Hey, I created an account here just so I could ask this question. Some major spoilers here for those who haven't had the chance to read far enough: I've been a big fan of Mara Jade's character over the years, and I hated to see her die in Sacrifice. To me, the whole battle with Jacen didn't seem nearly long enough, and after she spent as much time kicking his butt through their fight, being killed with poison seemed such a stupid (not to mention weak) way to go for someone of her power and stature. Did anyone else have a problem with how that all went down? Was Mara Jade just a weaker Jedi than I always thought, or was Jacen just that much stronger (or lucky)? Random thought: I loved Mara's last line during the battle, when Jacen told her he couldn't die because it wasn't meant to be. "Really? I say it is."