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[This story occurs during the Rise of the Empire era]
Events that occur 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[ Secret Weapon ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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Secret Weapon
Jude Watson
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2007)
e-Book (2012)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

The Empire is assembling a secret new weapon, overseen by Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin. Joining them is none other than former Jedi apprentice and Rebel leader Ferus Olin. But is Olin really on their side, or is he a double-agent trying to uncover the Empire's plans?

This story occurs between approximately six to seven months after the events of Revenge of the Sith (18 and a half years before the Battle of Yavin).

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Review by Bones, UK, 2012:

"Ferus remains a double agent in the employ of the Empire as his companions attempt to form a galaxy-wide resistance movement.
"Palpatine's sinister machinations are central to this chapter of the Last of the Jedi series. He continually moves from the shadows to keep Ferus where he wants him whilst several covert schemes move forwards. Ferus himself inevitably ends up more and more ensnared in Palpatine's web, all the while trying to maintain his role as a double agent.
"Watson advances several plot points in Secret Weapon, but the series is now suffering from the fact that she has chosen to present it as a multi-part saga. Each book is difficult to assess on its own merit purely because it is designed to exist as part of a whole. As a stand-alone book, this one suffers from a lot of flitting back and forth between different plot lines, whereas when considered as part of the series, several significant events happen that will impact on things to come.
"One thing I did dislike is the repetition that occurs. There comes a point where constantly regurgitating old characters from previous series gets tedious. When another potential Jedi is located, you could have put money on the fact that it would be one from either the Jedi Apprentice or Jedi Quest series (as with the presence of Garen Muln earlier) and another character (who turns up close to the end) whose name actually made me groan aloud when I read it at the unnecessary re-use.
"Events are moving, but things need to start coming to a head soon before the series begins to either stagnate or become too convoluted to resolve within the short space left."

Rating: 3 / 5

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