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Fast-paced fun: Star Wars fans learn about Poe Dameron’s early life on the run

Poe Dameron: Free Fall has just the right amount of… how did author Alex Segura put it? Oh yeah, “subterfuge, shady dealings and murky morals.” 

Throw in extreme piloting, numerous blaster battles and countless colorful characters and you have got yourself one heck of a Star Wars story.

A young Poe struggles with his mother’s death while his relationship with his father dwindles. Pushing boundaries and always on the run, Poe yearns for something more than the monotony of life on Yavin 4. After all, both his parents fought for the New Republic. How did they become so resigned to this ordinary life? And what does their past mean, if anything, for Poe’s future? 

Perhaps Poe will be a hero, a villain or a teenager trying to work through his largely-criminal life choices. Whatever the case, we already know from our well-established Star Wars fandom that there are few, if any, dull moments in the life of Poe Dameron.

Following suit with not a dull moment in sight, Segura’s story soars through the galaxy at top speed. Fast-paced and heavily plot driven, Free Fall peppers in character development sparingly without losing the emotional integrity of an anticipated origin story. It queries the sensitive balance between the stability of home and the hypnotic appeal of adventure. The grass is always greener on the other side and the reader contemplates the good and bad, legal and illegal, alongside Poe every step of the way.

An easy read and a long-awaited introduction to the beginnings of Poe and Zorii’s friendship (not to mention at least a few encounters with our favorite Babu Frik), Free Fall deservedly earns its place among unforgettable Star Wars stories.

Poe Dameron: Free Fall will be released on August 4, 2020. Preorder your copy now at Amazon.