Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lords of the Sith

22012290When 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. 

My Thoughts:

-    This one was interesting, but a little slow, and I don't think it added anything to the overall Star Wars story/timeline.

-    I liked seeing the conflict in Darth Vader. Even from the beginning, he was torn between the light and dark. 

-    Most of the book is one giant battle, and I wish the story had been broken up more with different events.

-    I liked being introduced to Cham Syndulla, I've heard his daughter is a pretty significant character later on. 

-    Isval was an interesting character. I wish we had gotten more of her back story. I really liked when she saved the slave girl. 

-    Overall, this wasn't an essential read, and I'd probably advise people to skip it. It wasn't the best Star Wars book, but it wasn't the worst either. 


  1. Well, at least you didn’t hate it?

  2. His daughter is Rey!!! Okay, probably not, but I just had to say it, lol.