I'm about a third of the way through /Shadows of the Empire/, and it's a great book, but rather poorly written, in my opinion...My main problem with it is that it does a whole lot of head-hopping--switching point of view in the middle of a scene or even in the middle of a sentence. Now I understand that since it's star wars, there are a lot of characters that are always represented as equally important (Luke, Leia, Han, Vader) and because of this a writer might be inclined to have multiple point of views, but Perry does it so haphazardly. In one paragraph he'll have Luke's thoughts saying, "He didn't know just what he felt for Leia--was it love, or something else?" and in the next paragraph Leia's thoughts will say, "She didn't know what she felt for Luke. She loved him, but not in the same way she loved Han." So this gets rather annoying. It also does a lot of those narrative questions while head hopping (e.g. "Vader broke the connection. What did Xizor want? Whatever it was, he did not believe for a moment it was to serve the Empire--unless it served him first." pg 102) This bit isn't particularly bad with the questions, but the last character in the world in whose head I want to be is Darth Vader. He is supposed to be one of the most enigmatic, mysterious, impassive characters in Star Wars, so we should not be told what he is thinking. Anyway, what I wanted were some recommendations for well written Star Wars books. Something that doesn't head-hop (preferably with three or fewer perspective characters) and that isn't full of questions in the narration. Something at a relatively high reading level, where you might encounter one or two words you've never heard of in each chapter. Any recommendations?