In returning to the series, Stackpole brought back a number of elements that made the original four books popular: Antilles countered by saying he'd only take pilots who were on the verge of being discharged from Starfighter Command, reasoning that while many would be irredeemable, there would be a few pilots who had just made one mistake too many.
I am quite comfortable with all the minor plot threads that crop up here and there because they all serve to enhance the main storyline of the novel and give it a very suitably sort-of-epic feel since this is a Star Wars novel.
At one point I also owned this amazing fold-out artwork poster on which you could place some stickers you could get from bags of Lays chips. This, combined with Imperial Intelligence officer Kirtan Loor's terrorist activities while taking orders from the Palpatine Counterinsurgency Front, leaves Coruscant and the New Republic in a state of emergency.
His articles always worth reading. Lots of fun was had in that quiet, unassuming library in the labyrinth-like basements of the Doheny Memorial Library University of Southern California.
It's an offer Wedge would love to refuse, for Isard is certain to betray them. As a novel about an elite starfighter squadron, that is quite appropriate of course, but Michael takes it to the next level by weaving in so much technical commentary and description. I would have definitely preferred to see more unconventional characters who are stronger.
For even against the most overwhelming odds, the Rebels will fight to the death. A decision is handed down that criminals from the Black Sun, a criminal organization, who have been imprisoned in the Spice Mines of Kessel, would be released on Coruscant as saboteurs and to weaken resistance against for the coming invasion, the Rogues are first sent to Kessel.
The book focuses first and foremost of the rejuvenation of Rogue Squadron, under the leadership of Wedge Antilles. And well, the cover is good though! Tycho Celchu and Gavin Darklighter are quite minor characters in Rogue Squadron, the latter more so than the former, but they both have a big part to play in the Expanded Universe, especially in the novels and they form part of the undying legend of Rogue Squadron.
You could pick up almost any Star Wars book and be instantly transported to the place you well knew from the screen. The astute ones among my readers might notice that I went to the same university as George Lucas himself.
Revenge of the Sith and I was totally blown away. It is all very vivid and realistic to me.
Isard's Revenge and Starfighters of Adumar[ edit ] Main article: All in all, it is a very ensemble cast that Michael Stackpole has built together for his good guys and it is quite vibrant and diverse as well, which just heightens the enjoyment of the novel.
X-wing series of novels. It is the sixth novel in the Star Wars: Following the conquest of Borleias, the Rebels and Rogue Squadron must handle Imperial espionage ordered by the rogue imperial Warlord Zsinj. The most obvious ones are Admiral Ackbar and Wedge Antilles.
That was the one and only jarring moment in the entire novel thankfully and Michael redeemed the Rogues extremely well in the two missions to take the world codenamed Blackmoon.
Coruscant, the giant city-world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war. Stackpole is something of a humanist, but we still get a lot of technical information about X —Wings and Y-wings and the science behind much of the Lucas magic.
His reactions to things are disgusting.
As a novel about an elite starfighter squadron, that is quite appropriate of course, but Michael takes it to the next level by weaving in so much technical commentary and description. As a war-hero and a starfighter pilot who is second only to Luke Skywalker, Wedge is portrayed as a decisive and sometimes brutal commander in his dealings with the members of his squadron.
This could have been really toned down to a great degree because the approach just gives the relevant scenes the feel of being info-dumps. Stackpole to the series he created, after a hiatus of three novels by Aaron Allston. Corran Horn is definitely one of my favourite characters from all of SWEU and his first outing is definitely a treat to read.
Or so they thought. In the original movies, he is a very low-key but important character nevertheless since as far as I know, he is the only military character to have featured in all three films.
Tycho Celchu and Gavin Darklighter are quite minor characters in Rogue Squadron, the latter more so than the former, but they both have a big part to play in the Expanded Universe, especially in the novels and they form part of the undying legend of Rogue Squadron.
To do so, they must pose as ruthless pirates seeking to join Zsinj's forces. Its almost like a really smart commentary on a changing era. One of these was seeing Gavin and Tycho get a bit more relevant screen-time in character growth.
She is also a potentially riveting character and is being set up as a nemesis to all of Rogue Squadron so I look forward to seeing more of her.
Many of the later novels take such connections to the ridiculous extreme and you have to wonder just how and why a small number of planets show up again and again in the background.
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Isard's Revenge continues the story that I had enjoyed in X-Wing books Rogue Squadron and the New Republic have barely survived the Thrawn Campaigns (see Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, The Last Command).
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