Just a little comment - I can understand why Mara decided to keep the pregnancy a secret. It's the absolutely worse time for the NR and the Solo kids were never safe even in the good times. But I was thinking about what a morale booster it would have been for the populace. Why should the people worry about the Vong, the Jedi aren't, they're out having babies! ) Is Keyes going to write a second novel now that Freidman is out? That's a loooonnng time between books.