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Review: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories

- Minor Spoiler Review -

Within the pages of this publication, the reader will embark on a journey into the past: Some 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin. A Sith warship called Omen crash lands on a strange planet. Unfortunately for the planet, there are survivors, and after the crash the Sith mission becomes one of survival, no matter the cost.

And so begins the Lost Tribe of the Sith series, a collection of ebooks that tie into the Fate of the Jedi book series, which is set far later in the Expanded Universe timeline. The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories binds these ebooks together under one cover, along with the never-before-published finale Pandemonium.

Written by John Jackson Miller, The Collected Stories chronicles the aftermath of the crash landing and the impact it brings upon the inhabitants of the planet. At various points in the publication, the story advances in time; sometimes even centuries may pass between books, so a book you just finished immediately becomes a historical account for the following ones. At first this was a bit disorienting, but eventually I really liked this aspect of the overall book. Even though The Collected Stories cover a large time period, the books tie into each other well and provide a nice flow.

John Jackson Miller has created a compelling collection of stories that I feel accurately portray the ruthlessness of the Sith and their desire for conquest. These stories are truly character-driven, especially for the overall main character Yaru Korsin. As the book progresses through the centuries, the reader learns more about Yaru even though he has long since passed. Indeed, an eventual discovery of a stunning secret left behind by Yaru Korsin many centuries before completely shakes the Lost Tribe to its core, and forges a new path for them, that leads them and the reader into Pandemonium!

Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories is truly a must read for any fan of the Expanded Universe. By itself, it’s a great read for anyone interested in the days of the Old Republic and those interested in reading more about the Sith. But it’s also a collection of prequels to the above-mentioned Fate of the Jedi series, so fans of that series obviously have an incentive to read about the Lost Tribe as told through The Collected Stories. Click on the Random House link below and order your copy today!

DISCLOSURE: I received a copy of this book from the publisher at no charge in order to provide a review. However, this did not affect the overall review content. All opinions are my own.

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A Look Inside The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories
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Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Synopsis

Cover Synopsis:

At last in one volume, the eight original installments of the epic Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series . . . along with the explosive, never-before-published finale, Pandemonium—more than one hundred pages of new material!

Five thousand years ago. After a Jedi ambush, the Sith mining ship Omen lies wrecked on a remote, unknown planet. Its commander, Yaru Korsin, battles the bloodshed of a mutinous faction led by his own brother. Marooned and facing death, the Sith crew have no choice but to venture into their desolate surroundings. They face any number of brutal challenges—vicious predators, lethal plagues, tribal people who worship vengeful gods—and like true Sith warriors, counter them with the dark side of the Force.

The struggles are just beginning for the proud, uncompromising Sith, driven as they are to rule at all costs. They will vanquish the primitive natives, and they will find their way back to their true destiny as rulers of the galaxy. But as their legacy grows over thousands of years, the Sith ultimately find themselves tested by the most dangerous threat of all: the enemy within.

A Look Inside The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories

Random House has uploaded their Insight Book Preview for the upcoming Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories! Link (Click on listing image after the preview loads)

While the preview content itself may not be new, the front matter information does reveal that there will be an excerpt from the upcoming X-Wing: Mercy Kill, which is due out August 07, 2012.

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Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Cover Art
Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Synopsis

Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Cover Art

Look for this paperback edition that features an all new novella also written by John Jackson Miller on July 31, 2012. Link

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A Look Inside The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories
Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Synopsis

Lost Tribe Of The Sith: SECRETS

Here’s the blurb for the 8th and final episode in the series…

In Sith teachings, nothing is more important than the individual: the glorious center of the universe, around which all other lives pale in importance. But the planetary home of the Lost Tribe of the Sith is not the center of the universe, but a backwater — and the tribe’s legendary founders were little more than slaves themselves!

When the Lost Tribe suddenly rediscovers its forgotten origins, frustration and anger threaten to finish the society once and for all. But the past holds more secrets still — knowledge that, in the right hands, could place the evil rulers of Kesh on a path toward a greater destiny in the stars…

The free eBook will be available in all eFormats on March 5, 2012 and will feature an excerpt from the upcoming Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse.

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Lost Tribe Of The Sith 7: PANTHEON
Lost Tribe Of The Sith 6: SENTINEL
Lost Tribe Of The Sith 5: Purgatory

Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Synopsis

Random House has posted a synopsis for the upcoming Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories, along with some exciting news! Link

At last in one volume the eight original installments of the epic Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series . . . along with the explosive, never-before-published finale, Pandemonium—more than one hundred pages of new material!

Five thousand years ago. After a Jedi ambush, the Sith mining ship Omen lies wrecked on a remote, unknown planet. Its commander, Yaru Korsin, battles the bloodshed of a mutinous faction led by his own brother. Marooned and facing death, the Sith crew have no choice but to venture into their desolate surroundings. They face any number of brutal challenges—vicious predators, lethal plagues, tribal people who worship vengeful gods—and like true Sith warriors, counter them with the dark side of the Force.

The struggles are just beginning for the proud, uncompromising Sith, driven as they are to rule at all costs. They will vanquish the primitive natives, and they will find their way back to their true destiny as rulers of the galaxy. But as their legacy grows over thousands of years, the Sith ultimately find themselves tested by the most dangerous threat of all: the enemy within.

Look for Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories on July 31, 2012.

SEE ALSO:
A Look Inside The Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories
Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories Cover Art

Lost Tribe Of The Sith 7: PANTHEON

UPDATE (7.18.11)

  • Download PANTHEON now! [Link]

ORIGINAL ARTICLE (3.17.11)

The art for Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon has been posted on Star Wars Books Facebook page.

When the Sith ship Omen crash-landed on Kesh two thousand years ago, the crew encountered native barbarism and superstition. Now a violent millennium has reduced the Lost Tribe of the Sith to a similar state. While Sith teachings are remembered, honored, and violently practiced, knowledge of the Lost Tribe’s true origins has all but vanished.

With a dark age imperiling the Sith, the future rests in the hands of the unlikeliest of people: Caretaker Hilts, the official keeper of lore. Mild-mannered by Sith standards, the aged Hilts hopes to use the wisdom of the ancients to reunite his people. But the truth he uncovers becomes anything but the Tribe’s salvation. Rather, he may have set loose forces leading to its destruction — and his own.

SOURCE: Star Wars Books on Facebook, StarWars.com

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