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"X-Wing: Isard?s Revenge," by Michael Stackpole [Bantam, 1999]

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“Isard’s Revenge,” by Michael Stackpole [Bantam, 1999]

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  1. 10 (Excellent)

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

    17.0%
  4. 7

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  5. 6 (Average)

    9.4%
  6. 5 (Average)

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  7. 4

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  9. 2

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  10. 1 (Poor)

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  1. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 14, 2000
  2. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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    May 14, 2000
    [image=http://www.theforce.net/books/images/isard.gif]

    Summary:
    [blockquote] It's the kind of mission only Wedge Antilles and the Rogue Squadron would dare to undertake. Against impossible odds they will stage a daring raid into an enemy stronghold--only to be rescued from certain destruction by an unexpected ally.

    Ysanne Isard, the ruthless Imperial commander, has appeared on the scene seemingly from out of nowhere. Now she proposes a most unusual alliance, offering to help Wedge rescue his captured comrades from Imperial Warlord Admiral Krennel's sadistic prison camp.

    But her offer is not without a price. Wedge must lead Rogue Squadron in Isard's deadly struggle against an enemy made in her own image. It's an offer Wedge would love to refuse, for Isard is certain to betray them. But how can they leave their comrades at Krennel's mercy? The answer is: they can't--even if it means being caught between Krennel's ruthlessness and Isard's treachery.
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  3. JADES_FIRE

    JADES_FIRE Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 3, 2001

    We get to see the Rogue pilots put Tie Defenders to the test in this book. :D

    I also enjoyed how Whistler & Gate played a role in this book. :cool:

    Overall this is another great Stackpole book and a worthy addition to the X-Wing series. :cool:
     
  4. evanchester

    evanchester Jedi Youngling star 2

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    May 25, 2002
    9

    Corran and Isard are two of my favorites, and as usual, Stackpole does a great job of writing them. A great, interesting, well-written book, plain and simple.
     
  5. Jedi_Horn_888

    Jedi_Horn_888 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Oct 4, 2002
    The TIE Defenders in this book are awesome, as is Corran Horn's tactics in one. 8.5 out of 10. Very well written, just a bit slow in places.

    [hl=silver]Horn out[/hl]
     
  6. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    Mar 21, 2002
    9

    Very well written. Enjoyed it very much, especially Isard's treachary.
     
  7. Asyr Handor

    Asyr Handor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Oct 11, 1999
    Good, but definitely not my favorite X-Wing book. At some points it seemed it was just there to be another book, but I still enjoyed it.
     
  8. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Jan 27, 2000
    I'm about 3/4ths through this now, and I have to say that Booster beating up Borsk is one of the most satisfying reading expierences I've read in a SW novel in a very long time- god how I wish someone had done that to him a long time ago >::)
     
  9. Uhl Eharl Khoehng

    Uhl Eharl Khoehng Jedi Master star 3

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    May 25, 2000
    good book...
     
  10. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jul 9, 1999
    I think this was the worst of the X-wing novels. The actions sequences were good, but I dunno, they just didn't have the impact that the other books do.
     
  11. GRAND_MOFF_GANN

    GRAND_MOFF_GANN Jedi Youngling

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    Dec 13, 2003
    Too many clones in the post ROTJ. They should just leave them to the clone wars. I wonder how Isard got the spaarti cylanders?
     
  12. TIEPilot051999

    TIEPilot051999 Jedi Master star 7

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    Mar 27, 2002
    Except for the clone Isard bit, I liked this book.

    Am I the only one who thinks this book would have been better if it had taken place during the Thrawn trilogy instead of at the end of it?
     
  13. Chiss_Imperial

    Chiss_Imperial Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Feb 10, 2004
    9
    This book was great! even though it wasn't really important to anything else it had amazing moments:
    Tie Defenders
    Gate and Whistlers big adventure
    The Battle of Bilbringi(sp?)
    The fake Pulsar thingy
    the battle in the snowy place

    But it lost a mark because of Isards Clone.
    I hate clones..........
     
  14. Sniper_Wolf

    Sniper_Wolf Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 26, 2002
    9. Better than the Allston X-Wing, but not as good as the original 4.

    wolf
     
  15. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Jan 2, 2000
    To me the weakest of all the Xwing books and a very poor attempt by Stackpole Issard is back and guess what she has a clone Sorry who cares. While ending made me groan since it was delibratly ambigous in case he wants to bring her back again.

    The Krennel charachter should have been focused on more and he was slightly funny and there should have been a redemption scenario there.But instead we get a buy the numbers warlord.

    While the interesting question that NR invasion may actually be wrong was raised then just as quickly dropped by Stackpole.
    As for the famed TIE defenders yeah they look great but they are not even used against the rouges whose 12 memebers still seem to be able to kill a thousand pilots at a time which really grates.
     
  16. sidious618

    sidious618 Jedi Master star 6

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    Apr 20, 2003
    9
    One of the better X-Wing books. But they're all good. :D
     
  17. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Nov 17, 1999
    Excellent novel. Rogue Pilots in Defenders, and it brings to a close some elements that have sort of not been closed.
     
  18. Sniper_Wolf

    Sniper_Wolf Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Nov 26, 2002
    Re-read it. 0 out of 10. Not worth the paper it was printed on.
     
  19. TraxxasJedi

    TraxxasJedi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 9, 2004
    Well I just love all these books. They're fun.
     
  20. master_organa

    master_organa Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jun 5, 2004
    8. I liked it. Still, the Isard clone was not very good.
     
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