I agree it isn't Zahn's style to kill off characters (one of the many things I love about him), but this is Del Rey we're talking about (it is published by Del Rey, isn't it?). And since the HoJ will never be heard from again.... Though I understand very little about the Empire of the Hand, so maybe they could slip in there. Here's hoping! Though does anyone else think the title "Choices of One" sounds sort of ominous? kataja - Yes, I often analyze actors and try to decide if they could play certain Star Wars characters, especially Mara. So far I haven't found anyone who even comes close to Mara. I agree Felicia Day looks way too sweet and friendly for Mara.