Adult Novel

X-Wing: Rogue Squadron

Michael Stackpole
Jan 1, 1996
Artwork by
Narrated by
Henry Thomas
Takes place in
In the
New Republic
Part of the
X-Wing Series

In his first entry into the groundbreaking X-Wing Series, Michael Stackpole tells the story of Wedge Antilles reforming the legendary Rogue Squadron. This series was the first of the EU that did not feature the “Big Three” of Han, Luke, and Leia. Instead, we are introduced to original characters such as fan-favorites Tycho Celchu, Corran Horn, and Mirax Terrik. Taking place two years following the destruction of the second Death Star, this story focuses on Wedge as he takes on a mission with his newly constructed squadron during the midst of the Galactic Civil War. X-Wing: Rogue Squadron not only sets the stage for the rest series, but also lays major groundwork for the entire Legends EU that follows.

Publisher's Summary

They are the X-wing fighters: sleek, swift, and deadly. And as the struggle rages across the vastness of space, the fearless men and women who pilot them risk both their lives and their machines. Their mission: to defend the Rebel Alliance against a still powerful and battle-hardened Imperial foe in a last ditch effort to control the stars!

Its very name strikes fear in enemy hearts. So when Rebel hero Wedge Antilles rebuilds the legendary Rogue Squadron, he seeks out only the best, the most skilled, the most daring X-wing pilots. Through arduous training and dangerous missions, he weeds out the weak from the strong, assembling a group of hard-bitten warriors willing to fight and ready to die.

Antilles knows the grim truth: that even with the best X-wing jockeys in the galaxy, many will not survive their near suicidal missions. But when Rogue Squadron is ordered to assist in the assault of the heavily-fortified Imperial stronghold of Black Moon, even the bravest must wonder if any at all will survive.

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Jared Mayes - X-Wing: Rogue Squadron - Adult Novel
Jared Mayes
Legends Lookback Lead Host
Rogue Squadron is the old-school Legends universe at its finest. Stackpole ventured out into the unknown by creating a brand-new Star Wars adventure without using any of the main OT characters. It's got complex space battles, petty rivalries, long-game story arcs, character development, espionage, and even saucy romance! These are totally worth the read if you're thinking about diving into a Legends book.
Nathan Emery - X-Wing: Rogue Squadron - Adult Novel
Nathan Emery
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X-Wing: Rogue Squadron is an incredible first installment to an incredible series. Michael Stackpole is an expert at balancing space battle scenes, character development, and political intrigue. Rogue Squadron establishes the lovable characters of the squadron. Now, reading this book is an investment – it sets up a number of conflicts and plot points that are not resolved until later in the series. If you pick this up, you won't be able to stop until you've made it through the series. Once I picked up Rogue Squadron, though, I knew that was an investment I'd happily make. It's a fantastic book, especially for those that are fans of space battles and classic Star Wars action.
Eric Eilersen - X-Wing: Rogue Squadron - Adult Novel
Eric Eilersen
Rogue Squadron is a good read for fans that wish that Luke's Death Star run had just a bit more military involvement attached to it. While the action of the book is fun and the characters are relatively fleshed out, I unfortunately found myself getting a bit bogged down by the pure volume of military terminology and officer chatter. Once you're in the cockpit alongside Wedge, Corran, and the rest of the Rogues, the book can fly, but I wish the momentum was bit more consistent throughout.

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