Well if they don't have a plausible to bring him back, I'm guessing Jacen will be the primo-Jedi-hombre from now on. I'm still sticking with the idea that the lambent has something to do with it. There were dozens of pages devoted to that storyline, and I spent hours reading that book. And if Del Rey writes unnecessary plots about lambents and Tahiri-Anakin just to fill up pages, and serve no purpose in the future maybe they should begin making tabloids instead of books. I do like the books though, don't get me wrong, its just that Anakin's "death" seems a bit sudden and unexplained. I mean its illogical for an author to need to establish a "who-will- die-next-fear-me-and-the-vong" atmosphere just to make the book tense. It just seems like if they DID kill off Anakin, they did it to again reinforce the idea that "ANYONE CAN DIE IN THESE SERIES". Ha! They can? I'd like to see you kill of Ben Skywalker! --O.W.