I remember how we, as a forum, HATED NJO when it came out. We said it was too dark and had too much death, and the characters were all ineffectual. Now we hold NJO up as the standard for multibook series. I just find that weird We are essentially making the same comments about LOTF and FOTJ. Anyways, I prefer FOTJ more than LOTF. Partially because prior to LOTF Jacen was my favorite character, but also because FOTJ just seems to be more well written. I enjoy moments from both series, and I don't really think you're going to get much out of listening to the hatedom these series have on this board. Now, if you're looking for fleet action, LOTF is definitely the winner of the two. LOTF deals with a galactic civil war, whilst FOTJ deals with, essentially, sith and other powerful force users. Both have cool moments. I wouldn't discount either of them. If you have a library, you should check them both out. PS: NJO totally rocks.