Outcast (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 1) - Aaron Allston I had given up on the New Jedi Order books for now; it was getting too tedious and I felt like I needed another series when it comes to getting my Star Wars fix.

So I skipped ahead and picked up the first book of Fate of the Jedi, not without a bit of optimism, since I had heard good things. And I figured it's as good a time as any to start, now that the last book has come out, completing the series.

Anyway, Outcast wasn't bad. I've certainly read better SW novels (recently, like Darth Plagueis) but at the same time I've also read worse.

I have a feeling that this book sets up the direction of the overarching story for the rest of FotJ, so as an introduction-type book I can't really complain (thought it was quite obvious that the Kessell side story was thrown in just so Han and Leia have something to do in this book). I'm interested in seeing where the series goes.