Shadow Fall is a canon novel written by Alexander Freed. It is the sequel to Alphabet Squadron (2019) and the second volume of the Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron series. It was first published in hardcover by Del Rey on June 23, 2020. A sequel, Victory's Price, was published in 2021.
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
News of the New Republic's victory still reverberates through the galaxy. In its wake, the capital ships of the newly legitimized galactic government journey to the farthest stars, seeking out and crushing the remnants of imperial tyranny. But some old ghosts are harder to banish than others. And none are more dangerous than Shadow Wing.
Yrica Quell's ragtag Alphabet Squadron still leads the search for Shadow Wing, but they're no closer to their goal—and the pressure to find their quarry before it's too late has begun to shake them apart. Determined, Quell works with New Republic Intelligence's contentious Caern Adan and the legendary General Hera Syndulla to prepare the riskiest gambit of her starfighting career—a trap for Shadow Wing that could finish the chase once and for all.
But in the darkness, their enemy has evolved. Soran Keize, last of the Imperial aces, has stepped into the power vacuum at the head of Shadow Wing, reinvigorating the faltering unit in their hour of need. Once adrift in the aftershocks of the war, Keize has found meaning again, leading the lost soldiers of his unit through to safety. The only thing standing in his way? The most mismatched squadron in the New Republic Navy, led by his former mentee: the traitor Yrica Quell.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
In Shadow Fall, the Temperance is described as an EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate, contrasting its appearance as an MC75 Star Cruiser in the video game Star Wars: Squadrons. Lucasfilm Story Group executive Matt Martin clarified that the novel was in error and that it may be corrected in future printings.
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Editions[edit | edit source]
- ISBN 9781984820044; June 23, 2020; Del Rey; US hardcover
- ISBN 9781984820051; June 23, 2020; Del Rey; US eBook
- ISBN 9781529124606; June 25, 2020; Century; UK hardcover
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- year after the Battle of Endor, while Before the Awakening states Kes Dameron and Shara Bey moved to Yavin 4 around six months after the Battle of Endor. Given that Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates their move to 5 ABY, the events of Shadow Fall must also take place around that time. establishes that Shadow Fall takes place approximately half a