- I Knew It!: Ventress' death; most fans had long since guessed that, since she was the only major character on the Separatist side not in some way present in Revenge of the Sith, she wasn't going to live through this book.
- Mythology Gag: Several times throughout the story, most specifically as the location of the cantina where Vos and Obi-Wan meet-up, a specific level of Coruscant is mentioned. Which level? 1313.
- What Could Have Been: The novel's very concepts originated as plans for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series' (initial) cancellation meant the story couldn't be told in its intended form. On the plus side, they decided to tell the story in another medium rather than throw it away entirely, but one must wonder what the animated version would have been like.
Trivia / Dark Disciple