Yeah, that's exactly how I interpreted it. The ambiguity behind Anakin was brilliant. Although the story content of the second half of the book ran into Cloak of Deception territory quite a bit, I felt the tone and pace of this novel was completely different. CoD was a bit helter-skelter; DP was basically following the lives of two dudes. Er. Crazy sadistic dudes. EDIT: Curse you for beating me to it, SSS!