Denning's Star Wars are some of the darkest books I've read. The injuries are insane in those books. Crucible for example goes way too overboard. I almost threw up twice while reading that book. The injuries from the shuttle crash and the 2nd Sabacc game. Might be a bad reaction because it was the Big 3 getting trashed so much in a single book but when I read his DNT and LOTF books this year I changed my mind. He is way too out of control. The other authors in the Post NJO aren't that bad. I can read the whole Hunger Games trilogy and not flinch so I don't get it.