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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Books; Reissue edition (April 13, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553579037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553579031
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Michael A. Stackpole returns as author of the eighth book in the X-Wing series, taking over again after three novels from Aaron Allston. Wedge Antilles has transferred back from Wraith to Rogue Squadron, and many of the characters from Stackpole's first four books reappear, including Ysanne Isard, the villain of Book 4, The Bacta War.

Now that Grand Admiral Thrawn is dead, the New Republic wants to go after the warlords and decides to make an example of Krennel, who murdered a whole family in his rise to power. But Krennel has an unexpected ally: the treacherous Isard, whom the Rogues thought they had killed, is now plotting their downfall. She uses New Republic prisoners, with whom Rogue pilot Corran Horn was held for a while, as bait. The plot twists and turns, sometimes confusingly, as Krennel, Isard, and the Rogues try to outguess one another.

As ever in the X-Wing books, there are plenty of space battles, with Wedge Antilles, now promoted to general, leading the way. Meanwhile, the aversion Imperials feel toward nonhumans and the tensions between the various species making up the New Republic provide a couple of subplots that make this a thoughtful, action-packed installment in the series. --Liz Sourbut, Amazon.co.uk

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Sleek, swift and deadly, the famed X-Wing fighters have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force the hard way--first in battle, the last line of defense.  Now they must make a deal with the devil herself--an enemy whose ultimate goal is their total annihilation.

It's the kind of mission only Wedge Antilles and the Rogue Squadron would dare to undertake.  Against impossible odds they will stage a daring raid into an enemy stronghold--only to be rescued from certain destruction by an unexpected ally.

Ysanne Isard, the ruthless Imperial commander, has appeared on the scene seemingly from out of nowhere.  Now she proposes a most unusual alliance, offering to help Wedge rescue his captured comrades from Imperial Warlord Admiral Krennel's sadistic prison camp.

But her offer is not without a price.  Wedge must lead Rogue Squadron in Isard's deadly struggle against an enemy made in her own image.  It's an offer Wedge would love to refuse, for Isard is certain to betray them.  But how can they leave their comrades at Krennel's mercy?  The answer is: they can't--even if it means being caught between Krennel's ruthlessness and Isard's treachery.

More About the Author

Michael A. Stackpole is the New York Times bestselling author of over 40 novels, including I, Jedi and Rogue Squadron. He's won awards in the realms of podcasting, game designer, computer game design, screenwriting, editing, graphic novel writing and novel writing. He lives in Arizona and frequently travels the United States attending conventions and teaching writing workshops. His website is www.stormwolf.com

Customer Reviews

Ah, well, I had a good time, and that's more than I can ask for.
Crystal Starr Light
Just don't expect it to be as impressive as the Wraith Squadron novels or even Stackpole's early Rogue Squadron books.
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Excellent, fast moving, great character development and interaction.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Simon on November 27, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
After Allston's three-book cycle, Stackpole returns with another X-Wing book to tie up the loose ends from his previous novel, The Bacta War. While Isard's Revenge is an excellent read, I have to say that it's biggest strength is Stackpole's excellent writing style. His plot threads for this one are slightly lacking.
Isard's Revenge covers everything Stackpole has ever written on Rogue Squadron. This includes the novels AND the comics, for those who think Krennel was a one-shot character. While it's not really necessary to read the comics, they do supplement the book rather nicely. In fact, halfway through I actually went out and picked up the comics. The book picks up at the very end of Zahn's novel "The Last Command" (in fact, Tycho's dialogue is pulled word-for-word.) After the battle, the New Republic decides to go after the remaining Imperials, and choose Krennel as their target. Through a series of plot twists, Rogue Squadron is assumed dead, and teams up with Isard to destroy Krennel.
Stackpole's biggest problem has always been character development. He gets Corran, Gavin, and Wedge down just fine, but long-standing characters such as Inryi Forge and Ooryl are still releatively underdeveloped. Especially lacking is Hobbie; one would think that after been left out of seven X-Wing books, he would finally get some decent dialogue. Also, you can immediately pick out from the Dramatis Personne who dies and who lives. Stackpole has written himself into a corner in that he doesn't have any characters he's willing to sacrifice.
The plot and various sub-plots don't really kick in till halfway through the novel when Isard shows up.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Although I was pleased to see the return of the Rouges in this book, I thought that the last Rouge Squadron based novel did a good job of tying up all the loose ends with the characters, which lead to this book running low on character development. The return of Isard was a big disappointment at the start, because the first four books were dedicated to her downfall and her "death". I felt as if Stackpole ran out of ideas for villains and was just using an old one to create a new book, but then as the plot progressed I ended up liking the book, as Stackpole used his fleshed out characters like Corran and Gavin, and highly descriptive battle sequences to move the mediocre plot along. Overall a fun read but lacking depth.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 1999
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I was extreamly thrilled when Stackpole started writing the X-wing series again. Although Alston has done a formiable job, and provided tons of humor, Stackpole is king. I admit, Gavin Darklighter is my favorite character, so one who's read the book would understand why I was so mad. I use 'mad' strongly here, 'cause they won't let me type anything stronger. I did not understand Asyr's 'mission', nor did I get the need for Iella and Mirax to help her. It was ironic how Mirax was off helping Asyr, and Corran was helping Gavin. OK, that sorta gives it away. Sorry. :) I will say that this book *can* get boring at times, and I didn't understand some. But I thought it was worth my money, and hey, you can always return it and say the "I never read it" kinda thing. ~Nishana
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By merlin1981@aol.com on June 7, 1999
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As a fan of the X-Wing series from book one, I was thrilled when I got my hands on the new Stackpole book, returning back to Rogue Squadron. The book was enjoyable, and I would recommend it to any fan of Star Wars. However, there are some redundancies that pop up, and disappointments. First, there is a commonly held belief among readers of Star Wars novels that "There have been no 'real' bad guys since Thrawn". I agree. Isard, Krennel, Daala, the Hutts (Darksaber), the list goes on. If the Empire were that big and bad, wouldn't they have snubfighters with shields, and pilots who didn't die get slaughtered by the dozens? If they were that powerful, then there had to be some decent tactical minds other than the Emperor. In this book, the characters of Khee-Jeen Slee, and the Ithorian (whose name now slips my mind) are obviously "throw away" characters. I could tell this from the start. I was disappointed that there was little to none in the way of scenes and dialogue involving Myn Donos or Wes Janson (no more "yub, yub, general"), both carry overs from the Wraiths. Also, I was expecting to read more about Hobbie Klivan, who has, to date, had only cameos in X-Wing novels. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book, but there was room for improvement. Some of this is not Mr. Stackpole's fault, with it being the Star Wars universe that he has to work within.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Morgan Eldred on July 15, 1999
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Star Wars X-Wing: Isard's Revenge Michael A. Stackpole Review by Morgan C. Eldred
Isard's Revenge
I thought that Aaron Allston had taken a clear lead in terms of plot, suspense, and reader-riviting action with X-Wing's 5-7 (I really liked the "Wraith Squadron" personae and their interaction with the Rougue's), but Michael Stackpole's return to the X-wing series with Isard's Revenge is a triumph of combining the best of several genre's of writing.
Without revealing too much of the plot, Isard's Revenge provides the reader with a powerful combination of action and adventure, suspense, mystery and detective work, and just down-home great science fiction. Is Isard really alive, or is someone pretending to be her? What is her true goal? Could the Rouge's actually ally themselves with her?
This book is simply a great, can't-put-it-down, read - if you like good sci-fi action. The greatest danger posed by this book is that it might divert your attention from other, less enjoyable, tasks.
After having read Isard's Revenge, I look forward to X-Wing 9. Is it available yet?
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