As I said in the "EU book you're reading now" thread, this book was beautiful. It is easily the best of the new canon books and probably one of the best new SW books I've read in a number of years.
At its core, this book is about Quinlan Vos and Asajj Ventress. Ventress was, of course, in many episodes of TCW, and Golden adapts her well to the written page. Quinlan Vos is the Vos of the Dark Horse comics - the cocky undercover agent, walking the edge of the dark side.
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What the book does excellently is adapting the Dark Horse storylines of Vos and Ventress to fit TCW. Ventress's path to redemption is very similar, with Vos taking Obi-Wan's role in caring for her at times (though Obi-Wan does as well). Vos deals with the temptations of the dark side, even becoming a captive/apprentice/pawn of Dooku, with Ventress taking the roles of Aayla Securea and Khaleen (yes, Vos and Ventress fall in love). The book also takes advantage of TCW, featuring appearances by the bounty hunters of "Bounty", the Pyke Syndicate, Pantora, and Dathomir, while still offering respectful nods to Legends (Master Tholme is canon), bringing it all together to offer a satisfying, though heartbreaking, end to Ventress's story.
I'm not sure how much should be credited to Golden, and how much to Katie Lucas, Matt Michnovetz, and Dave Filoni, who wrote the 8 scripts upon which the book was based, but the work that the four of them have done is incredible.
If you like Quinlan Vos, read this book. If you like Asajj Ventress, read this book. If you like The Clone Wars, read this book.
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