This is my favorite book in the New Jedi Order series. Stover is such a great writer; his prose flows really well. This book is all about Jacen and what happens when he's captured by the Yuuzhan Vong. It is really interesting to read about the Embrace of Pain, and learn a little more Yuuzhan Vong backstory. The exchanges between Vergere and Jacen are captivating and compulsively readable, especially when they talk about the nature of the force. Just a great read.