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Wraith Squadron

Rating: Wraith Squadron by Aaron Allston, a Star Wars novel, has been rated 4/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 7 years after the Battle at Yavin
and immediately after "The Bacta War"
Author: Aaron Allston
Published: February, 1998
Review by: Lt. Willyum

Old Friends: Wedge Antilles, Wes Janson, Gate, Warlord Zsinj, Nawara Ven, Tycho Celchu, Derek "Hobbie" Killivan, Corran Horn, Leia Organa Solo, Admiral Ackbar, Han Solo, Chewbacca

New Faces: Myn Donos, Jesmin Ackbar, Hohass "Runt" Ekwesh, Garik "Face" Loran, Ton Phanan, Falynn Sandskimmer, Voort "Piggy" saBinring, Tryai Sarkin, Kell Tainer, Eurrsk "Grinder" Thri'ag, Cubber Daine, Chunky, Gadget, SHiner, Squeaky, Thhirteen, Vape, Edor Crespin, Choday Hrakness, Atril Tabanne, Dorset Konnair, Tetego Noor, Apwar Trigit, Zurel Darillian, Gara Petothel, Kettch, Talz, Baron Soontir Fell, Gov. Nojin Koolb

Places: Coruscant, Folor Base, Rancor Base, Commenor, Xobome System, Viamarr System, Doldrums System, Xartun System, Belthu, M2398, Storinal, Morobe System, Talasea, Ession, Borleias

Synopsis: This book takes off where the "Bacta War" ended. The Krytos Virus has been cured. Now, Wedge Antilles is making a new X-wing squadron.

Review: The deadly Krytos Virus has been taken care of. Thyferra has been liberated. The Rebellion has all the Bacta it needs. But now the Rebels are in the hunt for Warlord Zsinj. Wedge Antilles is given the task of building a new X-wing squadron. It will be called Wraith Squadron and will be a commando unit that will do operations on the ground as well as in the cockpit of an X-wing.

The squadron will be made up of rejected pilots who are facing court martial or have screwed up their lives. Admiral Ackbar and General Crespin do not like this idea, however. But Ackbar has made a bet with Antilles; If Wraith Squadron has proven it's worth after 3 months, up to Ackbar's standards, Wedge can do whatever he pleases. If Wedge looses the bet, he will accept a promotion to General and join Ackbar's advisory staff.

Soon after Wedge begins, it becomes known that Talon Squadron was ambushed and 11 out of 12 pilots died, adding more problems for the Rebellion. The only survivor was Lt. Myn Donos. Before Wraith Squadron can complete its training, Folor Base (Wraith Squadron's home base) is attacked by Admiral Apwar Trigit. The Wraiths are forced into action - their mission: to infiltrate The Night Caller, a ship that belongs to Warlord Zsinj, and "act" as crewmen. The plan is to remain there until the Wraiths can find a way to attack Zsinj. The odds are definitely stacked against them - a mistake could be fatal.

I liked this book because it had alot of humor in it. I also liked it because it was exciting. With Wedge creating a new squadron that spends as much of it's missions in the cockpit of an X-wing as it does on ground missions, it is more than interesting. This is another good book to read!

Wraith Squadron Roster:

Myn Donos: Myn comes from Corellia - he is the squadron sniper.

Jesmin Ackbar: Jesmin is Admiral Ackbar's neice. She is from Mon Calamari.

Hohass Ekwesh: Hohass' nickname is "Runt". He is a Thakwaash, from Thakwaa.

Garik Loran: Garik's nickname is "Face". He comes from Pantolomin. He has skill as an actor and has been in a few holodramas.

Ton Phanan: Ton comes from Rudrig.

Falynn Sandskimmer: Falynn comes from Tatooine. Her temper is quite short and she does not respect senior officers very much.

Voort saBinring: Voort's nickname is "Piggy". He is a Gammorean from Gamorr. He speaks basic through a translator attached to his throat.

Tyria Sarkin: Tyria is from Toprawa. In this story, Tyria and Kell Tainer fall in love.

Kell Tainer: Kell comes from Sluis Van. He is a mechanic for the squadron. He is mad at Wes Janson because Wes murdered his father. He is also in love with Tyria Sarkin.

Eurrsk Thri'ag: He is a Bothan from Bothuwai. His nickname is "Grinder". He is the prankster in the group, but he later gets avenged by his squadron mates.

Cubber Dane: Cubber is from Corellia and is a squad mechanic.

Chunky: is Tyria's R5 unit; Gadget: is Ton Phanan's R2 unit; Shiner: is Myn Donos' R2 unit; Thirteen: is Kell Tainer's R2 unit; Vape: is Garik Loran's R2 unit.

Squeaky: is a 3P0 unit and is the squadron's quartermaster. He is also the serving droid at the Down Time TapCaf.

Title: Wraith Squadron
Series: N/A
Author: Aaron Allston
Review by: Lt. Willyum