The moment I read the first chapter of Star Wars Lost Stars I knew it was going to be one of my favorite books. When you read the first chapter, not only do you get to know the two main character’s backstories but also how they came into their passion for flying ships. Ciena and Thane are two different people. One from the rich folk and another from the valleys. They were best friends for many years and even went to the same Imperial academy together. Throughout the book you start to see the characters change in either massive or short ways. Thane has different opinions about the Empire and Ciena has to stay loyal to the thing she pledged her loyalty towards.
This book is an amazing read because you get to follow the characters throughout years of the Skywalker Saga. You can read how Thane fought in the battle of Hoth or how the Battle of Endor affected many troopers. The best part about this book in my opinion was the slowly changing viewpoints of the characters. Thane had figured out the Empire was corrupt because he saw it with his own eyes, but Ciena may never see it. This is where the mystery of many events takes place and ends.