- 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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Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories 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.