So, I'm about 4 years late to the party, but I just read LSATSOM. I was somewhat underwhelmed by this book. I guess it was going for a somewhat campy feel, and I suppose it did that well, I just didn't find it all that entertaining. The space battles didn't do anything for me, and the only parts that I enjoyed were the sections from Luke's POV. I was surprised how little I enjoyed this book, considering how much I enjoyed Shatterpoint, and Stover's ROTS novelization is one my all time favorite EU books (only TTT surpasses it). I just loved Stover's depiction of Obi-Wan in ROTS, it brings a smile to my face every time I think about it. LSATSOM, on the other hand was a fairly simple story line and there just wasn't much to it. I have a couple of questions about some of the characters we see in LSATSOM: 1) Is Blackhole (Cronal) introduced in a previous novel, or is he from something else? 2) I was somewhat disappointed that Nick and Luke didn't get to have their discussion, does this happen later somewhere? I was going to ask if there was some backstory on Nick and/or Kar Vastor, but wookiepedia answered that for me: they were both in Shatterpoint! I don't seem to remember them in it, I guess I need to re-read that one again.