What would you have done with the characters after YJK? I'm not being sarcastic here; I notice that you're involved in an AU project over on the fanfic boards that basically rewrites the NJO, and while I haven't had the time recently to invest my readership in a fanfic epic, I would be very interested to know where you and your group of writers have taken the characters. From the way you talk, I'm assuming all the YJK couples are still intact--J/Z, J/TK, Raynar/Lusa? None of the side characters have died? Jacen, Jaina, etc. are all steering well clear of the dark side? Also, rather than hearing you rant that everything "sucks," I'd really like to hear why you believe that the direction you would have chosen for the series is superior to the direction Del Rey chose. Again, not trying to stir up anger--just trying to get some conversation going. Great minds and all that. And all over the course of 20+ books! I'm not sure how well the authors planned that out, but I think they've handled it fairly well. I've thought Jacen would go dark since Destiny's Way, so none of it came as any surprise to me. Perhaps this is odd, but LotF has finally turned me into a J/TK 'shipper. Maybe it's the air of DOOMED LOVE that has come to pervade the pairing. That gets me every time. And that's why I want him redeemed rather than sliced up. Zekk has gotten as much page time as any non-Solo/Skywalker character in LotF. I'm rather pleased with this. You'll like her when you get to Inferno. She is made of much awesome.