I read a book (I still hate to make that statement as if it should be considered a noteworthy accomplishment )... Knight Errant, by John Jackson Miller, a SW novel based on a DH comic series in the era before the "common" Republic time. It's about a Jedi in Sith space (apparently the only Jedi there), and actually held up well, with the potential for a continuing story. This reminded me of the Courscant Nights trilogy that I enjoyed; just enough connections to the SW universe to make it understandable, but also new characters and scenarios that make it fresh.