Wraith Squadron (X-Wing #5) (Star Wars)

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Title: Wraith Squadron

Series: X-Wing, Star Wars

Author: Aaron Allston

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 416


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.


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