Esme and Rose were two adventurous children. They journeyed to a galaxy far, far away (a long, long time ago) through books and the remarkable writings of Timothy Zahn, Kathy Tyers, Matthew Stover, Kevin J. Anderson, Aaron Allston, Michael Stackpole, and many more. Now, the two are proposing to do it again, this time as adults. What will this journey (in a time not long from now) bring? Read on to find out!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
X-wing: Rogue Squadron (or, Copy Red Leader, Rogue Squadron is prepped for reading)
Our next book on this wild, crazy Star Wars adventure is the first Rogue Squadron book by Michael A. Stackpole. I have been very much looking forward to reading this book ever since I started it as a young teen and never finished it. I only vaguely remember that my attempt took me about 50 pages into the book. And then another, more interesting book came along (I know, sacrilegious! Blasphemy!) and I dropped it like an Ewok that had caught fire. I never went back to it, but I still have my copy, and I'm really excited to pick it back up again. The only thing I distinctly (maybe it's more hazy...) remember is that the Rogue Squadron had a super cool hangout that was sort of like the Batcave, but for Star Wars. So of course it was cooler than the Batcave to a Star Wars nerd like myself. And also that I had a HUMONGOUS crush Wedge Antillies, so it's kind of amazing I never picked this book up again. Oh well, I'm reading it now and my 14 year-old self can go back to crushing on him!
Okay, I totally don't remember the Batcave but now I'm even more excited! Like Ro-ro, I don't remember reading this book, or series, all the way through as a kid. I remember a friend of mine was wild about them and thought Mirax was the coolest thing since sliced bread (just as well because no way was she taking Mara Jade away from me!). I also remember really liking Corran Horn and his bizarre CorSec/fighter pilot/super-secret Jedi background.
Plus, you know, Wedge Antillies. If there was ever a more awesome Rebel pilot ... well, there isn't actually, so there you go.
I'm super excited to start reading this one. Let's hop to it!