They are the galaxy's most elite fighting force. And as the battle against the Empire rages, the X-wing fighters risk life and machine to protect the Rebel Alliance. Now they must go on a daring undercover mission--as the crew of an Imperial warship.It is Wedge Antilles' boldest creation: a... show more
They are the galaxy's most elite fighting force. And as the battle against the Empire rages, the X-wing fighters risk life and machine to protect the Rebel Alliance. Now they must go on a daring undercover mission--as the crew of an Imperial warship.It is 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. But before the new pilots can complete their training, the squadron's base is attacked by former Imperial admiral Trigit, and Wraith Squadron is forced to swing into action--taking over an Imperial warship and impersonating its crew. The mission: to gain vital intelligence about Trigit's secret weapons, to sabotage the admiral's plans, and to lure him into an Alliance trap. But the high-stakes gamble pits Wraith Squadron's ragtag renegades against the Empire's most brilliant master of guile and deception. Are they up to the challenge?If not, the penalty is instant death.(r), TM & (c) 1998 Lucasfilm Ltd.All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 02-02-1998
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Star Wars: X-Wing (#5)
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There is nothing like a really good tie-in novel. Written and read because we can't stop imagining stories in these worlds, these books often let us down. Wraith Squadron does not.
The X-Wing series is great spacefaring fun, and books like this prove it. Aaron Allston does an awesome job with all of the aspects of this book. Of course, you'll have to read all four prequels to get this one, but it's definitely worth it.
The squadron of misfit pilotsWedge Antilles has a new idea: take all the pilots that are a hair's breadth away from being kicked out of the Alliance and regroup the best and most talented into a commando-type squadron. Thus is born Wraith Squadron, with newcomers Kell, Tyria, and "Piggy".NOTE: Base...