Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson
Vi Moradi, an intelligence agent and resistance spy, is on her way back from a standard or routine mission when her spacecraft is intercepted by the infamous First Order. Vi tries desperately to avoid any connection being made between her and the cause she’s fought so long and hard for, in case any information she possess unwittingly destroys that very cause and renders her fight for it, futile. But, as well as Vi’s hidden and destroyed everything linking the two, aboard the Absolution, a resurgent-class Star Destroyer, Vi’s secrets doesn’t last long. Within moments she’s whisked away by the crimson clad Captain Cardinal and brought deep into the ship’s innards and not towards it’s brig, which should have been standard procedure. So what was so different or special about her that the immaculate and by the books Captain Cardinal would brake protocol? Could it have something to do with the recent information she came across on Parnassos about The First Order’s figurehead, Captain Phasma? Did Cardinal’s hate for his fellow Captain run so deep, that he, ‘Mr. by the rules’ himself, was willing to brake First Order protocol, just to get at her?
When Cardinal bring’s Vi into the deepest and possibly by the looks of it, quite forgotten-about parts of the Absolution, she knows what Cardinal probably after and how badly he wants it. Now all Vi has to do is choose how best to play her cards, to maximise her chances of survival and if she’s lucky, maximise her chance of getting out of this nightmare. She has to take it nice and slow. Deliberately releasing little snippets of Phasma’s past to keep Cardinal happy, all the while she’ll meticulously plan her escape. The only question is whether she’ll last long enough to put that plan into action and if she does manage to escape, what could Cardinal do to her in retrabution?
Teen Rating: Although lacking in places, ‘Phasma’ is a fascinating insight into Phasma’s past, origins and her true motives. A brilliant read for any fans of Star Wars or Sci-fi lovers in general. 3.7/5 13+