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IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« on: December 21, 2011, 02:22:20 PM »
Huray! It's nice to be back... and I've got some great news:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0099542854



Release date:
August 7, 2012

Book Description:
New stormtrooper action for fans of the hugely popular Star Wars: Republic Commando novels by bestselling author Aaron Allston

Product Description:
In this followup to Star Wars: Imperial Commando: 501st the Clone Wars are over, and the Republic commandos now wear the white armor of the stormtroopers in service to the Empire. But not all those commandos are loyal to the Emperor, turning the fight against the rebels into a war between clone brothers! The newly-fledged Empire is strengthening its foothold on Mandalore, but Kal Skirata's clan of clone deserters and fugitive Jedi face a new threat as an older, more insidious enemy emerges from decades in hiding. The Death Watch is back. The loathed Mandalorian hardliners - the brutal nationalist faction that murdered Jango Fett's parents -- are now on the Imperial payroll, threatening to bring civil war to the Mandalore sector. As Clan Skirata prepares to settle old scores, knowing they may lose the battle, Imperial commandos Darman and Niner arrive on a covert mission that will put them on a collision course with their former brothers. Their task: to hunt down and kill eccentric Jedi Master Djinn Altis, an unlikely ally of Clan Skirata. But Darman has plans of his own that he hasn't even revealed to Niner. He's come looking for his son, Kad. The galaxy is a dangerous place for a kid who's half-Force user, half clone, and Darman's set on getting Kad out of the reach of both the Emperor and the last of the Jedi any way he can--even if that means taking on the man he's always called father.
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 02:32:01 PM »
Oh my god yes!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2011, 02:32:56 PM »
Oh my god yes!

AWSOMENESS!! I'm so fierfekla happy! :D

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 02:36:44 PM »
When is the release date on this?!  I was so exited I couldn't find anything
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 02:38:19 PM »
August 7, 2012

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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!! (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 02:57:05 PM »
How is this Republic Commando related?

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 02:58:13 PM »
I think somebody has their facts wrong or is just trolling Amazon, because the X-Wing series doesn't have anything to do with Commandos or clones.

Mercy Kill is set during the events of the Fate of The Jedi Series like 43+ years ABY. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/X-wing:_Mercy_Kill It's supposed to be about Wraith Squadron, which Aaron Allston invented and wrote about in previous X-Wing novels.

Think about it: Why would a book supposedly about Clan Skirata and the IC's be titled "X-Wing"?

Sorry guys.

I'll probably still get it, I love the X-Wing series!


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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 05:18:15 PM »
Oh, poop, you had me excited for a minute. :ouch:


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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 05:18:59 PM »
So wait... this isn't ImpCom 2?

I am confused.

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 06:05:22 PM »
Nope.


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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2011, 06:09:25 PM »
But... the title... IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2... lied...

This needs a title re-name.

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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 11:04:58 PM »
No, this is a novel about Wraith Squadron.


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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2011, 12:23:54 AM »
I just saw Mereel's link to this on Facebook.  Spent a good 30 seconds excited as hell...then I realized what went wrong.

That plot summary is legit, and it's been out for a while.  That's what Traviss' original novel would've had going on.  And while Aaron Allston was apparently the most likely author to close out the unfinished series... well, the real replacement isn't Allston for Traviss, but "X-Wing: Mercy Kill" replacing "Imperial Commando 2" on the product schedule.
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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2011, 02:35:52 AM »
does anybody else see on there that this thing claims that Aaron Allston wrote the Republic Commando books and Imperial Commando book, and It really wouldn't be a sequel to a book that has a totally different name ( Imperial commando and Republic commando is kinda a given that there related) and is based years later in a different story thread. Albet I do like the X-wing series, but this is not Imperial commando. But I do like the E-wing and the X-wing fighting on the cover.


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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2011, 12:33:18 AM »
does anybody else see on there that this thing claims that Aaron Allston wrote the Republic Commando books and Imperial Commando book
Mhmm.  Which makes me think there was just a weird mix-up with tacking on Allston's name to the old synopsis.
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Re: IMPERIAL COMMANDO 2 is coming!!!... sort of (X-Wing: Mercy Kill)
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 01:00:27 PM »
probably


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