Ani,Ani, Ani...you are still not reading what I'm writing. I have no problem with Ikrit being in Conquest. Keyes is right that this character should not be ignored. The problem is he was ignored in all the previous six books. When did the Committee decide that an Anakin book was to be written? If it was a spur of the moment decision, then I can understand why Stack and Luceno and KT wouldn't have put Ikrit in their books. But DR has been telling us since the beginning of the NJO that things would be different, the novels would be connected, it would be all one big story. No more continuity screw ups like Bantam let happen. The NJO is supposedly planned, thought out in advance. SO either all this planning talk is a sham or the planners didn't think the JJK was very important. Which is it?