In this essential Star Wars Legends novel, discover the legacy of Rogue Squadron and its fabled pilots, who became a symbol of hope throughout the galaxy.
They are sleek, swift, and deadly. They 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 and 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: 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 Blackmoon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive. . .
Having read a lot of Legends books, “X:Wing Rogue Squadron” was one series I never read. I unfortunately started primarily listening to the unabridged audiobooks and have been horribly spoiled by Marc Thompson’s talent. The audiobook’s high production quality immerses the listener and puts them in the midst of a compelling adventure equal to, or greater than, the most recent cinematic entries in the new Star Wars Canon. Stackpole’s “Rogue Squadron” does an excellent job of capturing the grittiness of the original universe that George Lucas created and facilitated beyond his original trilogy of movies. Sadly, the next audiobook in the series, “Wedge’s Gamble,” will not be out for several more months. I’ll either cave and begin reading the books or will impatiently wait for the audiobook…or both. Probably both.
I never thought this day would come…
Out of all the Star Wars books, this series and the wraith squadron series are my favorites. I’d given up hope that they’d ever get an unabridged audio recording. Bonus that it’s one of my favorite narrators as well. 10/10 and have pre-ordered the next one.