|Mass market paperback, 368 pages|
Acquired and read December 2007
by Aaron Allston
By now, we all know what to expect from a Legacy of the Force novel: Jacen-- sorry, Darth Caedus-- will do evil, and the Jedi won't react enough to it. They're going a bit more proactive in this installment of the series, but the metaplot is still only crawling along, even as the stakes heighten. Caedus is a bit of a clumsy villain, too. I feel that Allston is less suited to the grand plots found here and in The New Jedi Order and more to the smaller scale of his X-Wing novels, but he still writes a solid entry; his command of the characters, especially Luke, Ben, Wedge, Jag, and Han/Leia is what really recommends this book. Mostly fluff, but enjoyable, well-written fluff.