Now that I have time to read this a second time through in more detail... it would take a post 3x's as long as the book to outline my thoughts on how ingenious this book is. I'm going to have to make a post later about whatever random thoughts came to my mind while reading that haven't been brought up by other people here already. Stuff nobody else cares about like holy crap, did Luceno actually just bring back the Bedlam Pulsar?!? or how "San would become Hego's right hand" is one of the best lines in existence and would no doubt go in my sig if this book were not under spoiler wraps. Also, I second the comment above by Monopoly that Plagueis is flat-out awesome all around. The guy just lives to be the epitome of badass. I kind of hope Luceno makes some short stories about his adventures sowing mayhem around the galaxy with his droid.