By Michael A. Stackpole
They're smooth, fast, and lethal. The are the X-wing warring parties. and because the fight rages around the vastness of area, the fearless women and men who pilot them possibility either their lives and their machines. Their project: to protect 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 while insurgent hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the mythical Rogue Squadron, he seeks out purely the simplest -- the main expert, the main bold X-wing pilots. via hard education and unsafe missions, he weeds out the susceptible from the powerful, assembling a gaggle of hard-bitten warriors prepared to struggle, able to die. Antilles is aware the awful fact: that inspite of the simplest 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 ponder whether any in any respect will continue to exist. . . .
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