Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Review: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston

ISBN: 0553578979
Published: July 1998
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Read from August 18th to 23rd, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:
They are the Rebel Alliance's ultimate strike force--sleek, swift, and deadly. For these X-wing fighters, no job is too dirty or too dangerous. Now they must rise to meet an impossible challenge: stop a powerful warlord by pretending to be his ally.
Against all odds, the controversial Wraith Squadron has survived its first covert mission. But now they are called upon to cheat death twice. This time Wedge Antilles sends them in to stop the warlord Zsinj and his Super Star Destroyer, Iron Fist. If Zsinj joins the Empire, it could turn the tide of war against the Rebels. The Wraith Squadron's mission: infiltrate the warlord's fleet and uncover his carefully guarded plans. To do so, they must pose as ruthless pirates seeking to join Zsinj's forces. And that means first becoming pirates in space lanes teeming with Imperial Navy patrols. If that isn't enough to get them killed, they'll have to pass one last test--a suicide mission for Zsinj.
Can they survive the test and turn the tables on Zsinj?
Or is this the end for Wraith Squadron?


I really enjoyed this book, but as this is the sixth in the series, it's getting harder and harder to review these books. I feel like I'm repeating myself, and you have to have read all five other books for this review to help at all anyway. Still, I'll say what I can about it.

As I said in my review of the last one, I really enjoy the characters in Wraith Squadron. I definitely think this book chose a couple of them to focus on more fully and kind of pushed the others aside. While that meant you didn't get to see some of them as much, it was nice getting to learn more about the characters that were focused on. There were also a couple of new members to Wraith Squadron, which meant new characters. I, for one, really enjoy Dia's character. Rogue Squadron also makes a couple of appearances, and it was cool to see them again.

Other than that I don't really have much to say. I will say that the plot wasn't all that interesting in this one. It seemed more focused on the characters than anything, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, the plot just seemed to be more of the same thing that's been in the previous books, and there wasn't really anything new and exciting.

It definitely wasn't my favorite of the series, but it managed to keep me entertained, and I'm still looking forward to the next in the series in order to see what happens.

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