The Price of Freedom: A Wing Commander Novel Mass Market Paperback – 1996
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Top Customer Reviews
Since I had already played the game two or three times, I kept thinking of the things that had changed and what was different. The plot unfolded in much the same way as the game but filled in many gaps that would make a video game boring. Of course this works the other way and leaves out a few details.
The new look at Admrial Tolwyn shed a different light on his character. The game designers never had time to explain his character the way an author could. Thus I liked the book Tolwyn better than the game Tolwyn.
I wish as much could be said for Col. Blair. The game showed him as a war hero who was itching to get back to life as a pilot. The book showed him as an old, fat man with a drinking problem who oftem questioned himself.
Overall I enjoyed reading the book cover to cover and have suggested it to other Wing Commander fans.
Most recent customer reviews
This is my favorite war book. I loved the games and the movie. It took me a while before I found out that there was a book series. Read morePublished on July 13 2003
I remember playing the game with my Uncle back in '96. I remember thinking to myself then-"Hey wait this is the Admiral T. he can't betray the Confederation!! Read morePublished on May 20 2002 by General Pete
Improved greatly over the WC3 novel. It has a superb beginning in the portrayal and history the Confed. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2000 by Staggerville
(...)This book is really great because it is somthing that us as readers can somewhat relate to. From "To Kill A Mockingbird" Atticus said that you never no someone... Read morePublished on May 25 2000
This book simply butchers the story. Blair was a hero and a tough guy, not some weakling, who just about gets killed at the beginning. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2000
As mentioned before, there were a lot of things wrong with this book. Blair was a weak old man, getting beat up in bars, Vagabond and Catscratch weren't even there, and the... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2000 by Dralthi5
This book is superb! A real gem in the wing commander saga. -Collin Hoffman Silver Moon Online BooksPublished on April 29 1999
This novel is the best no matter what the others said if you just read the novel it is good I had truble putting it downPublished on March 8 1999