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Wraith Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series #5) (Book 5) (udgave 1998)

af Aaron Allston (Forfatter)

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As the battle against the Empire rages, a new crew of X-wing fighters risk life and machine on a daring undercover mission and emerge as the Rebel Alliances elite strike force. It is Wedge Antilless boldest creation: a covert-action unit of X-wing fighters, its pilots drawn from the dregs of other units, castoffs and rejects being given one last chance. But before the new pilots can complete their training, the squadrons base is attacked by former Imperial admiral Trigit and Wraith Squadron is forced to swing into actiontaking over an Imperial warship and impersonating its crew. The mission: to gain vital intelligence about Trigits secret weapons, to sabotage the admirals plans, and to lure him into an Alliance trap. However, the high-stakes gamble pits Wraith Squadrons ragtag renegades against the Empires most brilliant master of guile and deception. Are they up to the challenge? If not, the penalty is instant death.… (mere)
Medlem:AndrewJero
Titel:Wraith Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series #5) (Book 5)
Forfattere:Aaron Allston (Forfatter)
Info:Bantam Books (1998), Edition: Reissue, 416 pages
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It's always tough when you're introducing a totally new cast of original characters, and the leading/governing characters in this book only had very minor roles in the original films (with very brief cameos by the Big Three). Still, it just didn't have the same human-oriented feel as Michael Stackpole's Rogue Squadron books. I could be biased, though, because I think Stackpole wrote THE most human book in the entire Star Wars Expanded Universe: "I, Jedi," set in the first-person, which is also among my favorite EU stories.

It also threw me off that Wedge is 28 in this book, since I'm currently around that age and he sounds much, much older and more "stale" than any 28-year-old I know. And I didn't feel that any of the female characters were handled realistically--Allston has a far better grasp of the male voice. (Tyria throughout the book made me roll my eyes for some reason. And it seems like every human female in the book was described as "tall, slender, and beautiful." Seriously?)

This was still a fun and light read, though. I'd actually started it numerous times over the years but kept giving up or losing track of it about halfway through for some reason. It was nice to actually finish it off. And I have read WAY, WAY worse as far as Expanded Universe novels go. ( )
  andorus | Oct 4, 2019 |
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  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.leafmarks.tumblr.com by express permission of this reviewer. Title: Wraith Squadron Series: X-Wing, Star Wars Author: Aaron Allston Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars Genre: SFF Pages: 416 Synopsis: Wedge puts together a new X-Wing group, one that is multi-talented in more than just flying and fighting with X-wings. However, they are all the dregs, the washouts, the problem children, of other units. Can Wedge forge them into a new squadron, one that is equal to Rogue Squadron? Or course he can; this is the Star Wars Expanded Universe after all! My Thoughts: Stackpole's writing was much more intense, almost darker. Allston on the other hand, injects a much needed dose of humor throughout the whole book and makes it work. I like Allston's writing and am sad that we'll never be reading any more new stuff from, as he died earlier this year. With a different author, we veer away from Rogue Squadron and into the Adventures of Wraith Squadron. A more disparate crew you won't be able to find, except maybe on the Millennium Falcon. A whole group of sentients with some serious issues, in one form or another. It is a lot of fun to see them coming together as a group and fixing their issues. Wraith Squadron's mission, overall, is to find and destroy Warlord Zsinj. And these books focus on the little missions leading up to that denouement. " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
After the success of Rogue Squadron, Wedge forms Wraith Squadron out of the least likely, least successful pilots in the Republic. The training sequences here are my favorite out of all the X-wing books, and there was an added touch of humor that really brought the characters to life. Plus, I had gotten kinda tired of Corran "I'm so awesome" Horn. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
Wraith Squadron - the Rogues have serious competition!
I was prepared to not like this book. In fact, I put off reading it for 15 years or so. I tore through the first four titles in the X-Wing series of novels when they came out, loving every page Wedge Antilles and Corran Horn remain two of my favorite characters in the Star Wars EU. When I saw that book 5 was NOT actually about Rogue Squadron, I felt a bit betrayed. Stackpole wasn't writing this one and it wasn't even about my Rogues? Why bother? Well, this summer I decided enough was enough and I finally buckled down to read the tale of these so-called Wraiths. I was not prepared for the joy I would find in this book. First of all, Wedge Antilles hasn't gone anywhere. I wished that I'd known sooner that Wedge was the one at the helm of Wraith Squadron - it certainly wouldn't have taken 15 years to read this. With Wes Janson at his side, Wedge builds a team of screw-ups that is as potent a weapon as it is comical. This book closely follows the exploits of the Wraiths as they bond into a new squadron facing adversity, with the space battle action I've come to expect from the X-Wing series. However, this story becomes a tale of espionage, action, humor, and intrigue. I couldn't wait to see what mission they would take on next and how they could possibly pull it off. The pranks and the humor that brings this team together, along with the story crafted by Aaron Allston, makes this a must-read. It was also great to finally get the gaps filled in about Warlord Zsinj's campaign against the fledgling New Republic. In summary, this book is more than a worthy successor to the story of the Rogues in the earlier books of this series. Give it a read. It will NOT disappoint. ( )
  skip_wiley | Sep 19, 2014 |
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As the battle against the Empire rages, a new crew of X-wing fighters risk life and machine on a daring undercover mission and emerge as the Rebel Alliances elite strike force. It is Wedge Antilless boldest creation: a covert-action unit of X-wing fighters, its pilots drawn from the dregs of other units, castoffs and rejects being given one last chance. But before the new pilots can complete their training, the squadrons base is attacked by former Imperial admiral Trigit and Wraith Squadron is forced to swing into actiontaking over an Imperial warship and impersonating its crew. The mission: to gain vital intelligence about Trigits secret weapons, to sabotage the admirals plans, and to lure him into an Alliance trap. However, the high-stakes gamble pits Wraith Squadrons ragtag renegades against the Empires most brilliant master of guile and deception. Are they up to the challenge? If not, the penalty is instant death.

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