Delilah S. Dawson January LaVoy
- Title: Phasma
- Author: Delilah S. Dawson January LaVoy
- ISBN: 9780525524304
- Page: 255
- Format: Audiobook
One of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins and exposing a seOne of the most cunning and merciless officers of the First Order, Captain Phasma commands the favor of her superiors, the respect of her peers, and the terror of her enemies But for all her renown, Phasma remains as virtually unknown as the impassive expression on her gleaming chrome helmet Now, an adversary is bent on unearthing her mysterious origins and exposing a secret she guards as zealously and ruthlessly as she serves her masters.Deep inside the Battlecruiser Absolution, a captured Resistance spy endures brutal interrogation at the hands of a crimson ard stormtrooper Cardinal But the information he desires has nothing to do with the Resistance or its covert operations against the First Order.What the mysterious stormtrooper wants is Phasma s past and with it whatever long buried scandal, treachery, or private demons he can wield against the hated rival who threatens his own power and privilege in the ranks of the First Order His prisoner has what Cardinal so desperately seeks, but she won t surrender it easily As she wages a painstaking war of wills with her captor, bargaining for her life in exchange for every precious revelation, the spellbinding chronicle of the inscrutable Phasma unfolds But this knowledge may prove than just dangerous once Cardinal possesses it and once his adversary unleashes the full measure of her fury.
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OMG I loved this book. I was very dubious about reading this book. Actually I went into reading this book with zero expectations, at best I hope to get more insight into what could happen or new characters in the Last Jedi. In the Force Awakens Captain Phasma had two lines and I though her getting thrown into the garbage disposal was a fitting end to a forgettable character. Considering all this I was expecting a short story novella type book, this is nothing of the sort it is 380 page book with [...]
The shocking truth the First Order doesn't want you to know: Captain Phasma is actually five ewoks standing on each others shoulders
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/10/26/Billed as the secret history behind the First Order’s most notorious and ruthless Stormtrooper, Star Wars: Phasma was released to great anticipation from fans who wanted to learn more about the eponymous character whose chrome-plated presence was woefully underutilized in The Force Awakens. This being a Star Wars novel though, and knowing how they always tend to oversell the reality in their blurbs, I’d already braced myself not to e [...]
While it is often times difficult to recommend a Star Wars novel, as a die-hard fan of the mythology, the one aspect of the Extended Universe that always irked me was that non of it was canon. Sure, I loved that others branched off an wrote "what if" stories about all these wonderful characters, but I wish they had been rooted in truth, as acknowledged by Lucas and co. So, when Disney bought Lucasfilms and everything that went along with it, it made sense to re-label all the Extended Universe no [...]
3.5 to 4 stars. I liked this book a great deal more than "Inferno Squad". It's a relief that Phasma's not played for laughs here (like in Force Awakens when Han and Finn throw her in a garbage chute.) The Phasma in this book is incredibly ruthless, singleminded, driven, violent. This is what I expected to see when she first walked onscreen. This story takes place in two places, Parnassos, Phasma's home planet 10 years ago, and aboard a First Order star destroyer, Absolution. Vi Moradi, a Resista [...]
Read the full review at my site Digital AmritBut if you are to join me, you must look to your pride, Phasma. You must learn to gracefully accede to a superior’s will. Would you rather be right or would you rather be alive?Introduction‘Phasma’, part of the new Star Wars canon, is written by Delilah S Dawson. It is, as the name implies, the ‘origin’ story of the eponymous character, set after ‘Return of the Jedi’ but before ‘The Force Awakens’.Recommendation“Phasma’ was a let [...]
Probably the best of the Disney era SW books I've read. Told as a story within a story, Phasma's and the framing story both work. Vi is a rebellion spy captured by the First Order. One of their officers wants information on Phasma and is willing to torture her to get it. So Vi slowly delves out Phasma's life on Parnassas as told to her by someone who grew up with her. Parnassas is a dying planet, her people struggling to survive. When General Brendal Hux crash lands on Parnassus, Phasma sees it [...]
Let's be honest, the only reason I read this book was for Armitage Hux wearing a robe and how he doesn't want to keep Kylo Ren waiting. Except for Armitage Hux (You're doing amazing sweetie), I did not like this book.Every character made horrible decisions that made no sense or outright contradicted themselves.Am I really suppose to feel bad/think Phasma is the Evillest Evil to Ever Evil who only cares about her own survival when everyone she killed kinda were asking for it? Not a single one was [...]
This book is a prequel to The Force Awakens. This one tells the story of Phasma's home world and how she became a member of the First Order.Firstly, I have to say I am not the biggest fan of Captain Phasma and I do not understand all the hubbub for her character. I think the first two movies has done nothing for her character. That changes with this book as the author fleshes her out. Phasma is a cold, fierce warrior and she is a perfect fit for the First Order. This book asks if Phasma is that [...]
Good insight into a character sadly neglected in both films, but much as I enjoyed learning about Phasma, it was the frame story and the character of Cardinal that really captured me. I hope Dawson's plans include a future Star Wars novel featuring Vi and Cardinal
What a mess! This confusing book makes me pine for the original Expanded Universe: Thrawn, the Yuuzahn Vong, Corran HornMUCH better than this dreck!
I was pretty excited when Phasma was announced, that I wrote down my initial thoughts about what we might learn about Phasma: “I'm wondering if the reason we didn't get to know much about Phasma in TFA is because her backstory would give away a lot of surprises for TLJ, and maybe she has a larger role in the story than we have been shown. I'm not saying she's linked to any specific character, but I am hoping the character becomes a significant part of the franchise.”Phasma’s story is told [...]
Im a massive Star Wars Fan and I felt like Phasma just isnt main character material. The story felt like the components around her were more important and Phasma was just related or involved in anytjing that occurred. Continues some great backstory information but overall not the strongest Star Wars novel.
This is probably the first of the "Newer Improved and better tasting" Star Wars Disney book that I've liked. It does have its flaws but those are grounded in the silliness of this "new" SWG. I'll be blunt-Th First Order is not scary. They seem rather soft. When the Cardinal character -what a dumbfucking name especially since it is implied in the book that it implies his rank as well as his color. The problem is where the hell did anyone in the SWG universe see a Cardinal (as in of the Catholic C [...]
Let's get this over with. Phasma. I've got two confessions to make. First, this book took me about two months to finish. Second, I finished reading Phasma about a week ago, but I really didn't feel like reviewing it.That's how much this book drained me guys. Thank goodness it is over. Now before I begin, I have to let it be known that I felt the need to change my rating system and update a few older reviews to accomodate this clunker's one star. THE STORY: The purpose of this book is to tell the [...]
My original PHASMA (STAR WARS) audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.After writing the Star Wars short story, The Perfect Weapon, Delilah S. Dawson returns to a galaxy far, far away with the full-length novel, Phasma. I’m a fan of Dawson’s work, and it’s great fun seeing her playing around in one of my favorite cinematic universes and helping to build and expand upon the new canon of expanded universe tie-ins centering around the trilogy of Star Wars films.Aft [...]
"Phasma" may be the best book yet of the new Star Wars canon. I know, I know, high praise. "But Joe, what about 'Lost Stars? What about 'Thrawn'?" People, people, you've got to trust me here.I think we can all agree that Captain Phasma was (how shall I put this?) rather underutilized in "The Force Awakens." She looked cool, sounded cool, but ultimately ended up being a footnote in the story. A very shiny, chrome-plated footnote, but a footnote all the same.Then along comes the book "Phasma." Thi [...]
I’d give it between 3 and 3.5 stars. It was great to get a story about Phasma since she was woefully under utilized in TFA. I did find this to be a bit on the melodramatic side and there was something in the way the story was told that tried to create too much drama when it wasn’t necessary. But I hope we get to see some of this Phasma in the next movies because she just might not be the lapdog that the Imperials think they have.
Read this review or listen to the podcast at Book Geeks Uncompromised!The Boba Fett of our generation, Captain Phasma is an unknown but powerful figure in the Star Wars universe. Phasma is about her past and how she came to join the First Order. Resistance spy Vi Moradi is captured and interrogated by as an imposing stormtrooper clad all in red, Captain Cardinal. Phasma is his political rival so he seeks information that he can use to take down his fellow storm-trooper, Phasma.Vi herself has ne [...]
It’s a somewhat difficult time for Star Wars fans. On the one hand, there is a steady stream of new books and movies, and it’s fun to live in a world that is again Star Wars–crazy. On the other hand, the announcement that J. J. Abrams will direct Episode IX more or less ensures that nothing new or surprising will happen to conclude the new trilogy.In such a world, it would be nice if a new Star Wars novel could be relied upon to be at least “okay,” or even “meh.” Unfortunately, and [...]
After reading Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (which I enjoyed) I went into this with hope that I would get another good Star Wars side story, sadly that's not exactly what happened. Phasma suffered from the strangest problem, everybody and everything is more interesting than the character it is featuring. It was like the author was writing around the character instead of about the character. Phasma is dull and she is one dimensional. No matter what the situation is she will kill anyone who even slig [...]
i feel like Dawson took a post-apocalyptic novel out of her closet and slapped Star Wars characters into it. a nuclear meltdown? chickens? butterflies? these are not Star Wars things. and the conceit of the story: that tortured prisoner Vi is nattering on endlessly about the windswept grey sand and Siv's tender inner feelings is patently ludicrous. Cardinal is likewise an absurdly naive idiot who gets what he deserves. and Phasma? this does not develop or improve her character in any really inte [...]
I am having so much trouble rating this book. On the one hand, it's objectively well written, with clean prose and good pacing (at least for the last 2/3, I thought the beginning had some issues with POV shifting relating to the frame tale device). On the other, we literally only get Phasma's POV for the last of 44 chapters. The rest of the book is a secondhand retelling of an outsider's perspective on certain incidents in Phasma's past. ::squints:: This wasn't really what I signed on for. It's [...]
A surprisingly excellent story. It's a rather complex story within a story, both engaging, both taking you on a journey along with the characters. Each shifting POV character's story was well doned I was into each of those characters. Not easy to balance and pull off well.
I can't wait to read about Phasma 🙀
This is perhaps the first original story from the new disney cannon that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading until the end. Delilah Dawson combines two timelines in a book that deals more with the past and beginnings that with Phasma's time with the first order. Most of the action is developed through retelling of a narrator we are not quite sure if we should trust. The only words spoken by the actual Phasma in the present only appear in the last 20 pages and somehow that is quite enough to consol [...]
It's like an evil, anti-"Lord of the Rings" epic, where the forces of darkness triumph.ough there is a bit of hope left at the end for those of us who would prefer not to walk away from all this completely depressed. Just like "Lord of the Rings", there are digressions that made me mutter things about getting back to the main thrust of the story (Arratu, you are this novel's Tom Bombadil). But it certainly puts ample character meat on the bones of a woman who seemed to have nothing to offer in " [...]
The backstory of Phasma which I suspect will help explain the actions of the character in the "Last Jedi." Delilah S. Dawson spins a snappy tale.
Kind of spoilers?So I really like the Cardinal character much more than Phasma. I thought the author did a great job with her story, but ultimately it felt like the Star Wars machine wanted to make her a cartoony evil character so you didn’t really care that she died without getting much screen time in the movies. And also, if no one has ever bested her in combat, I can’t believe that Finn could do it in like 5 moves. It’s ridiculous. Overall I enjoyed reading the book and learning more ab [...]
Jogando para o primeiro lugar da minha MEDONHA lista de livros para ler, finalmente descubro o passado da platinada guerreira doidimais da PHASMA, que, coitada só teve 5 minutos de cena no Despertar da Força! Além disso, esse livro dá mais pistas sobre a Primeira Ordem no Episódio 8, ou seja TEM QUE LEEER VÉÉÉIO!Phasma (Journey to Star Wars - The Last Jedi) - Delilah S. Dawson | NITROLEITURAS #starwars #lastjedi #phasma #ficcãocientífica #aventura | 380 pgs Del Rey 2012 | Lido de 29.09 [...]
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