This was a GREAT book. The story starts with a bang and keeps you going all the way to the end. I thought it got a bit overly detailed, which slowed it down for me a bit, towards the last couple of chapters when they were talking about the ships and guns they carried. It seems like the author was just wasting time with detailed description. He could have cut that part completely out and it wouldn’t have taken anything away from the story at all. But this is my only real complaint, and it didn’t last too long, so it doesn’t have much of an effect.
We are able to learn about Mac Windu’s past in this book; where he came from and how he got chosen to be a Jedi by Yoda. We also see some foreshadowing of things to come with the Rise of the Empire, the fall of the Jedi, and some grayed out details of Anakin Skywalker.
I believe this book is a good addition to the Clone Wars storyline, but it would also be a good stand alone tale if the reader wasn’t interested in reading any of the other novels around this one.
I’ve already started the next book in line, Republic Commando: Triple Zero. I’m planning to tear through these Clone Wars novels and make my way to the next period in the complete EU. Be watching for my next updates.