I have read it on this board with depressing regularity: "We need a novel about Dooku!" "We need a novel about Darth Cognus!", "We need a novel about every Sith Lord from Darth Bane to Darth Plagueus!" "We need a picture of Cal Omas!" I'm tired of material focusing on the deeds of force-users may they be Sith, Jedi or Je'Dai. We need something from the POV of a non-force-user and I think a novel about Wilhuff Tarkin could be a great read. Think about it. If Darth Plagueus, who was only mentioned in two sentences in ROTS can be made into a bestseller, than why not a novel about the primary villain of the very first SW-movie? And lets be honest, Tarkin also had more screen-time than Dooku in one movie, than the later had in two. There is so much potential there. Wilhuff Tarkin is member of an important clan in the Old Republic, he lived and spent his formative years during the ORs decline. So how did his worldview develop, how did he become involved with Palpatine, how did this prodigy in xenobiology, engineering, philosophy and poetry turn first into the military and political mastermind, that not only formulated the Tarkin-doctrine, but formulated many other policies of the empire as well and in the end became the casual destroyer of Alderaan? In many ways Tarkin is the intellectual founding-father of the empire or at least its military-technocratic aspects, the one person, who truly believed in the empire, while to the likes of Palpatine and Darth Vader it was never more than a tool for their own aggrandisement. Even without involving the DeathStar, there is enough stuff to fill a huge novel in the way of Cloak of Deception. Family troubles and clan-rivalries on Eriadu, political intrigue and military action in the Outer Rim, scheming and manouvering in the Galactic Senate and at the Imperial Court. The decline and fall of the Old Republic and the rise and consolidation of imperial power. And all of it without lightsabers or the force at the centre, but at best at the sides. We really need a novel about Wilhuff Tarkin.