Star Wars: Crucible
There have been some great Star Wars novels over the years, but Crucible is definitely not one of them. To quote a book critic from the Examiner: “It just wasn’t good. I’m sorry. Troy Denning seems like a very nice guy, but this book was simply not good. And for that, you just shouldn’t buy it. Or read it. Or even acknowledge its existence.” That says it all, really. Probably doesn’t matter much though, since the new films are likely to destroy any previously established novel continuity.