Old Friends: Wedge Antilles, Tycho Celchu, Aril Nunb, Corran Horn, Pash Cracken, Ooryl Qrygg, Nawara Ven, Rhysati Ynr, Erisi Dlarit, Gavin Darklighter, Riv Shiel, Asyr Sei'lar, Inyri Forge, M3P0, Whistler, Mynock, Admiral Ackbar, General Arien Cracken, Iella Wessiri, Winter, Fliry Vorru, Borsk Fey'lya, Mirax Terrik, Liat Tsayv, Isanne Isard, Kirtan Loor, Evir Derricote, Mon Mothma, Lei Organa Solo, Warlord Zsinj, General Salm, Crix Madine, Ambassador Kerrithrarr, C3P0, Luke Skywalker
Places: Corsucant, Thyferra, Yag'Duhl, The Lusankya, The Iron Fist, Kala'uun, Alderaan (the graveyard - what's left of it), Tatooine
Synopsis: This book starts where "Wedge's Gamble" ended. It takes place after the Rebels took over Coruscant. There is little time for celebration though......
Review: The Rebels have finally taken Coruscant. But instead of celebration of their victory, they have to deal with land mines the Empire left behind. On top of that, a disease, the Krytos Virus, has been rapidly spreading around the population of Coruscant. It is affecting non-humans, which most of the members of the Rebellion are, unfortunately. This virus takes large amounts of Bacta to cure. It seems that Ysanne Isard was willing to give up Coruscant much too easily. Now the Rebels are faced with the problem of healing a dying world, and saving some of the non-human population from extinction.
There are more problems as well. Captain Tycho Celchu, one of Rogue Squadron's heros, has been accused of the murder of Corran Horn. He has also been accused of being a spy for the Empire. Commander Wedge Antilles does not believe that he has betrayed the Rebellion because he has saved the lives of many of the Rogue Squadron pilots, including Corran Horn, on more than one occasion. It is up to the Rogues to defend him and save him, or he will be executed.
I liked this book because it was interesting. I do not know much about court trials so Tycho's situation kept my attention. I also liked it because it was exciting, and it kept me wondering how the Rebels would fight the Virus. I was also wondering what would happen to Tycho. This book is one to read, and when you finish it, read the next X-Wing book! It's called the Bacta War and it is also written by Michael A. Stackpole.
ROGUE SQUADRON - New Members:
Inyri Forge: Inyri was introduced in the events of "Wedge's Gamble when Wedge Antilles was freeing prisoners on Kessel to be released on Coruscant and raise cain there, causing trouble for the Imperials and resurrecting Black Sun. She is the sister of Lujayne Forge, who died during the evetns of X-Wing: Rogue Squadron, the first book of the series. Inyri joined Rogue Squadron after Coruscant was taken by the Rebels.
Title: The Krytos Trap
Synopsis: Coruscant has fallen to the New Republic. Mourning theloss of an instant hero, Corran Horn, the New Republic has many problems to deal with. The first and foremost is the deadly Krytos Virus.
Review: Rogue Squadron has finally time to rest. Their primary onjective has been achieved, but at what price? Corran Horn, to all the New Republic citizens, is dead and gone. Tycho Celchu, the New Republic Hero, is on trial for his murder. The death toll inflicted by the Krytos Virus, is rising faster than a young Hutt's weight.
Ysanne Isard, in her secret prison, Lusankya, is attempting to bend Corran Horn into one of her "ticking bomb agants". Jan and Ulor, both Lysankya prisoners, give Corran evidence that could save Tycho and reveal Lusankya to the New Republic, if Corran can get to them.
I really didn't like the "Krytos Trap" because it lacked sufficient snubfighter combat and other such action. The book also didn't reveal enough about the Celchu trial. I really think Michael Stackpole is one of the better Star Wars authors, but this book didn't show it. Really lacking the action scenes that made it's predecessors good books.
This book has a good story line and awsome characters, i t just lacks the detail to make it great. This book is something that the average reader would like, but average isn't what the readers at OTF want, so this doesn't cut it. The book has it's good points, but I won't reveal them to you because I am sure you want to read it for yourself. But it lacks the action to make it an excellent book in my mind. The "Krytos Trap" gets a 2 from me. Give it a try, see what you think.
Title: The Krytos Trap