Archive for the ‘X:Wing: Iron Fist’ Category
We have the first part of two, two part interviews…Say that three times fast, but what that wierd math means is that we have two interviews to share with you in this episode. First, is a chat with voice actor Stephen Stanton from the Clone Wars among other well known shows. He stops by to chat about his work in Pink Five and voice acting. Then, we have Pete Morrison from Lightsaber Rattling who chats with us about the choice of J. J. Abrams as the director of the next Star Wars…and his love for capes.
Wayne and I also break down X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston and have a good time with this swashbuckling novel. Maybe Disney will make this novel into a movie and give Jack Sparrow a cameo…
Anyway, thanks for listening and joining us as we explore the galaxy one page at a time.
If you have been following my articles and the podcast, then you know that I like great characters and if forced to choose, would choose great characters over a great plot any day. Well, the strength of the Wraith Squadron novels, of which Iron Fist is the second, is the fantastic characters. What surprised me the most about Iron Fist is the shift is main character. Wraith Squadron touched on all the members of Wraith Squadron, but Kell was the main guy. Well, in Iron Fist, Kell becomes a secondary character, and Face moves to the fore of this novel. Also, new characters and members to Wraith Squadron like Lara, Shalla, Castin, and Dia are very significant to the plot. I was surprised in a totally good way that these new characters were more that just filling out the flight team, but were integral to the story. After reading Wraith Squadron and Iron Fist, each member of the team is a part of a significant aspect of the story, which is really good.
As I have mentioned in the X-Wing series, the banter within the flight team is very enjoyable, and Iron Fist does not disappoint. It gives you great witty banter. Trying not to give too much away in a spoiler free review, there are some great scenes I want to mention so that you can be on the look out for them when you read this novel. The scene where Runt is made morale officer, Ton’s letter to Face, Face’s comments after winning the mechanic”s nightmare prize, and several more scenes just made me smile with the cut downs and then sudden serious comments. The interaction between fellow flight mates is just plain fun.