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Lords of the Sith NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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 inhospit

  • Title: Lords of the Sith
  • Author: Paul S. Kemp
  • ISBN: 9780345511454
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lords of the Sith By Paul S. Kemp, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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 huntNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA 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 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 GeeklyFrom the Hardcover edition.

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    1. The Dark Side of the Force is strong in this book This story is considered officially canon by Lucasfilms in the newly established canonThis story is set 5 years after the events of Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the SithAPEX PREDATORSWe are all of us, always being tested, my friend Tests make us stronger, and strength is power, and power is the point We must pass all the tests we face Or die in the effort.This is not a story about heroesThis is a story about VILLAINS, and therefore, it could [...]

    2. Vader completed his meditation and opened his eyes His pale, flame savaged, face stared back at him form out of the reflective black transparisteel of his pressurised meditation chamber Without the neural connection to his armour, he was conscious to the stumps of his legs, the ruins of his arms, the perpetual pain of his flesh He welcomed it Pain fed his hate, and hate fed his strength Once, as a Jedi, he had meditated to find peace Now he meditated to sharpen the edges of his anger Darth Vader [...]

    3. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2015 09 08 aProbably the best Star Wars novel I ve read in a while, and certainly one of the better Star Wars novels I ve ever read, Lords of the Sith is a story centered on Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader Defiant against the Imperial forces attempts to control their home planet of Ryloth, a group of Twi leks led by Cham Syndulla the idealistic freedom fighter and the father of Hera, of Star Wars Rebel fame plot to bring the Empire to its knees b [...]

    4. Out of the new books that have come out so far Lords of the Sith may have been my least favorite That s not to say it s a terrible book by any means but many aspects of it simply fall flat.7 things I didn t like 1 The title and marketing of the book were quite misleading Yes there are portions of the novel that deal with Vader and Palpatine but an enormous part if not the majority of the story focuses on the Free Ryloth movement That would ve been fine if the book had been marketed that way but [...]

    5. Well, the fourth released new canon book is the first bad one And, wow, is it bad.Where do I begin The characters talk no than a sentence at a time, so none of them sound like real people Any intriguing plot points are quickly forgotten Iswal freeing slaves and Mors s past Additionally, this is supposed to be a story about the start of the rebellion and the lords of the Sith The Emperor acts completely out of character and wields his lightsaber like he s in the prequels Vader and the Emperor fi [...]

    6. The mediocrity is strong here.Paul S Kemp is a talented Star Wars writer He s shown it before He shows it here Kemp is certainly no Zahn or Karpyshyn, but I have enjoyed his stories This one was not bad either.However, the story is completely uninteresting with nothing at stake There are two sets of protagonists on one hand, Darth Vader and the Emperor Their characterisation is both interesting and well done, but they obviously have plot armour On the other hand, the local factions of the planet [...]

    7. The past is a ghost that haunts us Ghosts must be banished Lingering on the past is weakness, Lord Vader Five years have passed since Order 66 and rise of the empire Lord Vader s reputation is spreading across the galaxy But emperor senses a disturbance in his young apprentice and decides to teach him a lesson They go for a hunt.But contrary to usual dynamics, Vader and Emperor find themselves stranded and being hunted by brave freedom fighters of planet Ryloth with the help of a rogue imperial [...]

    8. I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.2.5 stars, rounded down to 2 stars I just wasn t enad with this one.Lords of the Sith is the story of the Free Ryloth movement, led by The Clone Wars character Cham Syndulla father to Hera from Rebels , and their assassination attempt against Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Senator Orn Free Taa, and Moff Delian Mors The first stage of the plan, trapping the Imperials on the planet, is successful, but becomes much complicated as the [...]

    9. Twi lek Freedom Fighters Cham Syndulla, Isval, and the Free Ryloth movement find themselves with an opportunity too rare to pass up one chance to kill The Emperor and Darth Vader The leaders of the Empire are traveling together to Ryloth, the home of the Free Ryloth movement Cham will use every resource he has to strike the head from the Empire and watch the body die so Ryloth can be free once The resistances ambush leaves The Emperor and Darth Vader stranded in the forests of the planet while [...]

    10. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far awayDiljem Imperija pobunjeni ke skupine svako malo poku avaju nanijeti neku ozbiljniju tetu Imperiju, ali ve inom bez ikakvog uspjeha No, kada Imperator i Darth Vader iznenada odlu e nenajavljeno posjetiti planet Ryloth, koji Imperiju slu i kao zna ajan izvor narkotika za ina , skupina pobunjenika Slobodni Ryloth odlu i preuzeti stvar u svoje ruke i organiziranim napadom jednim udarcem rije iti se i Imperatora i Vadera S obzirom na odabir meta, ovo e se poka [...]

    11. All right What could be better than a book devoted to Darth Vader A book devoted to Darth Vader AND Darth Sidious Now apparently this book in in the new timeline That s fine Whatever issues I have with the world of the new universe is not present in this book It is the Rogue One to the usual Force Awakens pap This is how Sith Lords are done.This focuses on the Free Ryloth movement that was referenced in the Clone Wars comics cartoons On Ryloth there is a terrorist organization that has been oper [...]

    12. The Review Can Also Be Found Here thefictionalhangout.cA LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY 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 th [...]

    13. Paul S Kemp is one of my favorite authors, his ability to draw me into a story is unparalleled As the title and cover state, this book is about the Lords of the Sith, Palpatine and Vader I tend to romanticize Vader a bit in the sense that he is a fallen hero destined for redemption and the one to bring balance to the force, but Kemp reminds that that person is not here yet and regardless of our knowledge of Anakin Vader s destiny, he is a villain There is a scene at the beginning of the book tha [...]

    14. Out of all the new canon Star Wars books, I ve read three A New Dawn, Tarkin and this one and it seems that I have to change my rating after each one Out of these three, I enjoyed Tarkin the most, A New Dawn was fun but had its problems Lords of the Sith was two different books at the same time one when it was dealing with the resistance of Ryloth and one when dealing with Vader and the Emperor.Cham Syndulla was a nice connection to The Clone Wars and Rebels both he appeared in the former as Ryl [...]

    15. The first couple of chapters of Paul S Kemp s Lords of the Sith reminded me of my childhood, playing in the yard with my Star Wars action figures I could create a wide variety of scenarios and battles among the action figures, including making Darth Vader the baddest bad guy in all the universe.The bookends of this one make Vader and to a lesser extend Emperor Palpatine just that Set in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, this story establishes Vader as a complete and total bad ass In th [...]

    16. Darth Vader Scary awesome when he was younger I need Star Wars fiction like this that features Vader in his prime piloting the heck out his starfighter, using the Force to do crazy things without thought of failure, plowing through enemies with his lightsaber you know, still doing the things Anakin Skywalker was doing during the Clone Wars, but blatantly evil I really enjoyed the introspection Vader had, the seeming omniscience Palpatine showed of Vader s thoughts, and Vader s responses to his [...]

    17. Well That was pretty bad Despite what the synopsis and the title says, this book is really not about Sith It was about the Free Ryloth movement, so I felt kind of tricked False advertising The writing wasn t very good and the story dragged But at least I learned some interesting new things about the galaxy far, far away.

    18. Find this and many other reviews over at Geekritique The fourth novel in Star Wars new canon timeline, as approved by the Lucasfilm Story Group, Lords of the Sith takes us to the planet Ryloth, home of the Twi lek race Taking place several years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, the Free Ryloth movement sees a group of freedom fighters take on the Galactic Empire Led by Twi lek Cham Syndulla, will this movement be enough to destroy Vader and the Emperor Of course not, as we know from the [...]

    19. This was good, up to star wars standards I do prefer movies, but this was good too Very action packed, interesting, educational in a way and fun I really liked Cham and Isval, and of course my favorite villains Darth Vader and Imperator Would recommend

    20. Nailed it.I ve had a couple of rough starts with the new Star Wars Disney EU having slogged through Aftermath and Star Wars Battlefront Twilight Company recently That s not to say there haven t been some bright spots since Disney took over or even Marvel for that matter Star Wars, Vol 1 Skywalker Strikes as I ve indicated on my reviews for A New Dawn, Star Wars Tarkin, and Dark Disciple.Mr Kemp s work on Lords of the Sith, though, really took it over the top for me.This was my first introduction [...]

    21. So far, this series has yet to be a reboot, it is merely just a reset Second verse, same as the first There are many good reviews already, here is one with a positive take Terence I would add my immediate observations The plot is straight forward The Twi lek s of Ryloth have formed a rebellion, The Free Ryloth Movement Their goal assassinate the Lords of the Sith when they visit Ryloth.I might have edited Lords of the Sith in a different manner Kemp has an interesting chapter about a rebel Twi l [...]

    22. Disappointing I liked his other books in the Fate of the Jedi series much Here, there is never a hint that Vader and the Emperor are tired or in any real danger Given the period and the fact that we know they both make it, the story suffers because they seem so untouchable Points also deducted for using the word ichor something like four times in a page and a half This has me worried for the future of Star Wars writing under Disney I ve read Timothy Zahn s books a couple of times already and th [...]

    23. Audiobook read by Jonathan DavisLords of the Sith is a decent entry in the Star Wars universe with a familiar setup but good execution As this takes place before Episode IV, we know this story has many limitations that Kemp works within well We get a good amount of action both in space and planet side and a surprising amount of insight and introspection from Darth Vader along the way.The beginning feels like so many others that have come before random resistance rebellion is causing trouble and [...]

    24. I received a prerelease e copy of this book through NetGalley publication date April 28, 2015 with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others my blog Facebook, Google , LinkedIn, Twitter etcI requested this book as I have read several in the Star Wars series with this being the first I have read by Paul Kemp I will give you my opinions on this book without giving away the substance of the book I hate it when reviewers do that and if I read the review first I tend not to r [...]

    25. 4.5 StarsA unique entry into the Star Wars universe No other book I ve read gets as deeply inside Vader s head as this one The story is smaller scale than your usual SW fare, no superweapons in this one I wish that for a book centered around Vader we got to delve in deeper beyond the surface of Vader s thinking, lots of the emotional conflict he has can be assumed, so to me it was fun although not necessarily new It s definitely a terrific entry in the new canon, and reading Vader is enjoyable s [...]

    26. Lords of the Sith is one of the first books in the new retconned Star Wars expanded novel universe The older books are in universe, but not necessarily cannon any longer these have been re branded as Legends Well, after the inexplicably mediocre and boring Heir to the Jedi by the otherwise phenomenal, Kevin Hearne, this is a move in the right direction Fun Complex Sweeping Good character stuff, and great space opera I hope that all the New EU books are this good, or better Note Del Rey sent me a [...]

    27. From the start, you know that Vader and the Emperor will live to fight another day, but it was great to see a younger ruthless Vader, and that both sides are not just as black and white, good and evil Awesome addition to the Star Wars universe.

    28. Aside from Tarkin s story, this is the first I ve read of Disneys new canon novels For those of you that don t know, when Disney took control of the Star Wars franchise they disregarded huge amounts of Star Wars lore Since then they ve tried to fill in the gaps between movies by releasing a couple of Disney sanctioned stories The thing is, Lord of the Sith looks like a winner on paper It seemed to promise a premise that delved into the relationship between Vader and Sidious Aside from a few spor [...]

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