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Lords of the Sith

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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

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, c2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780345511454
Branch Call Number: FIC KEMP
Characteristics: 352 pages
Alternative Title: Lords of the Sith


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Nov 18, 2018

The writing wasn't that good, but an entertaining book. About 2 and 1/2 stars for writing, but 4 for entertainment quality.

Aug 13, 2018

This sucks
I would give it 0.0000000000000000001 stars

This is by far one of the worst books I have finished reading. I think the sentence "He immersed himself in the force." Is used about 100 times, on one particular page this same sentence is repeated like 4 sentences apart, 3 times. The writing is terrible, I honestly do not know why I finished reading this book. I guess I kept hoping it would get better. Vader and the Emperor are not as shallow as they are portrayed in this book. It seems like the writer just slapped a book down for Disney and they didn't even preread it. The world building is terrible, character building never happened, plot was non existent. Read it and witness the worst editing and writing in existence.

Sep 01, 2017

Should focus more on Vader and Palpatine. Spotlight is on Isval and Cham.

Feb 12, 2017

Awesome, amazing book. Should be a movie. Read a lot of Star Wars books. This is in the top three, maybe the best one. Whole story is about Vader and the Emperor being hunted down by Rebels. Great book.

Jun 15, 2016

Finally, a good author who has seen The Clone Wars TV show and understands it's importance to Anakin's/Vader's development.

Jan 03, 2016

Quick and exciting read that addresses Vader's complete renunciation of Anakin at the Emperor's command. Very interesting for Star Wars fans.

Nov 22, 2015

One of the better Star Wars books out there. Really enjoyed the detail of Vader and Palpatine and how they use the dark side. Couldn't put it down

Sep 03, 2015

this book really shows you the power and bond that Palpatine and Darth Vader have.

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May 26, 2018

sgrant thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over


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May 26, 2018

He crushed the communicator in his fist, reignited his lightsaber, stepped over the dead Twi’lek, and strode into the corridor beyond


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