I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date March 3, 2015) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.).
I requested this book as I have read several in the Star Wars series with this being the first I have read by Kevin Hearne. I will give you my opinions on this book without giving away the substance of the book. I hate it when reviewers do that and if I read the review first I tend not to read it.
The first fifth of the book is like slogging through mud. The author (his first attempt in the Star Wars genre) presented the story primarily with Luke Skywalker as the narrator and takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It took a long time for him to find his stride and then it was not up to the standards of several other Star Wars books that I have read.
I can only recommend this book to hard core Star War fans who want to read every book in the series. It is not one for those who are just casual Star Wars fans due to the incredibly boring opening.