Mercy Kill

Mercy Kill

Book - 2012
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Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine, c2012
ISBN: 9780345530592
Branch Call Number: SF STA
Characteristics: 398 p. ;,25 cm

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navy_wolf_412
Jan 27, 2017

boring. text was too tiny to read

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Imanjith
Jul 03, 2014

epic book must read for star wars
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cdimov
Dec 09, 2012

Not having read or listened to any of the other X-Wing series, I was impressed that this story did not include the typical lineage of Star Wars characters, nor did it hold Jedi or Sith in centre stage. This one is about a long disbanded Wraith Squadron, brought back into covert duties, to capture a dirty Alliance General.

Manisphere Oct 07, 2012

I enjoyed the craftsmanship. That's still there. I can appreciate the more somber tone. Love reading about someone who is a casualty of the YV war. I like that direction. But I found the book rather joyless and a bit information laden. It's not helping that I never get a feel for the villain. Therefore I feel no real urgency to catch him. I'm more caught up in the characters than the plot. Allston's other Wraith books had more fun in them.

It is interesting noting the difference between a Wraith book written in the 1990's and one written today. This is a darker era and it's reflected in the writing. I can appreciate that. I just felt a little cluttered with cast when I wouldn't have minded a smaller team and more character stuff.

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orion98
Sep 02, 2012

An interesting read. Almost no X-wing flying takes place in this book, but there plenty of Wraith-style spy work and one-liners.

Having already read the X-wing series of books adds to understanding the Wraith history and a few of the characters, but it is not necessary to the enjoyment of this novel. Most of those featured here are a new generation of Wraiths on a new mission.

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