Amazon:
"The bravest soldiers. The toughest warriors. The ultimate survivors. Among the stars and across the vast expanses of space, the Galactic Civil War rages. On the battlefields of multiple worlds in the Mid Rim, legions of ruthless stormtroopers—bent on crushing resistance to the Empire wherever it arises—are waging close and brutal combat against an armada of freedom fighters. In the streets and alleys of ravaged cities, the front-line forces of the Rebel Alliance are taking the fight to the enemy, pushing deeper into Imperial territory and grappling with the savage flesh-and-blood realities of war on the ground.Leading the charge are the soldiers—men and women, human and nonhuman—of the sixty-first mobile infantry, better known as Twilight Company. Hard-bitten, war-weary, and ferociously loyal to one another, the members of this renegade outfit doggedly survive where others perish, and defiance is their most powerful weapon against the deadliest odds. When orders come down for the Rebels to fall back in the face of superior opposition numbers and firepower, Twilight reluctantly complies. Then an unlikely ally radically changes the strategic equation—and gives the Alliance’s hardest-fighting warriors a crucial chance to turn retreat into resurgence.Orders or not, alone and outgunned but unbowed, Twilight Company locks, loads, and prepares to make its boldest maneuver—trading down-and-dirty battle in the trenches for a game-changing strike at the ultimate target: the very heart of the Empire’s military machine."
I can’t wait for this book! Since I’m not sure I’ll be able to borrow a gaming console and play the video game myself, I’m hoping Twilight Company will give insight into the era and part of the war between the Empire and the Alliance that Battlefront explores,. Perhaps there will even be some hints of the Battle of Jakku.
In addition to the book’s cover, StarWars.com also revealed a patch specially designed for the members of the Twilight Company. Check it out below.
Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company will be available in hardcover and e-book formats on November 3rd.