Star Wars: Death Troopers Synopsis & Release

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Some people may be wondering, why is there Star Wars news on a horror website? Well incase you missed it(or just plain forgot), at the beginning of the year Meh filled us in on an upcoming Star Wars horror novel that was in the works.  Back then, the only little info that was available was the title and cover art and thats about it.  The book is title Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber and it is on track and currently slated for a release on October 13th.  With the book available for preorder on book sites around the net, the synopsis has been floating around. 

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.

While this is somewhat familiar, I think the inclusion of the Star Wars universe will give this book an interesting twist.  For all you horror novel fans, is this something you may read?  Sound off and let us know what you think on Star Wars: Death Troopers as the most recognized Sci-fi product heads to the realm of horror.


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