This is a book that should have been condensed down to fifty pages and attached to the Stealth novel. It never really engages you other than to prompt you to start skipping first paragraphs and by half way though I found myself skipping pages, so dull and uninspired the lets deals with our emotions premise. The editor has truly let Karen Miller down by allowing this book to read more like an investigative report into an accident where people are trying to apportion blame. The sad thing is it looks like Miller has taken her writing in the same format as Karen Traviss, in fact Traviss is acknowledged at the very start. For those of you not familiar with Traviss' writing you have pages of dialogue leading up to the only major incident in the book only to have it finish in one or two pages. Unfortunately, the book is allowed to meander with little to no sub plot other than how Obi Wan feels working in a mine or Anakin feels when touching machines. Asoka is barely mentioned which is a shame as the character could have added so much more to this mundane book which I suspect is only in existence to draw more money from Star Wars fans. Sorry Karen, I have read this book twice, the second time without skipping pages as I wanted to be proved wrong with my first assessment, and still found it a chore instead of a pleasure to read.
If you want to read this book I would recommend using the local library and save your money.