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Star Wars X-Wing #7: Solo Command

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  • Posted September 24, 2014

    I admit to being a little disappointed in Solo Command - but mer

    I admit to being a little disappointed in Solo Command - but merely in the sense of it not truly resolving anything. This is meant to be the finale to the Wraiths vs Zsinj saga. To that end, it builds up beautifully - with the same intrigue and adventure that we've come to expect in this series. The final showdown at the novel's climax is a great read, but the ending just leaves you wanting more closure. The fact that the true ending was already scripted by the events in The Courtship of Princess Leia necessitates this abbreviated ending so you can't blame Allston. He does his best with the corner into which he was painted.

    Overall, though, the book was a fun read but not quite as enjoyable as the two previous Wraith entries in this series. I found myself feeling a bit betrayed in that, still, Solo is relegated to a minor supporting role in a novel bearing his name. The cover would have you believe that our favorite Corellian is going to strap in and fly the Falcon alongside the heroes of Wraith Squadron to bring down this self-proclaimed warlord. Instead we get a battered stand-in YT-1300 (the "Millennium Falsehood") that they use as bait for Zsinj - the actual Falcon never making an appearance. Worse yet, Han really never leaves his flag officer role to get his hands dirty in true Solo fashion. I suppose that it can be said that this lack of action helped convince him that he wasn't military material - accelerating his eventual resignation from service to the New Republic armed forces. But that doesn't do the reader of this novel any favors.

    In short, it was a good book in the series and continues to tell the tale of "Face" Loran and his band of misfit pilots - Wedge Antilles is slowly fading out of day-to-day combat operations as he moves toward his eventual promotion to general. Face is a worth successor to the role of protagonist and is easy to identify with.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    It retains its sense of humor while wrapping up as many of its storylines.

    This section of the series comes to an okay conclusion. Having read other novels in the expanded universe before, I should have known what was coming. Still, it feels like a let down on some levels by ending the story by saying "go read this other book to find out what happens". I guess that's part of the danger of filling in gaps between other novels written by other people.

    Otherwise, it's pretty good. It retains its sense of humor while wrapping up as many of its storylines. There's even a brief funny moment where one of the characters finds herself in a situation that she almost can't take seriously because of a running joke that's been going on in the last few books.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

    Terrific storytelling with a fan favorite added in.

    This is the high point of the entire X-wing series. This is because fan favorite character, Han Solo, has a big role in the story. It is an excellent prequel to the Courtship of Princess Leia novel, and is in fact better than that story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2007

    one of the great expended universe novels

    i love han and chewie but wedghe has got to be my favorite charecter and yes i love ewoks too ewoks are my favorite too same with han and chewie and plus if you want to check out all good star wars novels check out the x wing series by michael stackpole and aaron allston they are great novels all of them are great and awesome and of course iv read my copys of the x wing novels

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2001

    Han and Chewbacca Fans, Rejoice!

    This was one of the most exciting Star Wars books I've ever read, and that's saying a lot because they are all great! I took a break from the New Jedi Order series to read 'Solo Command.' Chewbacca's role in the story is often comical (but important, of course). In fact, it was one of the funniest Star Wars books I've ever read. It was also one of the most action-packed. To top it all off, there were even Gamorreans and Ewoks in this book! There haven't been enough Ewoks in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars, in my opinion. All in all, this book is a must read for Star Wars fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2000

    Melora McKinney, TX

    This is THE BEST X-wing book. It is humorous and exciting, and the best one by Aaron Allston. Wraith Squadron really exciting to read about because of all their different talents and diverse backgrounds. A lot of great plot twists. A MUST READ!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2000

    A fitting tribute to Star Wars

    An excellent book with lots of plot turns that will leave you hanging on to the very end. Aaron Allston did a superb job writing this incredible tale. A fitting tribute to the universe created by George Lucas. A must have for die hard Star Wars fans!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    Wonderful book!

    Solo Command is one of the best in the x-wing series, and all other novels of the Star Wars universe. Truly a joy to read, Solo Command seamlessly combines appropriate amounts of action, complicated romance, and humorous situations as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 1999

    max's review

    It's really good, you should read the rest of his books.

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