I had to give it a seven. It may have revived the StarWars Universe, but that means it's also partially responsible for the dribble that came afterwards. At least Zahn didn't suffer from SuperWeaponitis. I got a good laugh out of the idea of a blue skinned Rommell though. Too bad more writers didn't follow his lead in writing with more emphasis on individuals over weapons. hint hint Kevin J Anderson wink wink.