Wedge's Gamble

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Bantam Books, 1996 - Fiction - 357 pages
22 Reviews
Sleek, swift, and deadly, they are the X-wing fighters. And as the battle against the Empire rages across the vastness of space, the pilots risk both their lives and their machines for the cause of the Rebel Alliance. Now they must embark on a dangerous espionage mission, braving betrayal and death on the Imperial homeworld to smash the power of a ruthless foe!

It is the evil heart of a battered and reeling Empire: Coruscant, the giant city-world from whose massive towers the Imperial High Command directs the war. The Rebels will invade this mighty citadel in a daring move to bring the Empire to its knees. But first Wedge Antilles and his X-wing pilots must infiltrate
Coruscant to gain vital intelligence information. Capture means death, or worse--enslavement by the vicious leader known as "Iceheart," Ysanne Isard, now
Emperor in all but name. And one of Rogue Squadron's own is already her slave, a traitor hidden behind a mask of innocence, working to betray both colleagues and the Rebellion itself.
  

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The story builds up to a fun, explosive ending. - Goodreads
Michael A Stackpole is an excellent writer. - Goodreads
Except for the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Wedge's Gamble (Star Wars: X-Wing #2)

User Review  - Mark Oppenlander - Goodreads

The second book in the X-Wing series picks up a short time after the first one left off. The Rebel Alliance has decided that they need to accelerate their plans to take Coruscant and to do that they ... Read full review

Review: Wedge's Gamble (Star Wars: X-Wing #2)

User Review  - Nathaniel Turner - Goodreads

The downgrade of a rating here may seem not in keeping with my practice, especially as regards Star Wars novels and some of my favorite authors--but I assure you, I had good cause. Wedge's Gamble is a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 11
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Section 22
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Section 24
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 40
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About the author (1996)

Science fiction and fantasy author Michael Stackpole was born in Wausau, Wisconsin in 1957. In 1977, he sold his first gaming project to Flying Buffalo Inc. He received a BA in history from the University of Vermont in 1979. Before becoming an author, he was a role-playing and computer game designer. In 1987, FASA Corporation hired him to write the Warrior trilogy of Battletech novels. Besides the Battletech novels, he is best known for his Star Wars and Dragoncrown War Cycle novels.

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