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Title: Wraith Squadron
Series: X-Wing, Star Wars
Author: Aaron Allston
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
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!
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.