You are right.
and, in "Revan" the main character is Scourge. Surik, that i loved, is a poor figure.
Why did Revan attack alone the Emperor?
But Surik almost killed the Emperor with her lightsaber thrown.
The novel could be better
I am really still skeptical that the Emperor would have died from a mere lightsaber...but then thats just my thoughts, since hes suppose to be all powerful compared to pretty much everyone of the time.