Along with Balance Point this book has to be one of the best in the New Jedi Order series so far. Conquest centers around Anakin Solo and his resuce mission of a friend. It was nice not having to wade through tons of Vong technology descriptions, which can often be mind numbing. What this book does is give you a greater understanding of the Vong, at times I found myself actually liking them (to a point!!!). The most enjoyable parts for me was the relationship between Anakin and a Vong outcast, neither one can accept the others "religion" but has to come to accept it so as they can help each other and accomplish their mission. I highly recommend this book, although don't read it on it's own, read it as it was meant to be, part of an on going saga. I can't wait for the rest.