Iron Fist

  • Title: Iron Fist
  • Author: Aaron Allston
  • ISBN: 9780553578973
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Iron Fist They are the Rebel Alliance s ultimate strike force sleek swift and deadly For these X wing fighters no job is too dirty or too dangerous Now they must rise to meet an impossible challenge stop a p
    They are the Rebel Alliance s ultimate strike force sleek, swift, and deadly For these X wing fighters, no job is too dirty or too dangerous Now they must rise to meet an impossible challenge stop a powerful warlord by pretending to be his ally.Against all odds, the controversial Wraith Squadron has survived its first covert mission But now they are called upon to cheThey are the Rebel Alliance s ultimate strike force sleek, swift, and deadly For these X wing fighters, no job is too dirty or too dangerous Now they must rise to meet an impossible challenge stop a powerful warlord by pretending to be his ally.Against all odds, the controversial Wraith Squadron has survived its first covert mission But now they are called upon to cheat death twice This time Wedge Antilles sends them in to stop the warlord Zsinj and his Super Star Destroyer, Iron Fist If Zsinj joins the Empire, it could turn the tide of war against the Rebels The Wraith Squadron s mission infiltrate the warlord s fleet and uncover his carefully guarded plans To do so, they must pose as ruthless pirates seeking to join Zsinj s forces And that means first becoming pirates in space lanes teeming with Imperial Navy patrols If that isn t enough to get them killed, they ll have to pass one last test a suicide mission for Zsinj.Can they survive the test and turn the tables on Zsinj Or is this the end for Wraith Squadron

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    1. Bringing down Warlord ZsinjWedge Antilles and the Wraiths continue their charade as pirates to get closer to Warlord Zsinj and take him downTE: Based on audiobook and novel.I Liked:Last book had a lot of point of views and/or character moments from Kell Tainer and Tyria. This time, we get pov’s from a new set of the Wraiths (such as Face and Lara Notsil). I liked this because we get to learn more about the “lesser” members, we don’t get bored with the same characters, and we get to grow [...]

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    2. I'm of two minds when it comes to this book. I think that some of the hurdles presented in the previous installments have been corrected and as such the story is able to move forward without those nagging hindrances. That having been said it felt a bit boring in contrast with it's predecessors and even though it's the shortest of the series thus far it never really seemed to pop the way the others did.It's hard to write a review for a book that is neither great nor terrible. It's harder still fo [...]

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    3. It's easy to see why the X-Wing series is among the best-loved in the Expanded Universe.

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    4. A next level Star Wars story with legitimate literary merit. This book is so well written. The writing, the character development, the plot: all excellent.

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    5. Star Wars books sometimes suffer from life- and galaxy-shattering plots, to the point the they are often depressing, unbelievable, and sometimes just stupid. The Wraith Trilogy (Rogue Squadron: Wraith Squadron/Iron Fist/Solo Command) is almost the antithesis, injected with humor and life, even though the characters are self-professed screw-ups about to be washed out of piloting. Instead of being a lot about piloting and aerial dogfights, this unit is made up of commandos who are also great pilot [...]

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    6. I feel incredibly geeky for admitting that this book made me cry. But it's true - when reading a letter one character leaves for his best friend to read once he's dead. It's also rather amusing, though. The last line of the letter is him demanding that his friend take care of his pet glass prowlers (insects), because they are cute, and cuteness should be preserved.I prefer this one to Wraith Squadron. It properly introduces Gara/Lara/Kirney (she goes by many names), and the romance between her a [...]

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    7. Keeping a fantastic sense of humor in the takes-itself-incredibly-seriously Star Wars universe is a huge accomplishment. I loooove the Allston X-Wing books. Stackpole's are good too, but he gets bogged down in a whole lot of sci-fi techno babble that I don't care about, and he isn't funny, so these are better. Wedge Antilles is my hero.

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    8. 3.5 actually. Good story.The opening scene pushes credibility. If warlord Zsinj got that close to Wraith Squadron, he'd vaporize them, not work some hokey kidnap by fake MPs. In fact, he'd probably blow away a good chunk of Coruscant, just to be sure he got them.Nice cover art; actually relates to the story.

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    9. Another decent read from Aaron Allston in the X-Wing saga. Book six, but book two in Allston's Wraith Squadron story arc, fell a bit short for me in the end, but middle books in trilogies often do, and I assume that's what this was. A fun, quick read, much like book five, but one that I'll only really be able to judge once I read book seven.(view spoiler)[This one sticks with the Wraiths as they add Lara Notsil, a refugee from Zsinj's posse, and several other new cast members to the squadron. La [...]

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    10. The best in the series so far!Aaron Allston is excellent in creating colorful and memorable characters. This episode in the series featured much more than just endless x-wing action as well. There were tragic scenes, hilarious scenes, and heartwarming scenes. Once again though, there was a small portion about 3/5's of the way into the book where the plot completely lost me. This happened with #5 as well, and I'll say plotting is not Aaron Allston's strength. This book was definitely an improveme [...]

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    11. Allston continues his entertaining run in the X-Wing series. This book focuses on the Wraiths portraying pirates in an attempt to get close to Warlord Zsinj. Allston is able to again maintain his mix of entertaining characters and terrific space opera. A few quibbles on one of the new characters being made to be so obnoxious it was clear he was going to be killed off. Definitely a sad moment though when one of the fan fav characters was killed.

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    12. Star Wars: X-Wing, #6 is an exceptional book for Star Wars fans or just science fiction is general. My only criticism was that I was missing the original characters in Star Wars series such as, Han Solo, Luke Sky-walker, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan, Chewy, C3po, R2D2, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Sidous etc.

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    13. A great read, a shorter volume than the others, but more packed with emotions, love, humor, and tension than its predecessors. This is what X-Wing is about.

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    14. More surprises than I expected. Really starting to understand the love for X Wing series as essential reading. I gotta admit space battles are pretty cool.

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    15. Different story - Sniper returns to desert planet to help spy against her "brother" and Wraiths pretend to be pirates and infiltrate Imperial base.

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    16. In case you were under any apprehension whatsoever that you were reading Michael A. Stackpole’s X-Wing series, Allston is back with a whole new set of very clear assertions that you aren’t. This time, the woman who has infiltrated the squadron in order to be a turncoat is already known by the reader to be so. So that’s different. Oh, and this time when Corran that guy who is not Corran crash lands and everybody thinks he’s dead, somebody else has crash landed with him; that’s different [...]

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    17. Iron Fist" is the sixth book in the X-Wing series and is also the second volume in Aaron Allston's trilogy about the Wraith Squadron. After being formed by Wedge Antilles in "Wraith Squadron", the Wraiths are out to eliminate one the biggest enemies of the new Republic: the Warlord Zsinj. Unlike the legendary Rogue Squadron of the first four books, Wraith Squadron is more of a covert insurgent squadron than the elite pilots that comprise the Rogues. The purpose of the Wraiths is completely diffe [...]

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    18. A few months ago, I decided to revisit the X-Wing series, a series of books I loved as a kid. After reading Iron First, I'm finally starting to second-guess my decision.Don't get me wrong: Iron Fist isn't terrible, and I recall loving it when I first read it as a teenager. But it certainly hasn't stood the test of time. Many of the complaints I had about Wraith Squadron still exist, namely that Iron Fist is simply too melodramatic for my tastes. All of the Wraiths have problems -- many severe em [...]

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    19. Wraith Squadron is back, their previous undercover mission as members of Warlord Zsinj's fleet having ended. This time, they're posing as a pirate gang to get Zsinj's attention so he'll ask them to join him. So they're doing double-duty as Wraith Squadron of the New Republic and the pirate gang the Hawkbats. Their poor maintenance crew spends a LOT of time repainting their ships. This book is in many ways just a continuation of Wraith Squadron. We've got a few new characters, but otherwise the f [...]

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    20. This is the sixth book in the X-Wing series, but the second in the Wraith Squadron sequence. The Wraiths are given a second covert mission: They are to pose as pirates and try to get hired by Warlord Zsinj. In the process, they will attempt to uncover enough information about his plans to set a trap for him and take him and his Super Star Destroyer down.This is a perfectly competent and entertaining Star Wars novel, once again set in corners of the universe that are not often explored. Allston c [...]

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    21. X-Wing - Iron Fist: More Tie Action than X-Wing, But a Wild RideIron Fist is the next book in the X-Wing series to follow the exploits of the newly-minted Wraith Squadron - a team of misfit pilots who relish the opportunity to take on any assignment; the crazier the better. Having defeated rogue Imperial Admiral Trigit in the previous novel, they now turn their sights completely on hunting Warlord Zsinj and his flagship, the Super Star Destroyer "Iron Fist." Like its predecessor, this is a book [...]

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    22. I really like that the call signs were included in the Dramatis Personae. It's something I've written in other X-Wing novels and it helps.We get the 181st and Kettch in this book, as the Wraiths (and Rogues - that was fun!) work on bringing down Zsinj. They stretch their creativity, bring on new members, mourn others, and learn about themselves.Shalla believes Zsinj is a compulsive liar because of his ego, and he wants to impress people. From what we see of the warlord, she's spot on. And when w [...]

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    23. I shouldn't really complain. The ending satisfies, the characters are more interesting and diverse than one finds in Rogue Squadron. The Dirty Dozen concept of rejects coming together and making good works well, no matter what universe you are in. So is a story about a group of people who each have unique and useful skills. The writing is not painful, even if it is geared toward a younger and less sophisticated mind. All that I can account for in my rating.The difficulty, and call it an oversigh [...]

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    24. Wraith Squadron is back and trying his best to squash Imperial Warlord Zsinj. As in the previous volume, the Wraith are not your usual elite pilots. Where Rogue Squadron mainly focuses on flying, the Wraiths put their creativity into new, never-ever-heard-before tactics to get rid of the current biggest Imperial threat, the Iron Fist. While the squadron as a whole seems to have matured as a whole, it's still made of quite strong personalities. Some we got to know really well in the previous book [...]

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    25. I really enjoyed this book, but as this is the sixth in the series, it's getting harder and harder to review these books. I feel like I'm repeating myself, and you have to have read all five other books for this review to help at all anyway. Still, I'll say what I can about it.As I said in my review of the last one, I really enjoy the characters in Wraith Squadron. I definitely think this book chose a couple of them to focus on more fully and kind of pushed the others aside. While that meant you [...]

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    26. Once Michael Stackpole's initial 4-book run of Star Wars: X-Wing novels concluded, the controls were passed to Aaron Allston, who introduced a new team of pilots and a new direction for the X-Wing series in Wraith Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series #5) (Book 5). Now the Wraiths are back, ready to embark on a new covert mission against Imperial Warlord Zsinj.Iron Fist is the second book in Allston's Wraith Squadron trilogy, so it's not as satisfying as the books that came immediately before and a [...]

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    27. We return to the stories of Wraith Squadron, instead of its counterpart, Rogue Squadron. And, once again, Allston's writing is superb.Everything present in Wraith Squadron, the previous book, is here, both pros and cons. I don't want to repeat everything I said last time, so I won't.However, Allston upped the emotional ante here. We transition from Kell to Garik "Face" Loran and Lara Notsil as main characters. Like Kell, they are relatable, likeable, and realistic, and for their own reasons. Fac [...]

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    28. Take Harry Potter. Switch focus from the main trio to the Weasley Twins. Kill one of the twins off. Make the survivor more serious. Have the main trio only show up as occasional supporting characters. Add in new characters that are forgetable if they're not annoying. And lower the fantastic events to a more realistic level for the setting.This didn't feel like a Wraith Squadron story. It felt like a Rogue Squadron story with the Wraith Squadron cast. I guess I should have seen some of this comin [...]

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    29. Allston leaps right back into the action in book two of the Wraith Squadron trilogy, with minimal and well-integrated catch-up passages. Much like its predecessor, Iron Fist is fast-moving and chock full of dogfights and commando intrigue. In fact, I even rate it slightly higher, since at a mere 310 pages, it's a space buccaneering race from stealing TIE interceptors to downing a Super Star Destroyer for Wedge and crew.This book is also home to the illustrious Lieutenant Kettch, one of the immor [...]

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    30. Welltaking 14 years between X-Wing novels (and only reading Star Wars: Wraith Squadron because I had written my own non-Star Wars fiction with a Wraith Squadron) proved that I do not have perfect recall when it comes to characters. But I remembered most of them, and with the exception of little for Myn Donos to do (he seemed much more prominent in the earlier story), Star Wars: Iron Fist felt like a solid continuation of the storyline.It is certainly head-and-shoulders above the post-prequel boo [...]

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