This is the first book in what I’m told is one of the better Star Wars series. It takes place after the classic SW movies (Episodes 4-6). The Empire is shattered but still survives, and a new leader is rising to power there. In the meanwhile, the Rebellion, now known as the New Republic, is suffering growing pains of its own. The cast of characters includes those we came to know in the movies, which makes it all feel very solidly Star Warian. 🙂
I’m not really a Star Wars fan, so I’m going to call it a decent sci-fantasy read. Real fans of the genre (Can I get away with calling Star Wars its own genre?) would probably like it a lot.