Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Reflection Review

John Jackson Miller's Star Wars ebooks
(c.) 2012 by Del Ray
Titles:  
#1 - Precipice [e-book: 2009]
#2 - Skyborn [e-book: 2009]
#3 - Paragon [e-book: 2010]
#4 - Savior [e-book: 2010]
#5 - Purgatory [e-book: 2010]
#6 - Sentinel [e-book: 2011]
#7 - Pandemonium [included in print collected edition: 2012]

Author: John Jackson Miller

Publisher: Del Rey

Thoughts and Reflections:  Let's face it, this Star Wars fangirl loves Jedi and knows the Sith are almost always rightfully the bad guys.  So it was hard for me to get into this ebook series.  While I did become more empathetic to some Sith, they still show the traits (backstabbing, manipulation, etc.) that for me, cannot make them heroes  The ones I ended up enjoying the most were Purgatory and Sentinel.

That being said, I appreciate the attempt to "diversify" Star Wars literature with more points of views from other groups, such as Sith, Mandalorians, and nonForce users. My favorite of those are the X-Wing series published in the 1990s.  --I know not everyone is interested in Jedi all the time!  :)  

I'm interested in seeing how this ties in with the Fate of the Jedi series, but don't recommend this series for people who want to start reading Star Wars EU novels -despite the "free" price.  I suggest checking out your local library, which is sure to have at least a couple of full length Star Wars novels to try.  However, if you are familiar with the Star Wars expanded universe novels and want to try something new, why not give these ebook novellas a shot?  After all, they're free!

Edit: Since the publication of these ebooks in paperback format in 2012, they are no longer available to download, but if you're curious, check your local library or purchase a copy of Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories!


Summary from the Collected Stories Paperback Edition:
"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."

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[Edited for formatting, updated labels]
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Reflection Review Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Reflection Review Reviewed by The Artist Librarian on 9/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Rating: 5

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