I was a bit disappointed with this. In his previous book, the strength was the concentration on Han and his new companion, and the development of their relationship; however, it seems that that in the latest book, they have been dropped in favour of the still-uninteresting Jedi.
Admitteldy, the author still knows how to write about the Yhuuzan Vong attacks: he portrays them in a far more affecting way than has been before. The cynical corporation which uses refugees is also a sign of some bite in the storyline.
Unfortunately, there are too many coincidences, too many dull sections, and too little of Han and Droma add up to mean that the first of the duology is still the best