I’ve always loved the character of Poe Dameron from the sequel trilogy of Star Wars. So when I was given the opportunity by Disney to read and review an advanced copy of the book Poe Dameron: Free Fall by Alex Segura, I was ecstatic.
Poe Dameron: Free Fall takes place about 16 years before Star Wars Episode VII: The Force awakens. And recounts how Poe ends up as a Spice Runner of Kijimi.
The book was an adventure throughout, with plenty of near escapes from certain death. A book about Poe Dameron wouldn’t be complete without many quips from the titular character.
Some other stand out parts from the book:
Zorii Bliss – We get to know a young Zorii whom we first met in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. She was an enigma when she first showed up, but we get to know more about her, and her connection with Poe, throughout the story.
Babu Frik – I don’t know anyone who didn’t fall in love with the little droid smith in Episode IX. His appearance in Poe Dameron: Free Fall, though brief, was enough to make my heart soar. Every time he talked, I could hear his cute little scratchy voice.
EV-6B6 – I’m a sucker for spunky droids, and Eevee is no exception. We find out that Poe is not a fan of droids, but EV helps change all that, which I imagine is what helps pave the way for BB-8 to become Poe’s best friend.
Planets and flying – It wouldn’t be Star Wars without flying around the galaxy and visiting planets, would it? Well, you’ll get lots of flying, seeing as the Poe we know is one of the best pilots in the Resistance.
Alex Segura did a fantastic job at sharing another story from our favorite galaxy from long ago. He captured the spirited nature of the adventurous Poe Dameron and helped me to fall in love with the pilot even more. The book is out on August 4th and you can pick up your copy from a store near you or get it from Amazon.