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A really good read.,
This review is from: Survivor's Quest: Star Wars (Star Wars (Del Rey)) (Mass Market Paperback)
Timothy Zahn is one of the very best Star Wars authors, a fact that is reflected in all his books, and Survivor's Quest is no exception - although it is undoubtedly inferior to his others, that still puts it well above the standard of most other Star Wars novels. In fact, once I began reading it, I was completely unable to put it down for more than a minute at a time - I ended up spending an entire afternoon reading until it was finished.
The Chiss have interested me ever since his last two books, and in here we learn more about them. As ever, Zahn is in his element with the character of Mara Jade Skywalker, and having a book that concentrates mainly on just two characters (Luke and Mara) is refreshing after so many NJO books full of different characters and plotlines. Although Survivor's Quest is in some ways a detective story, it was in no way easy to guess what the ending would be.
Basically, this is probably the best Star Wars book I've read since Aaran Allston's two NJO novels, and Timothy Zahn is, as ever, brilliant.