Longer series of books tend to be known to make things more epic. A single novel can be rather grand. A trilogy, such as Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn Trilogy or J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, can be epic by comparison. Michael Stackpole’s Rogue Squadron quartet tells a fantastic tale. A sextology such as the War of the Spider Queen edited by Star Wars veteran R.A. Salvatore goes on to tell a story of mythic proportions. And the fabled 19 volume tome that is the New Jedi Order defines legends, having achieved a status and a fanbase comparable to that of the films that spawned its saga. So you’d think a nine novel series, though a skyscraper next to the Olympus that is NJOE, would be the next best thing, wouldn’t you?