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Star Wars X-Wing #2: Wedge's Gamble

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Great Addition to the Star Wars Saga

A great book. It's going to be a hard act to follow for Micheal Stackpole. I read this book in 3 days it was so suspensful and action packed. Highly recommended.

posted by Anonymous on April 12, 2000

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

In some ways, this feels like the "Empire Strikes Back" of the book series

In my review of the previous title in the series, I said something about how I like the author's work better when he had his characters behind the controls of a piece of science ficiton hardware. I think I may need to adjust that opinion seeing as I liked this book as w...
In my review of the previous title in the series, I said something about how I like the author's work better when he had his characters behind the controls of a piece of science ficiton hardware. I think I may need to adjust that opinion seeing as I liked this book as well, although for most of it the characters spend very little of the story flying the spacecraft mentioned in the title.

In some ways, this feels like the "Empire Strikes Back" of the book series. The big air combat sequence is at the start of the story, the main characters are broken up into groups so there are a few different plot lines going on for each group, and it ends up with a cliffhanger to lead into the next work in the series.

If I had to point to any problems with this book, it's that the character flavor bits start to get a little repetative. One character should probably go see a doctor with how often he mentions that a previous injury hurts when in a stressful situation. Everyone from the same planet mentions that they don't care about the odds, and at least once it's said by two different characters back to back. And even little bits of business from the previous book start to get worn out, such as when a character reaches for his good luck charm. The character quirk was an interesting addition in the previous book. In this book, since the character doesn't have the charm on him for a good portion, we not only get the brief discription of the gesture, but then thought process of remembering he doesn't have it, why he doesn't have it, where it currently is, and how he hopes that it will still bring him luck.

posted by 10068023 on May 25, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2001

    Who else wants in the squadron?

    This second volume of the X-wing series is a departure from what I expected. Very little time was spent in the X-wings! The concentration on disguise and subterfuge on the ground was different. I really liked how the Emperor's propaganda was shown -- I never thought about the spin he would put on his actions. Stackpole carries this series well with 'lesser' characters-- we don't have to have Luke or Han or any of the other 'heavyweights' come blazing in. These average Rebels get the job done. I'd love to join, but I guess I'll stick to the game.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2000

    A Great Addition to the Star Wars Saga

    A great book. It's going to be a hard act to follow for Micheal Stackpole. I read this book in 3 days it was so suspensful and action packed. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2010

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    The New Republic is taking Coruscant!

    The New Republic is taking Coruscant!It is not bad, even though it gets off-point sometimes. But I will still recomend this book to any Star Wars fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2009

    Great but Selonians look like squirrels

    This book was awesome, however there was one part in which Corran Horn tells Mirax he slept with a Selonian...... THAT IS DISGUSTING. Does anyone know what a Selonian looks like??? If not check it out here: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Selonian
    See what I mean? I enjoyed the book from start to finish, but this one thing bugged the hell out of me, and STILL bugs the hell out of me. Seriously that is sooooooo wrong on sooooooo many levels of wrongness...
    But otherwise a great read!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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