I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date November 2, 2014) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.).
I requested this book as I have read several others written by James Luceno. This book did not disappoint. I will give you my opinions on this book without giving away the substence of the book. I hate it when reviewers do that and if I read the review first I tend not to read it.
This book fills in the background of Grand Moff Tarkin from his boyhood to command of the Death Star. In addition, it delves into the relationship between Tarkin and Darth Vader. I found it interesting in how the author developed in detail how Tarkin’s character and mindset were ingrained while he was a teenager. He did this through a series of flashbacks while continuing the main plot line of the book.
I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is a Star Wars fan. It will even be an enjoyable read for those who have not had much exposure to the Star Wars Universe.