The Krytos Trap has ratings and reviews. J. said: The thing that strikes me the most about the expanded universe novels I’ve been reading since. In the first half of X-Wing: The Krytos Trap, Wedge Antilles, the commander of Rogue Squadron, hails a cab, goes to a hanger bay, and gets his. The Krytos Trap, the third in the X-Wing series and written by one of my favourite Star Wars authors, Michael A Stackpole, is a book that I love to pieces now that I.
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The Rebels have taken the Imperial headquarters world of Coruscant, but their problems are far from over. A killer virus called Krytos is spreading among the population, and fomenting a counter-revolution, at the same time as the treason trial of Kkrytos hero Tycho Celchu. And X-wing pilot Corran Horn, given up for dead in “Iceheart”‘s inescapable prison, discovers an extrao.
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The Krytos Trap by Michael A Stackpole
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Krytos Trapplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 16, J. The thing that strikes me the most about the expanded universe novels I’ve kytos reading since starting this little project is how books in the grand scheme of things, and even on a smaller scale within the context of their own saga, can jump from genre to genre with such amazing frequency.
The first novel in the “X-Wing” series was a straight up military adventure story, a sort of Top Gun for Star Wars in many ways.
I had anticipated the rest of the novels following a similar structure. The seco The thing that strikes me the most about the expanded universe novels I’ve been reading since starting this little project is rtap books in the grand scheme of things, and even on a smaller scale within the context of their own saga, can jump from genre to genre with such amazing frequency.
Once again the series hops genres and this time plays itself as a John Grisham courtroom drama mixed with a little bit of The Great Escape thrown in for good measure. Incidentally, I found it to be the most engaging novel in the series thus far, with the twists and turns of the courtroom drama moving at such a brisk pace and in a manner that invited a great krjtos of speculation on the part trzp the reader. krytox
At the end of the previous novel, we are left wondering about the guilt of Tycho Celchu’s involvement with the supposed death of a Rogue Squadron member, and the revelation that he was captured and not killed by Ysanne Isard in the epilogue of book two does nothing to sway trrap either way, so the court case is handled with the reader not having concrete evidence either way, making the drama around the proceedings all the more potent.
With the secondary plot of the supposedly dead pilot trapped in the infamous Lusankya prison, the tone is kryyos of films like The Great Escape, with our rebel pilot having a twinge of Steve McQueen in his character from the get-go, the comparison is more than adequate. His escape attempt, in which we learn that he is in fact descended from Jedi stock could have been considered a bit cliche if not for the fact that hints had been dropped since the first book in the series that this might be the case.
There is of course a tendency to want to tie things to the Jedi in the Star Wars universe, and the revelation could have come out like badly written fan fiction if the writer had decided out of the blue to make one of his main characters a Jedi on whim, instead we get a major plot point that informs the climax of the novel and sets up the next installment.
The choice of either becoming a Jedi and abandoning Rogue Squadron or remaining with the team and making good on promises made earlier in the narrative becomes the crux of the denouement here and leaves the reader energized to read the next installment, almost knowing that things that have been building over the course of three books and 1, pages worth of story will seemingly get a final payoff.
The next book in the series is the last for the author and the saga is taken over by perennial Star Wars writer Aaron Allston for books five through seven, so there is an expectation of closure with The Bacta War. Whether that holds true is yet to be seen, as it could be much as it was with the Republic Commando series and only leads further down the rabbit hole. Apr 11, Jerry rated it really liked it.
With a convoluted plot and an engaging writing style, this one is just how I like my space operas. Jul 23, Herdis Marie rated it liked it Shelves: Simultaneously, Kirtan Loor, secreted away in the city, is striking at the New Republic with his Palpatine Counter-insurgency Front, destroying, among other thin 2,5 stars.
Simultaneously, Kirtan Loor, secreted away in the city, is striking at the New Republic with his Palpatine Counter-insurgency Front, destroying, among other things, bacta reserves, invaluable in curing the Krytos virus. On a third front Warlord Zsinj is making his bid for power, striking at their convoys.
In earlier instalments, perhaps particularly the first book, he had a tendency of diffusing all tension by basically skipping all the most exciting parts and summarising them after the fact.
Thankfully, this is a technique he has largely put behind him, so that the reader actually gets to experience things as they are happening. Other female body types do not exist. Women are also consistently described in terms of how much their male colleagues and friends may or may not wish to have sex with them.
This gets really irritating after a while. He imagines a whole relationship in his head, having only just developed an attraction to her, and when he discovers her husband is alive, he realises that this man he does not know AT ALL is obviously a much better fit for her than he could be. Characters have a sorry tendency of jumping to conclusions in this way, of betraying more knowledge and foresight than they could possibly have at a particular juncture.
Stackpole confuses the narrating voice with that of his characters. The narrator can, of course, be omniscient, and can therefore make these kinds of judgments. His characters must, however, travel the slow path if their thoughts and actions are to be considered even remotely believable.
He creates this huuuuuge tense vacuum surrounding the identity of the spy in Rogue Squadron. Ok, this review is already longer than I had intended, and seems very negative. If Stackpole can just avoid the interpersonal relationshippy stuff in the next instalment, who knows but that he might receive three stars at last?
Jul 15, Crystal Starr Light rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tycho Celchu is being convicted of Corran’s murder and treason. And the Krytos Virus, a deadly virus that affects only non-humans, threatens to destroy the New Republic.
Will Tycho be released of charges? And can the New Republic get enough bacta to reverse the affects of the virus? Based on audiobook and novel.
This has to be my most favorite of the X-Wing novels. It has “Great risk is necessary to defeat great evil” Corran is captured in Isard’s feared Lusankya.
It has everything I love in books: Firstly, I loved the trial of Tycho Celchu. Plus, we don’t know Wedge and Iella have a nice little romance blossoming, one that puts to shame the “romance” between Wedge and Qui Xux.
I thought it was a very interesting development, how Iella was married and how he returned. Corran’s capture on Lusankya was also very well done. I’ve read some bad torture sequences or ones that just don’t have me buying it, but this one was interesting.
We learn more about Corran and see how he really knows nothing of importance something that made me chuckle: Stackpole adds to the Jedi lore, and I thought he did a great job. Sure, it “conflicts” with recent materials, but how was Stackpole supposed to know that back in ? Stackpole also makes some really great, memorable villains. Kirtan Loor is a favorite, obviously, and I liked how he gets himself worked into a corner. Moff Flurry Vorru is really getting interesting in my eyes, starting out ingratiating himself to the New Republic, who freed him, but is slowly worming his way into his own agenda.
Even Isard is getting a little more backbone and creepiness. Her releasing of the Krytos Virus to bring down the New Republic is very deft and interesting. This novel is a good example of a well-done bio-weapon. Lord, this is a hard one. Dogfights continue to be challenging to work through. The mourning ceremony for Corran was a bit cringe-inducing random pilot gets a big, fancy ceremony?
Same as the previous. The Bothan pilot can’t remember her name has a relationship with Gavin Darklighter. Wedge has feelings for Iella.
Erisi has the rtap for Corran. This novel is pure brilliance. Great characters, great action, great story. Jun 05, Tom Rundell rated it did not like it.
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Tore it in half and threw it in the bin! Jan 05, Ricky Ganci rated it liked it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Advances the plot nicely. Was easy to read 3 sittings, two of which were over pages apiece.
I knew that Erisi was the traitor, and was satisfied that my detective work was accurate.
Aug 25, Bryan rated it really liked it. I would have thought a Star Wars novel that takes place mostly in a courtroom would be less enjoyable, but Stackpole keeps the court scenes exciting and easy to follow.
It also allows for some nice character development for Nawara Ven. This, combined with an epic surprise at the climax, makes this probably my favourite of the series so far. Aug 02, Ron rated it liked it Recommended to Ron by: Half way through kryhos realized I had read this book before. A long time ktytos.
Not quite “Long, long ago