As soon as I finished Thrawn I drove to my nearest bookstore and cruised the Star Wars collection they had. I knew I needed a break from the Empire and I definitely wanted a more standard adventure tale. Thrawn was certainly marketed to the older fan base and I was interested in what could hook a new or blossoming fan of the galaxy far, far away. The High Republic novels caught my eye and have been recommended to me by some trustworthy friends, but something about Force Collector by Kevin Shinick pulled me in. I brought it home, told my fellow Star Wars friends I purchased it, and then did not read it for two and a half weeks.