This tells the stories of the three main characters of The Force Awakens.
The story of Finn is set during his finally training as FN-2187 before the assault on a small village on Jakku. It tells of his four man training group, FN, that is overseen by the infamous, Captain Phasma.
The story of Rey is set on Jakku as she tries to survive by rebuilding an old starship only to be betrayed by those helping her salvage the parts.
The story of Poe leads him to meet the elder man on Jakku in a small village not far from Niima Outpost. This man has something that is vital to the location of the missing Jedi Master, Luke Skywalker. Both the Resistance and First Order are in search of this information. Leia sends Poe to Jakku to retrieve it. Setting the first scene of The Force Awakens.
It was a very good tale and well written. It is not overly too long like some of the Star Wars novels of the past. This tale gets you into the action not too far froTm the start of the story. It shows us how the Rebel Alliance and Empire thought about the status of Leia Organa.
If you have seen the new movie or not, I recommend this book for the Star Wars fan.
I give it a rating of 5 Dragon Coins