I've generally given up on Star Wars since the prequels (they weren't my cup of tea), but really enjoyed the Republic Commando video game ("get some bacta, trooper!") so I picked this book up on a lark.
Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be quite good.
IMO, the complete lack of "canon" characters (i.e., the overused Skywalkers, Solos, Kenobis, Yodas, et. al.) is one of this books...more