Thursday, 20 September 2012

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill - Aaron Allston

Release Date: 16/08/12


"The X-Wing/Wraith Squadron" books are one of the most popular series in the history of "Star Wars" novels. Now, the intrepid spy/pilots of "Wraith Squadron" are back in an all-new "Star Wars" adventure set in the time just after the events of the "New York Times" bestselling "Fate of the Jedi" series! "Wraith Squadron" was Wedge Antilles' boldest creation: a covert-action unit of "X-Wing" fighters, its pilots drawn from the dregs of other units, castoffs and rejects given one last chance. Now, years after their thrilling adventures during and after the Rebellion that destroyed the Empire, they're back to deal with a brand-new mission.


OK, I have to admit to a fondness for the star rebel fighter, I fell in love with it in the original Star Wars film (Star Wars 4: A New Hope) and loved the series that was released nearly 20 years ago. So I was wondering what this next gen on pilots would add to the mythos of those that have gone before.

What occurs in the title was a story that worked to the strengths of the X-Wing, fast action, hard hitting and of course with characters that you could get behind such as the daughter of the original pilot Wedge Antilles. Add to this an author who also has a love of giving the reader cracking dog fight sequences alongside top notch prose and all in I was more than happy with this title.

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