... am I the only person who likes this book? A lot? It's one of my favorite novels in the post-ROTJ EU. Sure, it has its campy aspects. (Space tape, coffeine, etc.) But overall, I think it has a good story to tell. I can see why the book could fall flat for some fans, but I don't understand why it only has two stars on Amazon. Here are the things that stand out for me: - The focus on Leia and her Jedi training. Aside from the Thrawn Trilogy, not many Bantam-era novels focus on this aspect of her character. I love the fact that the book explores her relationship with her father, and how she deals with the fact that she and her children are naturally in danger of the dark side. Having Leia as the main character brings a fresh perspective to the "Skywalker Family" story. - Hambly really knows how to write Threepio and Artoo. Their mannerisms and dialogue seem to have been taken straight out of the OT. The sections of the novel that focus on the droids always get some big laughs out of me, which is unusual considering the number of times I have reread this book. - Callista is a likeable character in this story. Darksaber nearly ruined the character for me. She was self-centered, whiny and downright annoying in that novel. Hambly did a great job of redeeming Callista for me. She was wise, strong and Jedi-like, which is what I wanted from the character since the beginning of the trilogy. - Hambly did an excellent job of ending Luke and Callista's relationship. Their parting makes sense, especially when you take the prequel trilogy into account. Luke had a lot of work ahead of him rebuilding the Jedi Order, and Callista had to go on a journey of self-discovery. In order to complete the tasks in front of them, they had to let go of their attatchment. Luke succeeded where Anakin failed: he recognized a dangerous attatchment and did what he had to do to make sure he could fulfill his destiny. What do you guys think? Do you love or hate this novel? Does anyone else think that this novel receives undue criticism? Post your thoughts here!