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While I'm not more excited about this than any other (Revan, Kemp duology, Plagueis, FOTJ, Riptide) it's most definitely up there. One thing that struck me as odd, the name seemed a little too dark for a wraith squadron novel, but now that I've thought about it I don't know if that holds true. It still seems a little odd, but it's growing on me.
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The content probably has a lot to do with it.
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The title definitely struck me as being odd at first, but the more I turn it over in my head the more I dig it.
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It reminds me of Iron Fist. Perhaps it might be the name of a ship?
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Lord Ree'dius wrote:
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The content probably has a lot to do with it.


I think the whole NJO Rogue Squadron novel just took on more weight! Come on NJO Era COME ON NJO Era! lol
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Well, from what Aaron has said, this book alternates between 44 ABY (tail end of FotJ) and sometime after they're transferred out of Starfighter Command to become an intel unit. So, it's possible parts of this book are NJO.
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Man, I wish Stackpole was writing this. Sad


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Man, I wish Stackpole was writing this. Sad


Really? I liked Stackpole's books, but I adored Allston's X-Wing installments.
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
VileZero wrote:
Man, I wish Stackpole was writing this. Sad


Really? I liked Stackpole's books, but I adored Allston's X-Wing installments.


Maybe it's just a nostalgia thing, but Stackpole's were some of the first EU books I read growing up, and they pulled me into the story in a way that no other story has since. Great mix of awesome space battles, fantastic villains and super surprising twists that I never saw coming. Plus, Stackpole writing the book would guarantee an appearance by Rogue Squadron, and I've always preferred them to Wraith Squadron.

To be honest, I don't really remember much about the Wraith books, except that I dug the first three quite a bit. I dunno, I just didn't like "Starfighters of Adumar." And that was the last one he wrote. I'm hoping that with a big cast and some great space battles, it'll be a sweet return to form!


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VileZero wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
VileZero wrote:
Man, I wish Stackpole was writing this. Sad


Really? I liked Stackpole's books, but I adored Allston's X-Wing installments.


Maybe it's just a nostalgia thing, but Stackpole's were some of the first EU books I read growing up, and they pulled me into the story in a way that no other story has since. Great mix of awesome space battles, fantastic villains and super surprising twists that I never saw coming. Plus, Stackpole writing the book would guarantee an appearance by Rogue Squadron, and I've always preferred them to Wraith Squadron.

To be honest, I don't really remember much about the Wraith books, except that I dug the first three quite a bit. I dunno, I just didn't like "Starfighters of Adumar." And that was the last one he wrote. I'm hoping that with a big cast and some great space battles, it'll be a sweet return to form!


Both installments were great! I'd love a Duology from those two. Hmmmm All the X-wing tales that could be told... so many eras to tell them.
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I'm excited to read the X-Wing omnibus collections. I've never read any of those comics!


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VileZero wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
VileZero wrote:
Man, I wish Stackpole was writing this. Sad


Really? I liked Stackpole's books, but I adored Allston's X-Wing installments.


Maybe it's just a nostalgia thing, but Stackpole's were some of the first EU books I read growing up, and they pulled me into the story in a way that no other story has since. Great mix of awesome space battles, fantastic villains and super surprising twists that I never saw coming. Plus, Stackpole writing the book would guarantee an appearance by Rogue Squadron, and I've always preferred them to Wraith Squadron.

To be honest, I don't really remember much about the Wraith books, except that I dug the first three quite a bit. I dunno, I just didn't like "Starfighters of Adumar." And that was the last one he wrote. I'm hoping that with a big cast and some great space battles, it'll be a sweet return to form!


I gotcha, Starfighter of Adumar was on a much smaller scale than the rest of the X-Wing books, but I enjoyed it for the humor and the fact that more time was devoted to a smaller set of characters. I really liked Stackpole's entries to the X-Wing series, but I have a special fondness for the Wraiths because their books were the first Star Wars novels that made me laugh.
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Between Stackpole and Allston's X-wing novels, I have to with Allston. But that's soley because I think he did a better judge balancing the cast. Stackpole focused on a small group of characters within Rouge Squadron while Allston spread the love around far more. There are characters who were in all four Rouge Squadron books that were barely developed while Allston managed to give personalities to all his characters, even those that died early on.

That said, I still put any X-wing novel above any other Star Wars novel in terms of enjoyment.


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There's only one solution to this "problem."

Get Michael Stackpole to write another Rogue book after this one is released.

"Problem" solved. :D
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I second it!!!

About the title, is it a working title or the definitive one?


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