You know, I actually enjoy some of KJA's books very much. I liked his Jedi Academy Trilogy and the YJK series (haven't read the JJK series, though). His books are fun to read. But I HATED Darksaber. And it wasn't just because he ruined Callista's character, even though that played a huge part in it. I hate the fact that in almost all of his books, KJA makes ALL his villains inept or stupid. Just look at Admiral Daala and the fact that she lost EVERY SINGLE FREAKIN' BATTLE in his books, and Exar Kun (who started off great before turning into a sissy in Champions of the Force), or Durga the Hutt, whose stupid Darksaber superweapon DIDN'T EVEN WORK! I'm also not fond of his "Superweapon of the Week" plotlines (Sun Crusher, Death Star prototype, Darksaber, etc.), even though he's not the only writer who falls into that trap. And every time he referred to Jacen or Jaina's "brandy-brown eyes," I wanted to hurl. Come on; have SOME variety in your descriptions! And then, of course, there's the whole Callista fiasco. 'Nuff said. And for the record, I didn't like his IG-88 story in Tales of the Bounty Hunters, either. I mean, come on! IG-88 became the freakin' CORE of the Death Star?!?!?!?!?!?! Well, at least it was somewhat original.