You have been warned.
(Also, for those of you who will read the book, and don't want spoilers, I advise you not to open to the last page in the book. Unlike most Legacy books, there's no 'sneak peek!' of the next one. The last page of the book is the last page of the novel. And the last line is the revealing of Jacen's Sith name. So if you want to get it good, DO NOT OPEN THE BACK COVER.
So, Jacen Solo is a lucky man. Because if he wasn't a fictional character, I'd friggin' kill him. Not only was Mara's death cheap, but the fact that she died at all just really, really, really makes me mad.
I've come to the point where I'm actually glad it was Anakin Solo who died in Star by Star (the most traumatizing SW novel moment I've ever had, as my first SW books and my first entry into the SW EU were the Junior Jedi books when I was in second grade, of which Anakin Solo was the hero). The original plan according to Del Rey was to have Jacen die, and Anakin become the hero of the series, but the Lucas literary department decided that having an Anakin as the hero would confuse readers (a fact that made me mad back then, but happy now). I'm now glad Anakin died, for if he hadn't, it'd be Anakin I'd hate right now, and I will never hate him. He'll always hold a special place in my heart ().
But seriously. CURSE YOU JACEN SOLO. I HOPE YOU BURN BY THE END OF THIS ARC. BURN!
But seriously seriously. I hope Ben is the one who gets to take Jacen down in the end. Either that, or Fett.
So. Very. Frustrated.
Too. Much. Emotional. Involvement. In. A. Fictional. World.