By Michael A. Stackpole
They're glossy, rapid, and lethal. The are the X-wing combatants. and because the fight rages around the vastness of area, the fearless women and men who pilot them probability either their lives and their machines. Their venture: to shield the insurgent Alliance opposed to a still-powerful and battle-hardened Imperial foe in a last-ditch attempt to manage the stars!
Its very identify moves worry into enemy hearts. So whilst insurgent hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the mythical Rogue Squadron, he seeks out in basic terms the simplest -- the main expert, the main bold X-wing pilots. via onerous education and unsafe missions, he weeds out the vulnerable from the robust, assembling a bunch of hard-bitten warriors keen to struggle, able to die. Antilles is familiar with the bleak fact: that inspite of the easiest X-wing jockeys within the galaxy, many won't live to tell the tale their near-suicidal missions. but if Rogue Squadron is ordered to aid within the attack at the seriously fortified Imperial stronghold of Black Moon, even the bravest needs to wonder whether any in any respect will continue to exist. . . .
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Rogue Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 1) by Michael A. Stackpole