Here's a short summary: 1. The story goes back to what Star Wars had done best, a small passionate force out to fight something much larger and well supplied. Some of the dogfights could at first be a little hard to follow due to the amount of sci-fi techno jargon mixed with all the shooting and maneuvering but little by little I started making sense of it and enjoy the battles. How can you legitimately review 10 books at once? As one might expect, these books were loaded with action, particularly dogfights and space battles, and the pacing was, with some exceptions, brisk and kept my attention. After having read the first four books in the X-wing series which make one arc of sorts , I must say I had a pretty good time. Unfortunately, upon reading it, I did find a few things to take issue with.
Many threads are brought together and to a conclusion from the earlier books, but some are left open to allow for follow on stories. Mirax and Corran consummate their love off-screen. And Kirtan Loor, the villain I really liked, is gone. The sudden reparations between Corran and Booster, Mirax's father, were startling. Certainly I knew the ending, since I've already read the book, but I still felt like there were no surprises. The two primary protagonists in the squad are the aforementioned Wedge and his lieutenant, Corran Horn.
Too many Star Wars books use The 3 as a crutch, and not only does Stackpole not do that here but he created a cast of characters that you feel real camaraderie with. Why did I read this? Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. It focused on what this series does best: space battles. Following Corran Horn's lead when he returns from Imperial captivity, the entire squadron resigns their commissions from the New Republic so they can pursue an unsanctioned mission to take down Ysanne Isard and rescue the prisoners of war she's still keeping captive. On the other hand, this book was definitely a satisfying end to this part of the X-Wing series. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. I have begun with the negative points, but let me not end with them.
I also love Corran and Wedge's highly analytical inner monologue; most authors would avoid giving us so much of their thought train, especially in the middle of an explosive Top Gun meets Green Berets kind of action book. I normally get pretty bored with that kind of stuff as words often make it difficult to imagine how the combat is happening. As usual, I'm reviewing a series and this means certain spoilers are intrinsic to the review! Книга в твердом переплете может не быть обернута в суперобложку. Don't read a review for book 4 if you are worried about spoiling the end of book 2, for goodness' sake. On the other hand, I saw no justifiable reason for Corran and Mirax to get engaged. The main villain has taken over the planet that produces all the bacta, the miracle cure medicine, in the galaxy.
At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Now they must do the impossible : capture a hostile, fortified world - on their own. And unlike the other books in the series, the handful of deaths of Rogue pilots killed in combat feel more like a token nod to the danger faced by the squadron, and fail to evoke the surprise or sadness conjured up by deaths elsewhere in the series. They spend the book first trying to make Isard mad, then launching a final campaign against her with a plan that really only Booster Terrik and Wedge Antilles know about and don't share with either their team or with the reader until the end. That way, the fact that it's Star Wars will get you through it. But what good is action if you don't care about the people involved in it? It continues on in book five with a change in author and new cast of characters that eventually interact with these.
Corran is a reserved, sometimes stubborn and hot blooded man who never gives up without a fight. It's a fun, diverse group with several aliens and a pretty even split between men and women I dare feminists to find something to complain about here! As one might expect, these books were loaded with action, particularly dogfights and space battles, and the pacing was, with some exceptions, brisk and kept my attention. Stackpole X-Wing novels in my comments here. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Language fraught with clichés and errors And so on. While the Alliance Fleet mounts a major campaign against a deadly warlord, Ysanne Isard has seized control of Thyferra, intending to use its precious supply of bacta to destabilize and destroy the New Republic.
The 'world building' is fully fleshed out of a galaxy still at massive war that will drag on for decades and a Rebellion struggling to find its place after having killed The Emperor. Overall the book is very entertaining, but I am seeing more flaws in the series as I re-read. I'm not one to judge short dating cycles; my wife and I decided to marry after only a few months. . Wedge is admirable not only for his skills in a cockpit but also for his ability to read his subordinates and talk them through their problems before they get themselves or their comrades killed in battle. On the other hand, the fifteen million credits given to Tycho Celchu to frame him as an Imperial agent are coming in very handy as they load up a new base and command structure.
This was a really good end to the Rogue Squadron Quintet by Michael Stackpole. With the other books, it's honestly anyone's guess whether the author even looked at the preexisting books. To view it, To be honest, I thought that, of all of the X-Wing novels, this one would survive my criticisms best. The book is well written and the characters are either likeable or loathesome as they should be. I highly suggest that you choose expedited shipping. It can be a bit disconcerting to have Wedge go from detached commander to practical jokester as the novels are handed off from author to author but it still feels genuine to the character.