Picked this up this past weekend. I've kind of been hanging on to this last young adult Star Wars series hoping that it pulls some of the plot strings together from Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Quest, Last of the Jedi, etc. Although it is an entertaining read, I feel it pulls a little too much from the Prequels. As much as it is practically a standard nowadays in Star Wars literature to include canon from the new movies which have shed a great deal of light on history in that galaxy far far away, some of these stories seem to force it. It almost seems formulaic that each of these novels will visit a planet or major plot point from episodes I-III. While results are often interesting, the intention is clear: Tying Original Trilogy characters with their Prequel Counterparts. Heck: SPOILER: Practically this entire novel takes place on Kamino. And while this could push the story in an intriguing and new direction pertaining to clones, it decides to give us a story more on par with a modern day monster movie. There is the inlclusion of a character from past series that makes the read rewarding, but the plot has less to do with his past than it does with in your face thrills and chills. If you've read the series up to this point, don't give up, but don't expect any huge new developments.