And as the battle against the Empire rages across the vastness of space, the pilots risk both their lives and their machines for the cause of the Rebel Alliance. Now they must embark on a dangerous espionage mission, braving betrayal and death on the Imperial homeworld to smash the power of a ruthless foe! It is the evil heart of a battered and reeling Empire: Coruscant, the giant city-world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war.
They were so important to me as a young fan and as much as I enjoyed the new film, I felt the loss of old friends. While discussing our favorites, he brought up a detail I had completely forgotten about The Bacta War and I realized that I hadn't read these books in fifteen years.
It wasn't only tactics and Shortly after being blown away by The Force Awakens in theaters I mentioned to a friend that I was still a little sad that these books were no longer exactly canon. It wasn't only tactics and neat ships like the Deathseeds that my memory failed to do justice to.
So many fighter pilots that I have used over the years to judge character development in other writing. Ooryl Qyrrg, setting my standards for insectoid aliens who refer to themselves in the third person since the late nineties.
Others, like Runt, Asyr, and Jesmin I had almost forgotten. Wraith Squadron had me in tears for the second time with a plot line that I knew the outcome to, but still couldn't bear. Framing the conflict between the Empire and the New Republic as the conflict between human and alien, conformity and individualism, fascism and freedom, is something these books do even better than the original movies.
Destroying a peaceful planet is horrible, but genetically engineering a virus to target and kill non-human populations throughout the galaxy manages to be genocide on an even larger scale.
Yet these books are as intimate and personal as it is possible to be. The reader feels connected to the characters, whether it's sympathy for a young Mon Calamari pilot who never gets a chance to fly because her uncle is Admiral Ackbar or the entrenched betrayal of believing a member of the squadron we have come to know so well could be an Imperial spy.
This is a great collection. Over the years I've loaned so many of these to friends that I would have needed to track new copies down one way or another. The convenience of having nine books on one conveniently portable reader cannot be overstated. A worthy addition to the shelves of any digital hoarder, in spite of the tremendous amount of bonus content trying to sell the reader more of the Legends.
Whether you were a reader of the expanded universe or you are only now exploring Star Wars Legends, this series is phenomenal and well worth reading.
They even have an Ewok fighter pilot. Yub, yub, dear reader. Any Star Wars fan should read these books. The story follows Wedge Antilles as the main character. Wedge appeared as a named character in several of the movies, and these books flesh out his story.
The story is set a few years after the Return of the Jedi. I occasionally go ba This is another one of my top ten series. I occasionally go back and read Wraith Squadron and Starfighters of Adumar in particular.
Below is my star rating for each of the books. Stackpole and Allston really made a defining genre within the Starwars universe.
The new "canon" writers should take some time and learn how to write a SW novel, here are several they should try to emulate. Interesting plots, good writing, loveable characters, this novels grab you from the start and you cant wait to see what happens next and to turn the next page.
Although not any longer part of the "approved" Starwars story, its st Xwing series are some of the best Starwars novels you can read. Although not any longer part of the "approved" Starwars story, its still some of the best novels in Starwars universe, universe which became impoverished with the exclusion of so many good novels and excelent writers.Rogue Squadron () is the first novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series.
It was written by Michael A. initiativeblog.com is set at the beginning of the New Republic era of the Star Wars universe and centers on the creation of a new Rogue Squadron by legendary Rebel Alliance pilot Wedge initiativeblog.com the first novel in the series, it introduces the primary character.
Find great deals for Star Wars X-Wing - Legends: Wedge's Gamble 2 by Michael A. Stackpole (, Paperback). Shop with confidence on eBay! Wedge's Gamble () is the second novel in the Star Wars: X-wing series. It was written by Michael A. Stackpole. It is set at the beginning of the New Republic era of the Star Wars universe.
All about Reviews: Wedge's Gamble by Michael A. Stackpole. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(9). The story follows Wedge Antilles as the main character. Wedge appeared as a named character in several of the movies, and these books flesh out his story.
The story is /5(7). Now that all the characters are introduced, we can get into the full-time groove of adventure. Michael A. Stackpole is a great author. And so, I find myself heading once more into the breach that is the famed X-Wing series with Wedge's Gamble more.
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