"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. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    May 14, 2000
    star 6
  2. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    May 14, 2000
    star 6
    [image=http://www.theforce.net/books/images/isard.gif]

    Summary:
    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.

  3. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

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    Dec 3, 2001
    star 4

    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 Jedi Knight

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    May 25, 2002
    star 2
    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 Master

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    Oct 4, 2002
    star 2
    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.

    Horn out
  6. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    Mar 21, 2002
    star 8
    9

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

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    Oct 11, 1999
    star 4
    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 Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Jan 27, 2000
    star 10
    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 Jedi Knight

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    May 25, 2000
    star 3
  10. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
    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 Jedi Padawan

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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 Force Ghost

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    Mar 27, 2002
    star 7
    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 Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2004
    star 1
    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 Force Ghost

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

    wolf
  15. fett 4 Chosen One

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    Jan 2, 2000
    star 4
    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 Force Ghost

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    Apr 20, 2003
    star 6
    9
    One of the better X-Wing books. But they're all good. :D
  17. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    Nov 17, 1999
    star 7
    Excellent novel. Rogue Pilots in Defenders, and it brings to a close some elements that have sort of not been closed.
  18. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Nov 26, 2002
    star 4
    Re-read it. 0 out of 10. Not worth the paper it was printed on.
  19. TraxxasJedi Jedi Master

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    Jun 9, 2004
    star 1
    Well I just love all these books. They're fun.
  20. master_organa Jedi Grand Master

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