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The Super Star Sleek, swift and deadly, the famed X-Wing fighters have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force the hard way--first in battle, the last line of defense. Now they must make a deal with the devil herself--an enemy whose ultimate goal is their total annihilation. It's the kind of mission only Wedge Antilles and the Book 9 in the exciting series! The X-wing fighter pilots have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force by overwhelming enemies with their rapid-fire assaults. But now they are about to embark on a diplomatic mission that will prove to be even more hazardous than all-out combat The neutral world of Adumar has Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite Featured Monthly Membership Switch to Libro.
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Spread the word and chooseindie. Add to Your Wish List Almost ready! In order to save books to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account. Gift Now. You will need to at least know the summaries of the NJO on to the Fate of the Jedi series to understand the world it's set in, so do your research before you start this one to be able to get the full flavor of the world and the characters in it. Jun 21, Josh rated it it was ok. I have met Aaron Allston a couple of times, and once interviewed him for my Star Wars fan club and fanfiction plot line, The New Imperium www.
He's a great guy, and is one of the best writers for SW books out there, because he can combine action, intrigue, humor, and sheer innovation together into a great story. After reading so much high-quality sci fi and fantasy, every time I go back to a SW book I am shocked by how poor the quality is. Was I settling for these kinds of book I have met Aaron Allston a couple of times, and once interviewed him for my Star Wars fan club and fanfiction plot line, The New Imperium www.
Was I settling for these kinds of books all those years? Or has the quality just dropped that far?
I don't know. This book is far from Allston's best - it may be his worst, actually. I found the plot extremely difficult to follow. There were too many new characters introduced that it was hard to keep up with, plus they just didn't mesh well together. It was like casting a bunch of actors that just didn't "click" - the dialogue seems off, the humor forced, and the relationships pointless.
Further, the main character is a talking Gamorrean savant - an extremely odd choice. The problem is that Allston writes him just like a human character. I realize that aliens in SW aren't really very "alien" at all. Finally, the scope of the story was just too small, and didn't make any sense to me, really. I don't know why this book was written or published. The narration is excellent though, and a special treat for Star Wars audiobooks are the music, ambient and special effects that are weaved throughout the story.
You don't get that in most books, and it really helps you feel "in" the Star Wars universe. I did find it a bit distracting sometimes during some of the harder-to-follow dialogue and infodumps. Aaron Allston's sadly last contribution to the X-Wing arc is a fitting send-off for the Wraiths.
Plotwise it is a much more infiltration and deception based story, with almost zero X-Wing -based starfighter battles, than the previous novels in the series. Which doesn't mean to say that it lacks action - it has it in spades. We see the return of old favourite characters, and the introduction of a new and devious opponent. I enjoyed every page, and it's unfortunate that this entire series is no longer canon to the Star Wars universe. Aug 15, Joy rated it liked it Shelves: 21c , science-fiction , ebook , star-wars.
The X-Wing books by Allston were my favorites Piggy's storyline was by far the most effective--both the glimpses to his early days in the Wraiths and his dillusioned present.
However, I didn't find the young Wraiths particularly interesting or engaging: Myri and Jesmin were both wholly forgettable, and I think an oldtimer cameo at the end o Reading this made me very nostalgic for my early twenties, when I read through a HUGE chunk of Star Wars novels in a gulp.
However, I didn't find the young Wraiths particularly interesting or engaging: Myri and Jesmin were both wholly forgettable, and I think an oldtimer cameo at the end of the book was a mistake--it made the young characters even less interesting to me. Ah well. Jun 22, Khurram rated it it was amazing. Great book.
Fast paced, revelation twist and turns come at light speed. This is one of these book once you start you cannot put it down till it is finished. The only criticism I have for this book is that it is finished. I would not have minded another pages even if it was simply for character development. There are a couple of family names dependents of famous Star Wars characters, but in true spy fashion we are not given too many details about the most of the characters, this would make a Great book. There are a couple of family names dependents of famous Star Wars characters, but in true spy fashion we are not given too many details about the most of the characters, this would make a great series really hoping.
The original Wraith Squadron was started by Wedge Antilles.
This was a crack squadron of X-Wing aces. Doing the fate of the Jedi, the remains of this Squadron was disbanded, or people moved on. This new generation is more black ops, recruiting people of not just for their fighter piloting skills, mostly with shady pasts and some characters you might never expect to work for the Galactic Alliance unless you have read the Star Wars Legacy comics. In fact very little of this story takes place in the cop pit of an X-Wing. The story is set immediately after the fate of the Jedi series, the Wraiths are brought together to take down the remaining stragglers of the Lacersen Conspiracy.
The main character we do get to know quite well is Voort "Piggy" saBinring a war veteran and a member of the original Wraith Squadron. The great thing about this book is it is completely self-contained all the information you need to know in this story is given to you in this book. As I said I would love another book in this series as it was that good. Force users do make up a very small proportion of the SW universe. Also we are meet another version sect of force user.
Nov 11, Matt aka rated it liked it. Mercy Kill is a Star Wars book that involves a group of spies called the Wraith Squadron that plan to bring down a corrupt Galactic Alliance general. This was a decent Star Wars audio book with the usual well-done audio effects but it doesn't live up to many other Star Wars stories. I also felt that the end of the story was original but not very satisfyi Mercy Kill is a Star Wars book that involves a group of spies called the Wraith Squadron that plan to bring down a corrupt Galactic Alliance general. I also felt that the end of the story was original but not very satisfying.
That is why I give this book three out of five stars. Mar 06, Jordan rated it it was amazing Shelves: highest-recommendations , star-wars. Do you remember fondly the Star Wars novels of the 90s? Are you into Star Wars but a newcomer to the Expanded Universe? Do you enjoy your Star Wars with an undertone of comedy, so long as a certain floppy-eared terror is nowhere in sight? If so, X-Wing: Mercy Kill may be a good book for you to check out. A lot of the others you could read cold, but they wouldn't make much sense.
Mercy Kill, however, has little to do with the ongoing plot of the Expanded Universe. It's rooted in recent events, but the setup is very simple and easily grasped. It would pay to know the characters from the X-Wing novels of the 90s, but even that is not really necessary. You could check out three or four articles on Wookiepedia and be fine--I did, just to refresh my memory.
In the 90s, they published a series of comics and then novels based around Rogue Squadron, led by Wedge Antilles and a number of the X-Wing pilots from the films along with some new faces. These comics and the first four novels were written by Michael Stackpole, but after the fourth he dropped out for a while citing other commitments he had to work on. So they hired in Aaron Allston to continue the series.