An excellent prequel to Episode One (Phantom Menace). Luceno writes well, and the characters ring true. The background on events leading to the Phantom Menace and Chancellor Valorum's fall from power make for entertaining and interesting reading for any fan of the Star Wars universe.
Interesting tale of intrigue within the Old Republic.
A tale that leads into Episode I. It explains a lot of the why Naboo was invaded. Filled with action and intrigue.
An immediate prequel to Episode 1. I never was a big fan of Qui Gon, so that aspect of things didn't appeal to me. This was more a book of the politics of the day and as such, wasn't very exciting. More about Palps manipulating things. That was interesting :-) One thing I did like was the inclusion of Vergere. I wish we had the actual story of her turning though. Sadly, this was much like of most of Luceno's Star Wars books. Not badly written, but not exciting by any stretch of the imagination. I wouldn't recommend this to a casual Star Wars fan...
Plot left something to be desired