remains a double agent in the employ of the Empire as his companions
attempt to form a galaxy-wide resistance movement.
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.
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."