Star Wars: The Old Republic - Annihilation Interview

With Drew Karpyshyn's second novel for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Annihilation, due out later this year, the game's official website is sporting a Q&A with the well-known writer about the book's premise, the main characters, how it feeds into and off of the MMO, and more. A little something to get you started:
The main protagonist of your novel is Theron Shan, who was featured in the comic book series, Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. Can you give us a bit of background on him and his relation to the rest of the Star Wars: The Old Republic universe?

Theron is Satele Shan's son, though she gave him up at birth to be raised by her Mentor, Ngani Zho. He's also a descendant of Revan and Bastila Shan from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game. However, Theron isn't attuned to the Force and he isn't a Jedi - he's actually one of the top field agents for Republic Strategic Information Services. This gives him a slightly different perspective on the galaxy and life in general.

Since the book takes place after Star Wars: The Old Republic, does this mean that it will provide a definitive ending to the game?

The great thing about The Old Republic universe is that there are so many great stories happening at the same time. The events of the novel comprise a stand-alone story, just as the class stories in the game. Like the class stories, Annihilation is an epic tale that has a major influence on the galactic struggle between the Empire and the Republic, but it focuses on Theron and the events surrounding his mission with the SIS and I've worked hard to make sure the book doesn't over write or negate any of the choices players make with their own class stories.