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
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Identify your clan,” Isval acknowledged. Ryiin seemed away in disgrace. “You don’t have one,” Isval acknowledged, nodding. She acknowledged what she’d stated repeatedly ahead of. “Not anymore. hearken to me, Ryiin. I used to face the place you’re status. I spent 3 years within the gap earlier than I escaped. ” there has been no desire in Ryiin’s eyes. “Escape? There’s no break out from this. ” “There is that if you will want there to be. ” Ryiin appeared up. “How? ” “Come with me. I’ll take you out of the following. i've got a spot you could remain. commence back. Away from…this. i do know, i do know.
Dry riverbeds veined the terrain. skinny forests dotted the panorama the following and there. within the distance, one of many equatorial mountain levels rose majestically into the sky, backlit via the reds and oranges of the atmosphere sunlight. Isval hardly allowed herself the time to understand good looks, yet she spent a second doing simply that. “Something, eh? ” Faylin requested. “I’m now not even Twi’lek and it takes my breath away occasionally. ” “Everything seems attractive from a long way away,” Isval acknowledged. “Harsh up shut, notwithstanding. ” “Right,” Faylin acknowledged, and tore her eyes clear of the mountains.
Dozens of droids and males and ships, operating within the glow of transportable lighting, buzzed round one of many fallen dishes, operating to get it repaired. Belkor wasn’t considering in actual fact, he discovered. He had no longer been ready for Mors to have made it clear of her send, less into the fingers of an officer like Steen Borkas. Mors may perhaps have already got deduced Belkor’s involvement within the day’s occasions. She hadn’t tried to touch Belkor after the crash, in any case. She may have shared her suspicions with Borkas, can be on her as far back as the communique middle at that second.
Recognize. ” The V-wing buzzed over and previous the go back and forth and shipping, the telltale hum of its engines audible even throughout the shuttle’s bulkhead. Mors allow herself exhale. “Say back, delivery? ” the V-wing pilot acknowledged. Mors determined to dive in altogether. “Son, this can be Moff Delian Mors and that i requested in case you have been aiding within the look for Lord Vader and the Emperor, either one of whom are at the flooring someplace close to right here. and they're at the floor simply because their superstar Destroyer after which their go back and forth have been destroyed as an immediate results of motion by way of Imperial traitors, in particular Colonel Belkor Dray.
Fauna,” Mors stated, checking the test. “Big one. A lylek most likely. They’re all around the forests, I’ve heard. ” The copilot sighed with impatience. “More than one thousand ships and pods went down from the Perilous. We haven’t visible any. And we haven’t obvious the other seek ships, both. You’d imagine we wouldn’t have the capacity to fly ten kilometers with out bumping into one or the opposite, whether simply by coincidence. ” “You’d imagine wrong,” Mors acknowledged. “It’s a tremendous planet and the blast wave from the explosion could have dispersed the pods broadly.