Madame Guillotine (Galaxy’s Edge: Tyrus Rechs #3) ★★★★☆

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Title: Madame Guillotine
Series: Galaxy’s Edge: Tyrus Rechs #3
Author: Jason Anspach & Nick Cole
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: SF/Space Opera
Pages: 339
Words: 104.5K



Leave no man behind.

On Detron, a simmering protest boils over and turns deadly when militants hiding among the demonstrators deliberately shoot down a group of legionnaires, executing one survivor and taking two for ransom. The only Republic asset the captured leejes can rely on is a lone marine sniper who defies orders in a desperate attempt to save them.

But a troubled sea of hostile riots, looting, and murder is too much for anyone to navigate safely.

Except Tyrus Rechs. Following a trail that links the riots and deaths to a demagogue known in the underground as Madame Guillotine, the bounty hunter must fight his way above, beneath, and through the sweltering city to bring the prisoners back home…and make those responsible pay.

Join the adventure as Tyrus Rechs stops at nothing to take down a nefarious conspiracy before it has a chance to take root in the very Republic that wants him dead.

My Thoughts:

TYRANNASQUID!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And imagine if Jabba the Hutt was a 9ft tall warrior crocodile? What if R2D2 was a psychotic little warbot that dreamt of shooting guns and blowing things up? Then combine Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker into one person and BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMM, you have the best Star Wars homage scene that has ever existed. I will be re-reading at least this book some time in the future simply for this part of the story, it was awesome!

Storywise, this felt like the weakest of the Tyrus Rechs series. It is evident that Rechs is reaching the point where he doesn’t care about the Republic anymore but his duty is still driving him. He’s not quite the man we meet in Season One of Galaxy’s Edge but he’s only one step away.

This was a very pointed political book in terms of just how corrupt the Republic has become. It’s not as fun as the previous books nor as “rah rah kick their ass” either. Good soldiers die because of bad political decisions and it is sad.

This is the latest in the Tyrus Rechs sub-series. It was released last year (2020) and I don’t know if there will be another one or not. Personally, this seems like a fitting place for this sub-series to end.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

27 thoughts on “Madame Guillotine (Galaxy’s Edge: Tyrus Rechs #3) ★★★★☆

    1. Sorry to disappoint you. But if you look closely at Rex, you’ll see some red dots on him. I’m pretty sure that’s the blood splatter from when he ripped your arms off.
      The fact that you can still type is just another example of the miracles of modern medicine!


            1. Oh, a gas station sandwich. If you want to live an adventure, or maybe die by one, then that’s the route to go.
              I once ate gas station chili and lived to tell the tale. It was harrowing….

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  1. I’m so out of tune with this Star Wars stuff. I had to google Boba Fett. And then of course I had to google what a mandalorian armor was. Had to break it off before I got sucked into an internet wormhole.

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