Hmmmm… what did I think about this book? Overall, I liked it, but I didn’t love it. I generally go into Zahn books expecting to love them, but I found it easy to put this one down too often. I think part of the problem (or maybe all of the problem) was that all of the main characters were Imperials, so I didn’t have good guys to cheer for. It was weird.
I did like getting to know “new canon” Thrawn and I really liked Eli Vanto. I liked getting to know Governor Pryce better and learning her backstory. Plotwise, I wasn’t blown away. The plot is a little meandering and (probably because of my disjointed reading), I actually was a little confused by the reveal at the end. I think I didn’t remember something I was supposed to.
I would love to read more about Eli and what happens to him after this book.