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Starfighters of Adumar Bookin the exciting series The X wing fighter pilots have earned their reputation as the Rebel Alliance s ultimate strike force by overwhelming enemies with their rapid fire assaults But now they are about to embark on a diplomatic mission that will prove to be even hazardous than all out combatThe neutral world of Adumar has decided to pick a side in the war to control the galaxy Delegates from both the New Republic and the Empire have been invited to Adumar, and each camp will be given a chance to plead its government s case But there is one small catch since the Adumari prize military skill above all else, they insist that both delegations be composed exclusively of fighter pilots For pilot Wedge Antilles and his company, it s an unfamiliar exercise in diplomacy and one that s filled with unexpected peril For once they arrive, the X wing pilots are challenged by Adumar s fierce warriors and attacked by Imperial assassins bent on eliminating all competition But these challenges pale in comparison to the threat posed by a rogue Republic agentone who is determined to win Adumar s allegiance once and for all even if it costs the X wing pilots their lives ❮Read❯ ➪ I Blame The Scapegoats Author John O& – Kleankitchen.co.uk and each camp will be given a chance to plead its government s case But there is one small catch since the Adumari prize military skill above all else [PDF / Epub] ☁ Beneath the Earth By John Boyne – Kleankitchen.co.uk they insist that both delegations be composed exclusively of fighter pilots For pilot Wedge Antilles and his company [PDF] ⚣ Gagged ✯ Richard Asplin – Kleankitchen.co.uk it s an unfamiliar exercise in diplomacy and one that s filled with unexpected peril For once they arrive ❆ Aristocrats kindle Epub ❤ Author Stella Tillyard – Kleankitchen.co.uk the X wing pilots are challenged by Adumar s fierce warriors and attacked by Imperial assassins bent on eliminating all competition But these challenges pale in comparison to the threat posed by a rogue Republic agentone who is determined to win Adumar s allegiance once and for all even if it costs the X wing pilots their lives


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10 thoughts on “Starfighters of Adumar

  1. Jerry Jerry says:

    Sort of like a reunion for the Rogue Squadron, Starfighters of Adumar is an enjoyable space opera yarn that continues the saga of the other X Wing novels Is it the best of the series No, definitely not however, those who have read and loved the interstellar dogfighting tales of Wedge, Iella, and Corran will probably like this original finale After reading this, I m curious as to how Mercy Kill will be.


  2. Crystal Starr Light Crystal Starr Light says:

    If we act like the Empire, we become the Empire Wedge, Tycho, Hobbie, and Wes have been sent to the world of Adumar, to see if they will join the New Republic The Adumari, isolated people who have recently been found, adore pilots and welcome the four with open arms But the negotiations quickly get tricky the Empire is also there, the planet isn t united under one government, the natives adore deathly challenges, and Wedge s long lost love, Iella, is there under cover.NOTE I listened to the If we act like the Empire, we become the Empire Wedge, Tycho, Hobbie, and Wes have been sent to the world of Adumar, to see if they will join the New Republic The Adumari, isolated people who have recently been found, adore pilots and welcome the four with open arms But the negotiations quickly get tricky the Empire is also there, the planet isn t united under one government, the natives adore deathly challenges, and Wedge s long lost love, Iella, is there under cover.NOTE I listened to the audiobook.I Liked This novel is different than any of the other X Wing novels, either Allston or Stackpole s Firstly, it deals primarily with Wedge and, to a lesser extent, only four other of the pilots Tycho, Hobbie, and Wes Secondly, the tone is completely different There still is plenty of starfighters and dogfights, but the story is firmly placed on diplomacy and the strange culture of Adumar.I personally enjoyed a story almost 100% about Wedge The guy is pretty interesting, and I liked learningabout him Also, kudos to Allston for cleaning up the romantic subplots I positively adored how Allston wrote Wedge and Iella, the conflicts surrounding Wedge being with Qui, and the eventual pairing even a gasp hint of sex in a Star Wars book.The humor, as always, is superb Wes Janson pretty much rules the roost in this regard, though the others get a fair portion though I do have a complaint about how the audiobook handles this, see below.The story is interesting I liked the change in pace and scenery, how Allston doesn t try to create another superweapon or overlord for the Rogues Wraiths to fight Instead, he takes the New Republic to the next level diplomacy, politics, hobnobbing with the big wigs And he proves that it can be interesting Allston also doesn t resort to making all the Imperials baddies Sure, Wedge s Imperial opposites are opponents, but Teren Rogriss is a complete subversion of that Rogriss is strictly Imperial, but he has honor and doesn t look forward to the betrayal he knows the Empire wants to perform Not to fond of what happens to him, but at least he isn t your bang, bang shoot em up Imperial officer.I Didn t Like The audiobook totally ruined one of the big jokes of this book Allston is a master of humor, which makes him stand out from many other authors who are rather muted One of the jokes was where Wedge talks about getting women s clothing to escape undetected One of his compatriots refuses to comply After the chapter break, we return to see all of them in women s dresses, the guys complaining a classic Gilligan s Cut This joke is totally obliterated from the novel No wonder I didn t find the earlier audiobooks funny or clear they probably took out key plot points and the humor People who liked the X Wing series may not be as fond of this book There is dogfighting, but the whole atmosphere and emphasis has changed I liked it.As I touched on above, I wasn t fond of Rogriss ending I won t go into it, but I find it stereotypical I m sure you can guess.There were enough new names, characters, and places that I tended to get a bit lost I couldn t remember the name of Wedge s diplomat advisor, who Charisse sp was, who were the Imperial pilots hence why I didn t refer to them by name , and who were the Adumari.Dialogue Sexual Situations Violence Invented Star Wars vernacular.Pretty heavily implied that Wedge and Iella get it on.Adumari consider challenges to the death an honor Lots of challenges, dogfights, and the like.Overall I think this book was a great way to close up the X Wing series, this era in the Star Wars Expanded Universe and the Bantam license of Star Wars this was the final book published under Bantam It moves from pilots in continuous modern warfare with the Empire to adiplomatic political arena, ties up the romantic loose end Wedge and Iella are one of the better couples out there imo , and generally has a fun time without being too serious As long as you don t mind the slight departure from the formula and seeing only from Wedge s point of view, this book is for you Just do me a favor Stay away from the audiobook version Anthony Heald is amazing, but the abridged format isn t


  3. LaShawna Powers LaShawna Powers says:

    Hands down, the most intentionally funny SW book ever And considering that Allston wrote 3 before this, that s saying a lot Allston has a very clear picture of the characters, and he draws them with incredible skill One of the marks of a good humorist is that the humor comes not from jokes, but from the natural progression of the characters, and Allston is a master.


  4. Colin McEvoy Colin McEvoy says:

    Having been going through the old Star Wars Legends books in chronological order in recent months, I ve read some good ones and bad ones But I m always pleased when I see that the next one in line is by the late Aaron Allston I wouldn t call him my favorite Star Wars author he s certainly not in the same league as Timothy Zahn, in my estimation But Allston has a delightful sense of humor and flair for whimsy and idiosyncrasy that distinguishes him from all other authors in this universe, so Having been going through the old Star Wars Legends books in chronological order in recent months, I ve read some good ones and bad ones But I m always pleased when I see that the next one in line is by the late Aaron Allston I wouldn t call him my favorite Star Wars author he s certainly not in the same league as Timothy Zahn, in my estimation But Allston has a delightful sense of humor and flair for whimsy and idiosyncrasy that distinguishes him from all other authors in this universe, so that even if it s not the most memorable of Star Wars stories and Starfighters of Adumar certainly is not it s still sure to be at least an enjoyable read Starfighters of Adumar isn t as strong as the three Wraith Squadron X Wing novels Allston previously penned, which in my view were the three strongest books in the series, thanks in large part to its quirky characters and Allston s distinctive spin on the traditional Star Wars starfighter squadron storyline But, as is often the case with Allston, Starfighters of Adumar at least boasts an interesting enough storyline, centered around an unusual diplomatic mission amid a most unusual world and peculiar subculture with a sense of honor far different from the one shared by the novel s protagonist, Wedge Antilles.With almost all of the action confined to this world of Adumar, Starfighters of Adumar lacks the feeling that the stakes are particularly high, especially compared to other novels like Timothy Zahn s Heir to the Empire trilogy and Kevin J Anderson s Jedi Academy trilogy where the ramifications of the events have a galaxy wide impact Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa, and most of the characters from the Star Wars films with the exception of Wedge and a few other minor pilots are absent from Adumar, but that s case with all the X Wing novels, and regular Star Wars readers won t be bothered by this at all.Despite the smaller scope of this story compared to other Star Wars novels, I found Adumar was an enjoyable setting, and the competition between the New Republic and the Empire to win the allegiances of the planet raised some interesting narrative questions With their misguided emphasis on honor from combat and blatant disregard for human life, was it worthwhile for the New Republic to win over this planet Would it be acceptable to do so was to engage in their practice of fatal dueling and resort to tactics similar to those that the Empire would engage If Wedge were ordered to do so against his will, could he do it, and should he Or should he resign, or face a possible court martial But for my money, Allston s sense of humor that distinguishes Starfighters of Adumarthan the themes above do At times, he maybe gets a little too far with the humor at one point, Wedge and his fellow pilots literally dress in drag but there are lots of fun touches in this novel that reflect the kind of thinking outside the box eccentricities Allston so excels at One of my favorites was the documentarian who, when first introduces, wears a 3PO head on her shoulders for use as a recording device during interviews, giving her the impression of a most unusual two headed creature, because studies suggest her interviewees find 3PO units nonthreatening Wedge Antilles, the recurring hero of the X Wing novels and comics in particular, is always a fun protagonist because he is a direct tie in to the original trilogy films he appears in all three, and is the only character to survive the battles against both Death Stars but his role in the movies is so small that there is a very wide canvas for the novelists to expand upon his story Geeky side note The culmination of the romance between Wedge and Iella Wessiri, the New Republic intelligence official who had appeared in a half dozen novels and several comics before this one, was farrewarding than the arbitrary romance Wedge got tossed into with Death Star designer Qwi Xux in the Jedi Academy trilogy That subplot seemed like nothing but an excuse to find something to do with Wedge and Qwi, unlike all the groundwork that had been previously set between Wedge and Qwi, and I m glad that Allston wasted no time to dumping Qwi in literally the first chapter of this book But it s really Wes Janson who steals the show in Starfighters of Adumar An extremely minor character in The Empire Strikes Back who rides with Wedge during the snowspeeder assault on the AT ATs over Hoth Good shot, Janson , Wes has evolved into a comic relief character of sorts in the Star Wars Legends universe, with a wise cracking and mischievous personality that serves as a perfect stand in for Allston s own sense of humor Allston really puts him to good use in this novel, both in multiple comedic moments, and in scenes that demonstrate the military competence that tends to get overlooked due to Janson s regard as a joker like a particularly enjoyable scene where Janson challenges an arrogant assailant to a duel.As with most of the X Wing novels, the dialogue sometimes falls a bit flat in Starfighters of Adumar, and my attention wavered a bit during a second brief starbattle at the end of this book immediately following a much interesting one in the novel s climax But overall, it was a Starfighters of Adumar quick and enjoyable enough read, and as I continue reading through the Legends books, I m looking forward whenever I reach Aaron Allston s next one


  5. James Floyd James Floyd says:

    Starfighters of Adumar is one of the most entertaining Star Wars novels As a standalone adventure in the X Wing series, you don t need a lot of background on the characters but it does help if you have read some of the other X Wing books , and you ll have a lot of fun Aaron Allston writes with good humor as well as good action and characterization, so you re in for a treat with this one.


  6. Bryan Bryan says:

    A very fun book Allston has become one of my favourite Star Wars writers with his combination of light writing style, plenty of action and effective use of humour The plot is vastly different from the rest of the X Wing series, but the familiar tone ensures that the story doesn t feel out of place One of my favourites.


  7. Kelsey Kelsey says:

    This is an amazing book Though it is very funny, it has some very good lessons in it, and makes you think It also has some romance clean romance which helps Though it is the ninth in a series, it can be read alone.


  8. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    Hands down, this is the wittiest Star Wars book in existence This is a great book for making your day better.


  9. Claire Claire says:

    Reread Still smart, still incredibly funny, no matter how many times I ve read it What a great book, and as ever kudos to Allston for once again cleaning up one of KJA s messes.


  10. J.E. Furneaux J.E. Furneaux says:

    The book that made me a writer.You can also read this review on my blog which is formattednicely.http www.jonathanfurneaux.com blog Throughout my lifetime I ve perhaps read forty or fifty books based in George Lucas s Star Wars universe The cannon of literature spanned a few hundred years of fictional history until the extended canon was jettisoned by Disney executives , with several long running series planned out by some seminal authors.Of these, it was the X Wing series that I The book that made me a writer.You can also read this review on my blog which is formattednicely.http www.jonathanfurneaux.com blog Throughout my lifetime I ve perhaps read forty or fifty books based in George Lucas s Star Wars universe The cannon of literature spanned a few hundred years of fictional history until the extended canon was jettisoned by Disney executives , with several long running series planned out by some seminal authors.Of these, it was the X Wing series that I most adored Let me pitch them to you these books contained exotic planets, hot headed pilots, exquisitely detailed dogfights, and plenty of emotional growth and complexity between the characters There were lightsabers and aliens, sure, but often these books read just like a straightforward military drama with a space opera coating.I have recommend Starfighters of Adumar by Aaron Allston, to many friends The exchange will generally go like this Me This is a great series You should read this one, it s my favourite.Friend Thanks Is this the first book in the series Me Of course not It s the ninth and last book, in a well beloved series.Friend Oh Luckily, Starfighters of Adumar is a standalone story You don t need any knowledge of the rest of the books to understand it, and there isn t even any Jedi or lightsabers in the story So, why do I recommend a book that is perhaps the least Star Wars y in the entire series The reason is, at its heart, despite the name and the cover, Starfighters of Adumar is not truly a book about starfighters A majority of the book doesn t even take place in space Instead, I would argue that it is a book about relationships The very opening chapter doesn t open with a dogfight, but rather with a restaurant date, and the main character needing to end his relationship with his girlfriend She was beautiful and fragile and he could not count the number of times he had told her he loved her But he had come here knowing that he had to hurt her very badly Allston, p.1.That was a pretty confronting opening to a book that advertises itself with explosions on the front cover Wedge, the protagonist, expects that he will need to break her heart, but instead she breaks up with him over the meal It is a mutual agreement They needed each other for a time, but they have both realised that all they truly feel for each other is affection Wedge, when we came together I was a different woman Wedge, I feel as though I inherited you From a friend who passed away You were her choice I do not know if you would have been mine I never had the chance to find out Allston, p.4.I first read this book as a teenager, and while I was still coked up on hormones and dreaming of the perfect romance, a Star Wars book was able to, in a small way, dispel the fairytale notion that people remain the same throughout the course of a relationship It needs to be said Allston is a master of dialogue and character His characters speak effortlessly for pages, their conversations ebbing and flowing from topic, and yet somehow driven towards a poignant conclusion at the end of the chapter Starfighters of Adumar begins with Wedge losing perhaps one of thesolid people in his life, as he begins to search for someone who he can spend the rest of his life with.If I were to identify a second major theme in the novel, I would simply say that the novel addresses the dark side of fame Wedge is tasked with being a political presence on Adumar, a newly discovered planet that produces weapons It is a planet that idolises star pilots, and Wedge is one of the best star pilots there is.However, Allston chose this particular premise, I feel, because it allowed him to delve into the issues with fame and fandom Wedge and his team initially somewhat enjoys the praise lavished on them It quickly becomes apparent, however, that the cons of fame quickly outweigh the benefits Wedge and his team are followed by a journalist who documents their movements, they are soon unable to travel freely without being mobbed, Wedge finds himself having to uncomfortably disengage from the romantic advances of a local, and his actions are consistently misinterpreted by everyone who oogles him from afar.It is a joy to read how Wedge tries to outmaneuver the society trying to constrain him Everyone has an expectation of how he should behave, and Wedge quickly grows tired of it, and has to strike out a path for himself I ve always wanted to be an author, but I think here Allston has cleverly tucked away advice about the perils of being in the public eye Popularity quickly shifts Fame can turn sour There is a simple honour in being unrecognised on the street.It is difficult to say muchwithout spoiling some of the best moments of the series Simply put, in Starfighters of Adumar, Allston has expertly balanced many moving parts His story, as mentioned before, is set against a backdrop of war and fame, while Wedge is internally determining who he is, when he isn t fighting.It would be remiss of me not to mention the humour The novel uses its characters and their personalities to great effect Oh, stop worrying, Wedge Janson s grin was infectious It s obvious they adore you You could throw up all over yourself and they d love it By nightfall they d all be doing it They d call it the Wedge Purge They d be eating different coloured foods just to add variety Wedge felt his stomach lurch He half turned to glare accusingly at Tycho I thought maybe you d be able to do what I never could Get Janson up to an emotional age of fourteen, maybe fifteen Allston, p.33.While Wedge s desire for love is thoroughly explored throughout the novel, his camaraderie and banter with the other characters is really what ties the whole novel together Despite whatever circumstances they are in, Wedge and his team inevitably find the time to dish out dry humour at the expense of some other poor character.For awhile, I wanted to send these thoughts to Aaron Allston, to let him know how much his novel impacted me as a young person When I finally decided that I should send this to him, I found out that he passed away six years ago, aged 53 I wish I had thought to write this article just a few years earlier, so that he could have read how much I appreciated his craft He was a man with perhaps one of the greatest influences on my literary tastes My debut novel Lessons from the Wreckage was heavily inspired by his work And yet his life is summarised on a Wikipedia page that s 800 words long.Instead, I will have to be satisfied with this you can find a copy of the book second hand, and cheap You can still buy it on , as an audiobook or for Kindle You may not particularly like Star Wars, but if you are someone who loves fiction with biting dialogue, action, and well defined characters, then perhaps you can appreciate Allston alongside me Even though he won t be heralded as a powerhouse of fiction by many, I still find myself reminiscing about the half forgotten teenage lessons I learned on Adumar


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