Book 2 is in the bag – The Perfect Weapon
You first meet Bazine Netal in the castle/cantina of Maz Kanata snuggling up to some big alien, and she’s the one who alerts the First Order to the whereabouts of BB8 and the rest of the gang. You could tell she is a bad ass just from the few seconds of screen time she gets (juxtaposed against the battered rebel spy who informs the rebellion) and I was intrigued to learn more.
The audio book is well read, and very easy to listen to. It captures the feel of Star Wars and if this is a measure of the quality of the fiction Disney are going to be putting out then I think it’s in safe hands.
There’s definitely scope for her to have more adventures, as now I know how skilled she is, I can’t imagine she perished during the battle.