Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

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Publisher Description


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .

When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”
Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now.
On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done.
For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.

Praise for Lords of the Sith
“A compelling tale [that] gives us new insight into the relationship between Darth Vader and his master, Emperor Palpatine.”—New York Daily News
“Endlessly fascinating . . . a tale [that is] not just compelling but completely thrilling.”—Big Shiny Robot
“The best novel so far in this new era of official canon Star Wars stories.”IGN
“Packed with action . . . hard to put down.”—Seattle Geekly

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
April 28
Random House Worlds
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Matt 5327 ,

Great outlook on the Star Wars universe

This is by far one of the best Star Wars books I have read so far. You get a great look on Darth Vader and the Emperor's relationship. You can also see some new aspects of the Emperor that weren't even in any of the movies. The only problem I had (trust me it's a small problem) was that they focused more on Cham Syndulla than you'd think (especially since this book is titled Lords of the Sith). But Cham Syndulla is an interesting character anyway and it's great to see more of him since his appearances in The Clone Wars and Rebels. Overall, if you are a Star Wars fan, DEFINITELY READ THIS AMAZING BOOK.

DRutland ,


Good ideas and concepts, though they do not easily flow. The repititous use of only a handful of adjectives continuously pulls the reader from the story. At several points I began to wonder if the author wrote this while in 8th grade language arts.

Sean and Daddy ,

Whole Lotta Nuthin'

This book drags on and on and eventually ends up nowhere. It takes thirteen chapters just to get Sidious and Vader onto the planet.

In the first two-thirds of the book the "Lords of the Sith" ate nowhere to be found.

Awful plot. Worse character development.

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