I just finished Courtship of Princess Leia and Tatooine Ghost this week. I have to say that I really liked both books. I loved how Dave Wolverton toys with his readers by have Leia threaten to dump Han and marry some other guy. Of course, we all know that's not the case, but for a first time reader of the series, there is a great sense of relief at the end. Tatooine Ghost was a very impressive book. It was written after the NJO series was in full bloom, but also published after Episode II came out. I loved how Troy Denning brought the OT and the PT together in this book. Leia gets to know Shmi, and it just solidifies the fact that Anakin is a tragic hero and not a villian. The only thing I have to complain about Tatooine Ghost is that the story is lacking, a lot. Spending 400 pages about chasing a painting is a bit redundant, but the exploration of Leia getting to know her grandmother at all makes the book well worth the read. The book also explains a lot of what happened on Tatooine after Anakin left, like how Shmi met Cliegg and got her freedom, what happened to Podracing between the trilogies, and even what happened to the podracers that survived the Boonta Classic. One more thing I liked about the book was the fact that Leia finds out all of these things, and not Luke. Leia has been the one going through the struggle of accepting her father for who he was, and this book continues that struggle. Though she doesn;t accept the fact that Vader was her father, she begins to realize tat Anakin wasn't as bad as she thought he was. That's about it for my quick reviews when I'm half asleep. Tomorrow I start the trilogy that rekindled the EU, the Thrawn Trilogy.