Pretty darned good! As a fan of the X-Wing and Tie Fighter PC games from like 10 years ago, this was sort of a trip down memory lane. God, I wish they would remake those games! Anyway, this book depicted some great space battles better than I had imagined a book could do. I will certainly read the next one soon.
I never really got into the Rogue Squadron series. I enjoyed the videogames, due to the visual quality of the storyline. Maybe that was the disconnect with the books. I could visualize other Star Wars novels, but never could get excited about the space battles in the Rogue Squadron series.
Interesting that the other reviewers all mentioned that this book may have been related to a video game. I read it without knowing that, and thought that the book was a bit slow! Has a lot of politics and personalities behind formation of the special squadron, not so many battles. It is setting up a multi-book mini-series, so gave it a chance and the book picked up pace after the first 120 pages or so. This book was released back in 1996, before the movie episodes 1-3 were created or a lot of other backstory. Given that, they hold up pretty well compared with other books written at that time.
Star Wars X-wing fighters, as in the video game. The first book in the series. Vividly described combat scenes.
rogue squadron had a good story, characters, and theme, but some of the content was not good for young readers as some of the language. I enjoyed the part of the book that I read but it just wasn't clean. I wanted to know more about the caracters, they seemed to have a lot of backstory. it was slow for a little bit but I did think it got better. the battles were short but not bloody. pretty good book.