(I typed this up on the phone app and it said it posted but it disappeared. I am so sad!)
I really liked this book! I am sad to be done with the Thrawn trilogy, though I know that there are more Zahn books and a lot more Luke and Mara to come, but I really liked this storyline. I was less bored with Thrawn sections than I usually am with Imperial sections of books. I was never sad when the focus of the chapter was Leia or Han or Lando instead of Luke and Mara because their stories were so good too. I loved Winter as a new to me character.
But as a fan of Luke, I loved him and Mara together. I think I said in an earlier book that I wasn’t sure I would have liked Mara because she was trying to kill Luke, but I think if I read this one as a teenager, I would have LOVED her with Luke. They’re adorable. My cheesy romance loving heart would have eaten it all up. Ha – my cheesy romance loving adult heart did eat it up. I am excited to continue their journey.
I definitely realize that I like the post-ROTJ books more than I have liked the prequel books, I am going to skip a bunch of those books and be a little more choosy so I can move forward faster.