instantdeath : It's been a while since I read it, but I enjoyed it too. I especially enjoyed the parts about the very young Luke Skywalker. We haven't had much about Luke's early years, so I really like it when authors give us a little glimpse into Luke's childhood/early teens. I liked that too. And it makes sense that it would, given Luke's special Skywalker class Force potential. It's actually surprising that Luke didn't seem to manifest it all that much in his early life, but maybe one needs to be formally taught in order to truly "awaken" that Force potential? Well, I would say that Luke has lived a GOOD life, doing his best to help and protect others and the galaxy; always willing to give of himself and always trying to do the right thing. As you said, Luke has accomplished much. I would just say that life hasn't seemed to be a very "happy", peaceful life for Luke. I think Owen would be proud of the man that Luke became. Tim Battershell: The problem with that though is, those tons of SW filmgoes who haven't read the EU and who haven't watched the Clone Wars shows (I'm one of the latter.), will have absolutely NO idea what is going on. It will be so far removed from what happened in either of the two previous trilogies, and I think an awful lot of explanation would be needed for it to make any sense at all. I don't think I would like this scenerio at all. And would Luke or Leia or both of them want to sit on this throne for who knows how long? I just can't see an action-oriented character like Luke stuck on this world doing pretty much nothing. kataja: What do you mean by this? I can understand how your *take* can keep changing. I think that sometimes I think they wouldn't want to completely trample the EU and disappoint everyone. Other times, I think that they won't care about what's in the EU at all and just write the story they want to tell. What you wrote as your "hope" is still a possibility at this point. We just don't know... If they go with this, we will likely get all new stories that will be published that will take place between Episodes VI and VII. Like you though, I too hope we will still somehow get to see that Luke and Mara married. That would work for me too! That's sort of the way I feel about it too. And like you, I don't want to see Luke spend an eternity sitting around balancing the Force. I'd much prefer that he get his "happily ever after" with Mara in Jedi Heaven! Jedi Ben: LOL! Yes, little boys (and sometimes big ones too) seem to like seeing things go "BOOM"!