Claudia Gray’s Star Wars novel, “Lost Stars” is the journey through the saga preceding Disney’s “The Force Awakens” as seen through the eyes of two Imperial Navy cadets, Ciena Ree and Thane Kyrell from Jelucan in the outer worlds.
The story is a romance of the two cadets whose views on the Empire and the Rebels vastly differ leading both to take drastically different journeys through the galaxy, but it seems the Force keeps drawing them back to one another.
This novel is billed as a “Young Adult” novel for teens, which I think fits, but I felt it was much more than that. It was interesting to see the events that unfold in “The New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi” through the eyes of lower ranking officers and fighter pilots engaged in the battles. I loved the backstories and the worlds within the galaxy that Ms. Gray develops and like any good novelist, she leaves the door open for a future in her story.
This novel was a treat for young people and adults alike who love a good “Star Wars” story.