Star Wars novels that are set between the movies come in two types, you have the type where it expands the mythos revealing more information about the characters and events or perhaps fills in the time line between the movies. These are great novels as they add to the overall universe of Star Wars.
Then there is the type which is merely a side story which leaves the characters as they are since they are needed in later films but really adds nothing as a whole merely gives them a nice adventure but then at the end of it nothing has changed as a whole, this a disappointment
It is sad to say this novel falls into the later, here we have an adventure where no important characters die and little character development occurs. In the end it matters not if this story happens or not as nothing that occurs in it affects the wider universe. The only saving grace for this novel is we get to see the emperor flex some of his powers that alone saves this novel
While it was a rather short and inconsequential story it does little to satisfy my Star Wars craving, i guess i will just have to wait till Star wars Aftermath is released this septeber