I think the Madalorian training would have made sense if Denning had made the epic end fight with Jacen last more than five seconds. The whole fight where Jacen thought Jaina was Luke had a lot of potential, and I thought Denning would build on it for the final battle, but honestly, after reading it, I got the distinct impression that he ran out of time to finish the book. The second half felt very rushed, and there were several possibilities that weren't developed, like the shatterpoints.
My least favorite books, without question, are the Lando trilogy, mainly because they felt like someone had written a generic sci-fi book and changed the main character's name to Lando. It seemed completely disconnected from the rest of the Star Wars universe. I mean, the Empire wasn't even mentioned, and it was always about him stumbling onto some weird life form that defied logic. But anyway.
"You keep talking about a maker. Who made you?"
"Actually, I don't quite recall. But I was made, so the existence of my maker is beyond question. And since I consider my existence to be a good thing, he was without a doubt benevolent and forward thinking."
~Allana Solo and C-3PO
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