Read the Star Wars The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy by Robert P. Kube-Mcdowell.
Was quite satisfying to read.
He managed to set the bad guys up to be pretty brutal and xenophobic.
And also clever enough to once again form huge dissention within the New Republic.
The enemy this time had unknown assets and technological capabilities so the reader can't be sure the good guys will win by default when they get into battle.
Sadly the final battle was disappointing as there was no way that the good guys could have won without taking enourmous losses. They were saved by some Imperials. I was not pleased.
Although the fact that the leader of the bad guys is sent into Hyperspace in a ship without a hyperdrive was a nice idea.
There was also a side story going on about finding some mysterious people that had strange powers with the Force and another side story about finding and controlling a mysterious alien ship.
Two mysterious stories was a good thing since my short attention span wasn't bored with continuously following a single story.
Neither of them were the machina that saved the Republic and each had it's own ending.
I suppose I liked this more than The Thrawn Trilogy.