By Paul S. Kemp
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER
A very long time in the past in a galaxy a long way, distant. . . .
whilst the Emperor and his infamous apprentice, Darth Vader, locate themselves stranded in the course of rebel motion on an inhospitable planet, they need to depend upon one another, the strength, and their very own ruthlessness to prevail.
“It appears to be like issues are as you suspected, Lord Vader. we're certainly hunted.”
Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is simply a reminiscence. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s selected apprentice has quickly confirmed his loyalty to the darkish aspect. nonetheless, the background of the Sith Order is certainly one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest degree of Vader’s allegiance has but to be taken. until eventually now.
On Ryloth, a planet the most important to the starting to be Empire as a resource of slave hard work and the narcotic referred to as “spice,” an competitive resistance move has arisen, led by way of Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. yet Emperor Palpatine potential to manage the embattled international and its priceless resources—by political strength or firepower—and he'll be neither intimidated nor denied. observed through his cruel disciple, Darth Vader, he units out on an extraordinary own undertaking to make sure his will is done.
For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the chance to strike on the very middle of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth turns into greater than only a subject of placing down an rebel: whilst an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s floor, the place inhospitable terrain and a military of resistance opponents look ahead to them, they'll locate their courting demonstrated as by no means prior to. With in basic terms their lightsabers, the darkish aspect of the strength, and every different to rely on, the 2 Sith needs to come to a decision if the brutal bond they proportion will lead them to positive allies or deadly adversaries.
Praise for Lords of the Sith
“A compelling story [that] provides us new perception into the connection among Darth Vader and his grasp, Emperor Palpatine.”—New York Daily News
“Endlessly interesting . . . a story [that is] not only compelling yet thoroughly thrilling.”—Big glossy Robot
“The top novel up to now during this new period of respectable canon Star Wars stories.”—IGN
“Packed with motion . . . not easy to place down.”—Seattle Geekly
From the Hardcover edition.