Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories
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About the Author
Author and game designer JOHN JACKSON MILLER is the author of Star Wars:
Knight Errant and the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series, as well as
the writer of nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels. His
comics work includes writing for Iron Man, Mass Effect, Bart Simpson, and Indiana
Jones. He lives in Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and far too many comic
books. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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(5,000 to 2,975 BBY) A series of novellas (most originally published as separate e-books) which chart the fortunes of a group of Sith who crashland on a remote planet during the Great Hyperspace War and who, over the ensuing decades, centuries and millennia, shape the world around them into their own dark image. This book overall gives a significant background story to the Lost Tribe who go head to head with Luke Skywalker in the 'Fate of the Jedi' novels. There are three main time periods covered; the first (5,000 to 4,975 BBY) chronicles the Sith arrival on Kesh and their struggles to make a new home and society there, the second (3,960 BBY) tells of an unlikely romance amid a golden age for the Sith and the final time period (3,000 to 2,975 BBY) covers a time of chaos amid the Sith society in which it is reborn with new purpose.
Between 'The Old Republic' computer game and the 'Legacy' comics, I was a little frustrated at first by the introduction (in the 'Fate of the Jedi' series) of yet another long-lost/hidden Sith faction at large in the galaxy. However, the stories told here make these Sith unique and uniquely compelling. I genuinely enjoyed reading about characters who have to contend not only with a hostile new world but also with the violence and betrayal that sits at the heart of Sith culture. It is a curious thing when you find yourself thinking of some of these Sith as the heroes of the piece, despite their dark nature. However, I think my favourite element of the entire book was the revelation of Jelph Marridan's past. John Jackson Miller's background as a comic book writer serves him very well in telling these little vignettes of Sith life (unlike the effect it had on his novel 'Knight Errant').Read more ›
I would also recommend Fate of the Jedi (the lost tribe ties into the Skywalker story) and all Old Republic books (including Bane Trilogy)
I read this book in stages, I was having an Old Republic reading marathon, which encompated the Old Republic series of books. This book being a collection of ebook, is set at various points around those books, spreading out over 2000 years. It was great to read it like this and the auther showed remarkably well how the facts can be distorted over a 2000 year period.
Other than the very beginning this book doesn't effect anything in the Old Republic time, so it could be read as a prequel to the Fate of the Jedi Series. I am just sad enough to read it the way I did. For me personally it added to the book, as it took even longer than normal to read.
Anyway. A trully awesome read. Can't wait to get into more of the authers work, and the Fate series.
I was also looking forward to reading books set so far back in the timeline. The trouble with such short stories is you don't get much depth to the characters. It's all a bit rushed. I found as soon as I started to get a picture in my mind of what was happening, the story ended and I was propelled a thousand years into the future and had to start all over again.
Having said that, all the stories were entertaining in their own right and basically set the groundwork for the events of 5,044 in the future when the events of the Fate of the Jedi series take place. From that point of view, it's worth reading these before embarking on the Fate of the Jedi series.
It was a good addition to the Star Wars mythos and recommended to all fans of Star Wars.
The story is really interesting, focusing on a group of Sith miners who find themselves stranded on the planet of Kesh. The books jump forward in time from 25 to 1,000 years, detailing the changing state of the Sith tribe on the planet.
I particularly enjoyed Purgatory and Sentinel which focus on the controversial relationship between Ori Kitai, a Sith High Lord's daughter, and a human slave named Jelph. Unfortunately I lost interest a bit during the next book, Pantheon, set 1,000 years in the future and by which point the tribe's hierarchy structure has fallen into disarray. I felt it picked up a bit during Secrets and the finale, Pandemonium, only ruined in part by the particularly annoying character of Korsin Bentado.
Anyway, in summary certainly worth reading :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read thank you, didn't realise there were all these books to read until after the new movie.Published 1 month ago by Chris
Great stories. Think Game of Thrones, but with lightsabers.Published 9 months ago by Carl Gustav Jung
As a big star wars fan, I wanted to know more about the expanded universe. I knew there were many books available. So I went a bought this. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Raúl Pancholi
Just couldn't get into it. Very slow story.Published 13 months ago by Laura Appleyard Steven Appleyard
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