I managed to figure that out on my own without Stover's novel. So, when Luke screamed "NOOOO!" in ESB and when Obi-Wan screamed the same in TPM, they were homages to "Magic"? I find it interesting that so many fans and critics want to believe that Anakin had a certain trait or upbringing that led him to commit his crimes. It seems as if people want to believe that only certain types are capable of being monstrous. Honestly, I find that attitude laughable. And it makes me realize that the average human being refuse to consider the possibility that just about anyone - in real life or in fiction - is capable of monstrous acts, given the right moment or the right emotional state. Considering some of the actions and decisions that the protagonists committed in both trilogies, I find it easier to believe that just about anyone can become a monster.