Firefight - Star Wars: Rebel Force, Bk 4 Author:Alex Wheeler Deadly assassin X-7 has never failed to complete a mission -- until now. — Unmasked and unarmed, he narrowly escapes from the Rebels with his life and little else. His cover may be blown, but he's not returning to Commander Rezi Soresh until his target has been eliminated. This time, he has a new plan. He'll gather six of the best pilots ... more »in the galaxy -- all of them roguish mercenaries who care nothing about money -- and turn them loose on Red Squadron.
He counts on his pilot's mercenary instincts to keep them in line. But one of them has a secret that could cost X-7 his victory.« less
These young adult books from Alex Wheeler and Jude Watson are a ton of fun for Star Wars fans of all ages! I was excited to see this Rebel Force series coming out to cover the time period where Luke is still learning his powers and the imperial presence is there and chaotic. This book was the first of this Rebel Force series to tie directly back to the "Jedi Apprentice" and "Last of the Jedi" series with a main character related or descended from those books. I highly recommend you read ALL the Jedi Apprentice series in the order listed on Wikipedia for Star Wars books. They are very sequential - like reading episodes of a radio drama with cliff hanger endings. When I saw the appearance of one of the characters in this new book Firefight, I had to put the book down and start cheering, thinking about all the adventures that could happen with this character alive in the Rebellion Era. I had previously asked friends that read only the adult-targeted Star Wars books and comics, and they had not seen any of these characters in the future. Bodes well that they are starting to get picked up by other authors and I hope to see much more in the near future!