Back in the day, I never read much of the original Expanded Universe. I get grief about this from some of my friends (in jest, of course). But my passion for Star Wars was nothing then compared to now. Which is why when a new novel or comic series is announced, I get excited and end up buying them. Knowing they will have some kind of connection to the movies at large? I can’t help but be excited! So with the announcement of Empire’s End, I immediately pre-ordered it so I could round out the series.