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The Krytos Trap (Star Wars: X-Wing #3)

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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 Rebel hero Tycho Celchu. And X-wing pilot Corran Horn, given up for dead in "Iceheart"'s inescapable prison, discovers an extrao ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 1996 by Random House Inc (first published January 1st 1996)
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J.
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The thing that strikes me the most about the expanded universe novels I've been 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 ...more
Herdis Marie
2,5 stars.

Ah, Stackpole. You are ridiculous.

You do get a little better, though, I’ll give you that.

In the third instalment of the “Rogue One” series, the New Republic must do battle on many fronts. The Krytos virus, engineered on Ysanne Isard’s orders, is attacking the non-human population of Coruscant, and the death toll is staggering. Simultaneously, Kirtan Loor, secreted away in the city, is striking at the New Republic with his Palpatine Counter-insurgency Front, destroying, among other thin
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Crystal Starr Light
Jul 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-wars
"Great risk is necessary to defeat great evil"
Corran is captured in Isard's feared Lusankya. 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 Corran return? Will Tycho be released of charges? And can the New Republic get enough bacta to reverse the affects of the virus?
NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.

I Liked:
This has to be my most favorite of the X-Wing novels. It has
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Ricky Ganci
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
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Bryan
Aug 25, 2014 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.
Ron
Aug 02, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ron by: Wendell
3.5. Half way through i realized I had read this book before. A long time ago. Not quite "Long, long ago ..." but pretty near.

Anyway. Good story; good storytelling.
Courtney
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tie_in, fiction, 2016
the last chapter of this book is all I needed to confirm that Luke/Wedge used to be canon *GREATJOB*
Cornerofmadness
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David
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars You know what the Krytos Trap really was? Having a 2nd straight book about Rogue Squadron almost completely planet-bound. There are a few bookend battle scenes, but the middle is quite dull. Granted, I have read this multiple times, but most of the twists are pretty well telegraphed. You know Tycho won't be found guilty. The twist about the prison being upside down was cool, but Corran's escape from the prison was laughably easy. I will say the revelation about Lusankya is one of the c ...more
Nom Chompsky
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars
Much better contribution to SW than the previous entries in this series. I am tired of boring Jedi, hate Horn, but was stoked to see a bit of force play here. Nice to see Wedge as always. There was some theme of literal simulation in the first novel, and the idea that rogue squadron is a (baudrillard-ian) simulation here of its former self in the original trilogy, or Horn as some permutation of the 'lone new babe Jedi bringing back the order with no lasting mentor' motif, etcetera. I think this ...more
Damien Rappuhn
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Much, much better than the first two. From this point the rest of the series gets good, the characters start to become more believable (or maybe by now you've just gotten used to them), and the narrative comes together. The climax and resolution of this book are just perfect.
Sean
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The struggle of Corran Horn being away from the Rogues is great. I also love the missions against Warlord Zsinj.
John
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paper-copies
Another book that I really love, more because I am nostalgic than for reasons of good writing.
Hilmi Isa
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Ini merupakan ulasan buku dwi-bahasa/This is a bilingual book review

The Krytos Trap hasil tulisan Micheal A. Stackpole merupakan siri ketiga Star Wars X Wing: The Krytos Trap . Berikut merupakan sinopsis ringkas novel ini:

Selepas berjaya menawan Coruscant,pihak Rebel Alliance (atau turut dikenali sebagai New Republic),didapati planet tersebut diserang wabak yang dipanggil Krytos Virus. Virus ini memberikan kesan yang membawa maut kepada populasi Coruscant yang bukan dari spesis manusia (s
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Megan
Jan 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars, scifi, fiction
Something about the X-Wing series has always reminded me of a TV show, a very ambitious TV show with compelling characters and plots that if it ever actually became a live-action show, I'd be hard-pressed to maintain my dogged opposition to any new Star Wars films or shows.

Michael A. Stackpole is a master. The first book was about fighter pilot jocks; the second was about a covert operation behind enemy lines. The Krytos Trap is a courtroom drama, prison escape, dogfight extravaganza. (By necess
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David Kenrick
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A review slightly delayed by the submission of my PhD thesis...

In the unusual case that you have been following my reviews you will know that I recently embarked upon a quest to revisit my childhood/contextualise my current hobby by reading the 'X-Wing' series of books. The third book, 'The Krytos Trap', might just be the best one yet. As usual I will try to avoid spoilers but consider this a warning if you feel particularly sensitive.

The Krytos Trap picks up immediately where 'Wedge's Gamble' l
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Mark Oppenlander
What I've enjoyed most about the X-Wing books thus far is that, while the whole series represents a cohesive ongoing story, each book in the series is quite unique in its own right. If "Rogue Squadron" was "Top Gun" in space and "Wedge's Gamble" was a sort of cloak and dagger tale, "The Krytos Trap" is half courtroom melodrama and half prison escape tale.

Tycho Celchu has been arrested on accusations that he murdered fellow Rogue Squadron member Corran Horn (Horn's supposed death occurred at the
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Rob
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Perry Mason meets Star Wars without the Lightsabers, Well that's not really accurate there was a bit of a lightsaber. Not my favorite series yet but still ok.
Nathaniel Turner
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Daniel
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it
The third book in the X-Wing series, we're getting better and better.

The remnants of the Empire basically set up Coruscant as a death trap for the Rebels/New Republic. What results is characters in and out of their elements--Wedge dealing with politicians, Tycho under trial, Corran MIA, etc. The conflict makes for several great subplots that work together much better than they have in the past few books.

Many of the characters have more character (!) this time around. Corran is the exception; he'
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Justin
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Krytos Trap is the third volume in the fan favorite Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron series. In this series author Michael Stackpole manages to sustain interest in a bunch of Star Wars characters NOT named Luke, Han or Leia (OK, Luke makes a cameo appearance here). The series is ostensibly about ace pilot Wedge Antilles and his team of intrepid X-Wing pilots, but Stackpole's new character Corran Horn quickly becomes the main character.

The Krytos Trap takes place in the aftermath of Rogue Squ
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Daniel Millard
Nov 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars
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Donald
Nov 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Star Wars
Shelves: sci-fi, star-wars
The third of the original four books by Stackpole, I think that this one is the weakest of the group. The book suffers from having Corran separated from the rest of the squadron for the entire book, and I think it really brings the book down as a whole. The prison chapters just aren't as interesting to me as the rest of the goings-on are.

One of the stronger points is that this book does focus a bit more on the other characters, and it's always nice to have a chapter from a new perspective, rathe
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Jess Neuner
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
One of the things I've really liked about this series is how different each book is, while still staying true to the series theme. The first book was like Top Gun, the second an espionage thriller, and now in the third instalment, we've got a courtroom drama à la John Grisham. The Krytos Trap sees Corran Horn, presumed dead at the end of Wedge's Gamble, a prisoner of Ysanne Isard in her infamous Lusankya prison where she turns people into sleeper agents who later betray their allies without know ...more
Matt
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Ridiculous and entertaining.
Alyson
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I both love this book, and it annoys me. I'm changing it from a 3 to a 4 star, though, because it does a very good job of tying up a lot of strings from the other books. To some it is probably a bit more boring than the first Rogue Squadron book, but I enjoy the character-driven plots happening. I actually enjoy Corran (probably the book where he annoys me the least!), and Diric's interactions with everyone are gold.

Trying to avoid spoilers... (impossible at this point in the series, btw). The
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Jaime Krause
Oct 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I appreciate this much more as an older adult than I did when I was 5 or 7 years younger. The court issues that occur once bored me; now I find them intriguing.

- There was a great introduction to the destruction that Isard created.
- We see how much Kirtan Loor learned from Isard. And how Stackpole shows that, with the roles reversed, Kirtan Loor understands the Rebels more than he did before.
- I like how Stackpole had Wedge think that a B-Wing makes him feel less like a pilot and more like a dri
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Delray Beach Public Library Public Library
In this edition of the X-wing series, the rebels have finally captured the heart and capital of the Empire and perhaps the Galaxy as well. But the conquest has not gone without problems. Left behind by the empire was a killer virus that is now taking out the indigenous population and fueling a counterrevolution. Also, the rebel hero Tycho Celchu must now stand trial on charges of high treason. Finally, imperial agents are carrying out acts of terrorism. As the rebellion is tearing itself apart, ...more
Haley Keller
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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T 7 Finch
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wedge Antilles is kind and caring but is not willing to reason. He cares deeply about his friend who is accused of treason and attempts to defend him in court but when presented evidence, "he [does] not doubt the man's innocence for a second" (Stackpole 3). This is rather strange and is not at all rational. The evidence suggests that his friend is guilty, but he won't even consider that option. But Wedge is prepared to "stay and watch a friend be destroyed" as opposed to "resign[ing] and doom[in ...more
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