Finished! Excellent book! I thought the book read very well, was very captivating, and very attention holding. However, being as busy as I've been, it's a shame I wasn't able to read through it as fast as I would have liked. But I did manage to read the last 200+ pages in record time.
For some thoughts:
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Looks like I got the droid revolution of sorts that I'd been hoping for! I thought it was a very good "threat to the galaxy" that they always allude to. The droids were creepy and they were intimidating, but the only thing I wish would have been better explained was how one little colony came up with such a thing. But that's a minor point, and I'll let it lie.
I was impressed with the portrayal of all the different sides in the story. Jedi, Sith, Military, Politician, Mandalorian, Smuggler, Droid, etc. They were very well balanced, and I don't think any one got page time over the others, which was a nice change of pace.
Shigar was fleshed out well, in my opinion, and I felt that he was leaning toward a darker tendency. Perhaps the leader of the Jedi faction that starts the war? I'm not sure. But that was a nicely done implication.
Jet Nebula/Jeke Kerron was pretty awesome. He reminded me of Han Solo, obviously, but darker. I'm not sure what was there that kept calling to me, but...there was something about him that seemed ominous and important. I hope we see him again.
I could go on, but I'll stop there for now.
Overall, great book!
"It's not about the legacy you leave, it's about the life you live." ~Mara Jade Skywalker