Remember last X-wing book when I said I didn’t like the Wraiths as much as I liked the Rogues? Forget that. I still miss the Rogues, but this book did a lot to make me love the Wraiths.
I love Face so much. I liked getting to know him better and am so glad that he was the focus of this book. I loved his relationship with Phanan and how far he comes to overcome his past.
I really liked the new characters added to the squad. I was a little wary at first, but I ended up liking the new kids, with the exception of Castin who totes got what he deserved. And Lieutenant Kettch may be my favorite Star Wars character ever. Yub, yub, indeed.
(Spoiler alert) Phanan. OMG. This may have been the first time I cried over a death in an X-wing book. And then his letter to Face. OMG. I just couldn’t handle it. I was so distraught by his death that I had a hard time reading the final battle sequence because I was sure something was going to happen to either Face or Dia.