I don't usually go in for media tie-in books. But various folks have been telling me to read this series for a long, long time. Now that I have, when I encounter rabid fans of this series, I can say, yes, yes, I've read it and I thought it was pretty good. Do I feel compelled to read any more Star Wars novels? No. It had a lot of action and had some clever things going on in it. Thrawn is a good and interesting villain. However, the writing was merely serviceable, and I really don't see why it took three books to tell this particular story. Overall, it was an entertaining "junk food" read and not much more.