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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing) Turtleback – 31 Dec 1996

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  • Turtleback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Demco Media Inc (31 Dec. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606118977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606118972
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 12.7 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Join the most elite fighting force in space on a do-or-die mission only the X-wings would dare to embark upon!

They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They are the X-wing fighters. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines. Their mission: to defend the Rebel Alliance against a still powerful and battle-hardened Imperial foe in a last-ditch effort to control the stars.

X-WING ROGUE SQUADRON

Its very name strikes fear into enemy hearts. So when Rebel hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the legendary Rogue Squadron, he seeks out only the best - the most skilled, the most daring X-wing pilots. Through arduous training and dangerous missions, he weeds out the weak from the strong, assembling a group of hard-bitten warriors willing to fight, ready to die. Antilles knows the grim truth: even with the best X-wing jockeys in the galaxy many will not survive their near-suicidal missions. But when Rogue Squadron is ordered to assist in the assualt of the heavily fortified Imperial stronghold of Black Moon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 May 2001
Format: Paperback
Make no mistake, although the plot is excellent, the main characters are well developed, what really impressed me in this book was the wonderfully described space dogfights ! Whoever has played the old X-Wing space combat sim, will feel a sweet nostalgia ;) By any means, this is a great SW book. No lightsaber wielding Jedi, no mystical Force advantages, just "plain" people and their fighters, who rise under the circumstances and become heroes by flying at the edge of the envelope !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Feb. 2003
Format: Paperback
Breathtaking the best book I have ever read Micheal A Stackpole really hit the right spot with this book. Action is plentyful and the charaters superb. The realationship Between Corran Horn and Whistler is comedy and Wedge Antilles is well played out in the first and best of the STAR WARS X-WING series. All the Rogue Squardron charaters worked well with the Star Wars Universe and the Battle scenes are perfection. It keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christian Guldager on 28 May 2002
Format: Paperback
I was struck with awe, when I first read this story. It's deep, tragic and tremendously exciting. It's rare in a Star Wars graphic book to have this much emphasis on the character's feelings and evolvement.
The artwork is great, it's really captures the style and action of the movies. However the last part of the book is drawn by two other artists with very different drawingstyles, and that kind of destroys the last part of the book. The inconsistency of style detracts from the enjoyment of the finale, thats why it doesn't get 5 stars. The story is still great though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Jun. 1999
Format: Paperback
Not bad. I'm glad I finally found out how Wedge's parents got killed on their station and good to she the person responsible show his face. Apart from that though I found the storyline quite disappointing. It lacked the usual action I enjoy from Rogue Squadron and seemed a bit empty. The only other thing I liked was to finally see what Mirax Terrik and Booster Terrik looked like...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard Sutherland on 11 April 2005
Format: Paperback
This book starts of with Wedge Antillies rebuilding Rouge Squadron into the killing machine it used to be. The book revolves around Wedge and one of his best/cockiest pilots Corran Horn a fugitve on the run from the imps. He is loath to make friends, but in the end he does and this basically saves his life.
This story revolves around Rouge squadron as they are the Alliance's spear head for the beginning of the push towards Courascant. They are sent on a mission to take Borlieas from the Imps, but like all the other books in this series things don't go to plan. Only perssion flying and excellent marksmanship finally make the mission a sucsess.
This book is a masterpiece and is trully up there among the Starwars greats. It introduces you to new characters and has lots of spacebattles and dog fights, which are one of the best things in the Starwars universe. A must read!!
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An excellant start to the series if I may say so myself, and it is such a relief to get away from the usual Han, Luke and Leia story lines. This book, and the ones after it, provide an excellant look into the ranks of the fabulous Rogue Squadron. Especially thier Commander, who is hardly featured in any other books. (what a shame!) Its only draw back from my point of view is Corran Horn's awfully paranoid and analytical nature, (sorry you Horn fans out there but it has to be said!) Over all a fantstic book! Go out and buy it now if you havn't already got it!
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By A Customer on 19 July 2000
Format: Paperback
As an experianced star wars novel reader i hadn't bothered with the series that were/was important with the whole st storyline but then i read the absolutely AMAZING I,Jedi and some of Stackpole's short stories with Corran Horn in. So i decided to read the x-wing/rouge squadron series and the first one is one of the best st books i've read (excluding Kev J Anderson's and T Zahn's) Click Add To Shopping Basket NOW!
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Fast paced but detailed at the same time, Rogue Squadron recreates the tension and excitement of the film's action sequences excellently. The author has done well to stay away from established Star Wars characters because you never get that feeling of invulnerability from them. The only book where I felt genuine surprise and sadness at the death of a character
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