I'm not a huge fan of Daala, but I thought she was a good villain, both in her first appearances and in Fate of the Jedi. I haven't finished the FOTJ books that are out, so I don't know what happens with her past the middle part of Conviction, but so far the writer did a good job with making her a threat, and making the reader hate her the way you are supposed to hate a villain. I loved it when
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The Jedi removed her from power. It was cool. I really hope she doesn't regain power. I didn't read the first book or two of FOTJ, so I'm still confused as to how a former imperial admiral, who did a lot of terrible things, was able to become the chief of State of the GA. Didn't she attack Mon Calamari with Star Destroyers? At least most people weren't aware Palpatine was evil when he came to power.