Star Wars X-Wing #1: Rogue Squadron

Star Wars X-Wing #1: Rogue Squadron

by Michael A. Stackpole
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Star Wars X-Wing #1: Rogue Squadron by Michael A. Stackpole

They are sleek, swift, and deadly. The 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!

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: that 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 assault on the heavily fortified Imperial stronghold of Black Moon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553568011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Star Wars: X-Wing Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 88,472
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael A. Stackpole is the New York Times bestselling author of many titles in the Star Wars universe, including many of the Star Wars X-Wing novels and the New Jedi Order: Dark Tide novels Onslaught and Ruin. When not chained to a desk madly fighting deadlines, he plays indoor soccer, rides a mountain bike, and reads, but not all at the same time. Stackpole lives in Arizona with Liz Danforth and a small pack of Cardigan Welsh corgis.

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Star Wars X-Wing #1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it has suspense, comedy, and action. I also like it because it focuses on one person, it doesn't jump around.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good for Star Wars lovers. It has lots of action and continues the saga of the Star Wars trilogy. It has lots of daring characters, including the legendary Commander Wedge Antilles and a new pilot Corran Horn. So read this book and the rest in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And funny
VanSeph More than 1 year ago
Great intro to the X-Wing Series! Great detail in the space fights w/o bogging you down with too much detail. Had difficulty putting this one down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome star wars book. Has all the excitement of a movie and you take it anywhere. I was glued to the pages and never put it down. I think that the best character was corran horn and yes he is cooler than luke and wedge and he has a determined attitude. I like him cuz you know him better than the main character of every first person book you've ever read. If you like the space battles in the movies, you'll find these just as exiting only with more detail and from the front line soldiers point of view. Adios empire!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book thuis has got to be one of the greatest star waes novels iv ever read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a story about Corren Horn making his way to the top as a hero star fighter. The rebellion has already destroyed both death stars and gathered the best of the best star fighters for these missions to attack on the Empire. As the Rebellion fights for glory, the two Universal powers fight till the end. The chances are slim for the Rebellion seeing that their minimal forces have to wipe out an entire legion. There is little hope for the Rebellion, but in these series of fights they will have to be guided by the force. The characters of this story have destructive backgrounds. Most of the star fighters in the legion have been trialed for murder or were past smugglers when they learned to fly. Corren Horn is a past smuggler where he became a top flyer in his class. Other people in this squadron have to work to earn their way into this squadron, strongfully fighting for what they believe in. These fighters have strong hate for the Empire because they killed all of their fighter¿s families and others they love. Most of the fighters want revenge to destroy the Empire for good. The rebellion will not take anything but peace between the powers, seeing that they have been fighting for over two decades. As the Rebellion in the past hasn¿t failed, these fighters aren¿t Luke Skywalker. The last encounters with the Empire were lucky victories and the Empire will not accept defeat this time. As the Rebellion continues this war, even the force is dim and even shadowed because they know without a miracle, they can¿t beat an army or legion of this capacity. Most of the fighters don¿t think they deserve Rogue Squadron because of their hurtful backgrounds, but the Rebellion will take what they can get. The Rebellion wins on the tip of a needle, but the battle isn¿t over. Most are troubled because all the rebellion can do is sit and wait for the Empire to make their next move. The Rebellion pulls it off this time but will have to fight even harder when the next battle comes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say I didn't think they could make a book on a character that has little to no backstory let alone a whole series on him. This book is right up there on my top 10 favorite star wars books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wedge the famous X-Wing piolet who helped the Rebellion greatly, oraganizes a new Rouge Squadron for use against the remnants of The Empire. Along the way there is the expected action/adeventure. There is also friendship and romance, and once you finsish you will want to move onto the next book in the series.
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i havn't read this book yet, orederd it to the store very excited to read this novel tell you how it was when im finished reading it
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Couldn't put it down. As soon as i finished this one i dove into the next rogue squadron book. Had good action and did an awesome job describing the battles.
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My second grade grandson had to struggle with the advanced vocabulary but persevered because he LOVES Star Wars stories and this one was no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I've decided that I prefer Stackpole's characters behind the controls of a piece of science fiction hardware than wandering around in a fantasy world. I originally read this book on a family vacation over a decade ago, and decided to reread it after trying Talion: Revenant. I still enjoyed the book, although I think when I first added it to my goodreads list that I was remembering it through rose colored glasses. It does have a few problems, in my opinion due to the number of characters involved in the story. A cheat sheet is included at the start to help keep track of character names and where they're from. But it really breaks a person out of the moment when they need to go remind themselves about who just did what. I also forgot that the main character starts off as a little bit of a jerk. Over all, I still really enjoyed the book. Even if I'm having a harder time these days picturing the manuvers the starfighters are pulling off in my head.
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