Okay I just had the most curious conversation on the Nonestica "WIZARD OF OZ" list of all places about star wars at yahoogroups. We were discussing continuity and changes in books and I'll give you a cut and paste of what I said.... [I think you've hit the nail rather hard on the head regarding people's perceptions of a husband. If I may be so bold there was for a long time a rather heavy bias in "Star Wars's Book continuity" (Star Wars unlike Star Trek made every effort to continue it's continuity) that Luke Skywalker would have a beautiful female love interest whom he would "oooooo" ahhh and would "ooooo ahhh" back at but come the next book it would be completely ignored. Now this made sense during the Star Wars films because Lucas ultimatily had the great hand of God to putting the kabosh on it but people started getting frustrated with it. Some felt it would be changing too much if Luke got a love interest but eventually fans got sick of seeing Luke alone and one author wrote a popular female character (Mara Jade-who if you want a rundown in 12 word or less: Sleek, sexy, Redhead, Emperor's agent, Jedi, Cynical, Sarcastic, Good Heart, Meet Assaisin) whom married Luke and is being carried over. The problem unfortunately is with the laest series theres a bit of a backlash that there now is TOO MUCH continuity with characters that are new and less endearing than the original clogging up things. People felt their characters were being ignored and that it hardly resembled Star Wars anymore.] We have Luke, Mara, Han, Leia, and Lando.... and we have the "next generation" It is possible that Star Wars NJO has stretched the series too far? That perhaps we have moved too far away from the light hearted romp into continuity minded madness? (ironic this conversation is about whether or not my love interest for Ozma should override a previous) Jania, Jacen, and Anakin are interesting charcaters but unfortunately I don't think they'll ever be as compelling as Han, Leia, and Luke were because of the complexities that live-action and George lucas's magic vision brought to them. and I also believe that the NJO at 24 books is destroying the Star Wars franchise by trying to give everyone an interaction filled world covering every character equally. Anakin: Hi *kills some Vong* Mara: I love you Luke Luke: I love you Mara *kills some Vong* next scene At this point I'm considering it may be a good idea if we said "pike it" and declared.... "They all lived happily ever after" and let writers write stories about Jania, Anakin, Luke, etc in smaller stories that took place in the already vast continuity we've made for them. Luke vs. the Empire isn't so bad when the Empire is still at the height of it's power.... Nor is a romance between Han and Leia... Forgive me if I think it's time for the continuity to be put an end to or everyone will eventually be forced to watch characters which should be immortal grow old, wither, and die in agony when they should be by loved ones living the rest of their lives in peace.