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Heart Of The Tiger (Wing Commander #4)

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Terran forces are pushed to the wall by the ever-encroaching Kilrathi hordes. The end seems very near--it is time for desperation measures. Against overwhelming odds, the humans try to launch a last desperate offensive against the Kilrathi homeworld. Once again, humanity's last best hope is embodied in her flyers.
Paperback, 373 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Baen Books
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Revan
Jul 13, 2014 Revan rated it liked it
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Craig
Mar 14, 2010 Craig rated it really liked it
Liked this one a lot. Unfortunately, the end REALLY got Deus ex machina this time. Also, Forstchen's not the greatest espionage-thriller writer, so those elements of the book are sort of lacking. But as far a space combat goes, the book is a fun, quick read.

Word of warning, though: These ARE based on video games. As such, they are pretty much a series of missions strung together with a narrative that often ignores things like pilot and equipment fatigue, etc.

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Jacob
Feb 24, 2014 Jacob marked it as to-read
Its been years since I read this, close to 20 years now, but I remember crying [WARNING BRIEF SPOILER] when a major character dies at the hands of the Kilrathi.
Patrick
Fairly mediocre book based on a video game I never played (although apparently starring Mark Hamill, which makes it cool, right?)
Jeffrey
Dec 08, 2013 Jeffrey rated it liked it
Decent, but I don't understand why they had to shoehorn a romance or two in a futuristic military setting.
Mark Howell
Mar 18, 2009 Mark Howell rated it it was ok
Basically a novelization of the video game...and they didn't even pick the best "paths" to follow from the game! :-(
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Reasonable videogame adaptation. Draws the kilrathi war to a close. Big cats and explosions abound.
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William R. Forstchen (born 1950) is an American author who began publishing in 1983 with the novel Ice Prophet. He is a Professor of History and Faculty Fellow at Montreat College, in Montreat, North Carolina. He received his doctorate from Purdue University with specializations in Military History, the American Civil War and the History of Technology.

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