Having read "Wild Space", Karen Miller's first attempt at Star Wars, I wasn't expecting much from this book. However, a few pages in and I felt pleasantly surprised. She seemed to have done her research and her portrayal of the characters was much better. Certainly Obi-Wan and Anakin were very much like they are in the Clone Wars TV series. It was also good to read about another minor character from the TV series. It makes it a lot easier to visualise. I also felt it was a lot more engaging than the first book and didn't cause me to fall asleep every page.
However, like with her first book, she has a tendency to labour the point a bit too much. In "Wild Space" it was page after page of the same childish bickering between Obi-Wan and Bail Organa with nothing much else happening. This book was page after page of light-hearted banter between Obi-Wan and Anakin and later on page after page of arguments between the two. I felt like I was reading the same page over and over again. For heaven's sake Karen, we get the point!
It seemed to me like blatant page filler for what is otherwise a book with a very thin plot. There wasn't much substance to it and once they find out whatever it is they were sent to find out I was suddenly reading a different book. Seriously, all of a sudden they were sitting around having cups of tea with the person they were supposed to be rescuing and then having both philosophical debates and full blown arguments about something or other. Then I fell asleep.
It's certainly by no means the best book but I'm going to sit on the fence and give it 3 stars rather than 2 because I was expecting a lot worse.