Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp is a great book for anyone wanted to read an action packed Star Wars novel, but for those who loved the 6th movie in the Star Wars films, this is even better. It gives the blow-by-blow of an adventure that involves Darth Vader and the Emperor and there may be even a few references to the animated series Rebels in there for you fans.
Before we get to deep it is important to mention a few things. First when Disney bought the Star Wars film franchise they said all the books that had been written before their purchase don’t count. Now, these were wonderful books and I loved many of them. So they DO COUNT, but the story line will not be followed by Disney in the new movies. So, now that that has been said there is a huge vacuum that needs to be filled with new books and stories. Some of these stories will be in Rebels, some will be in other movies that are off shoots from the movie that came out in December 2015. Some of the stories will be told in books and graphic novels/comic books.
To learn what books are part of the “new cannon” the post-Disney story, the best place to look is Wookieepedia…get it? Yeah. Anyway, check the link to see what books to read if you want to fill in the gaps that the new movie left. I read Dark Disciple in 2015. This year I want to continue reading the story of Star Wars and the next book up was Lords of the Sith.
I enjoyed this book very much. There is an action scene a little more than half-way through the book that was just amazing! The foreshadowing to what fans already know lies a head is great. I don’t want to say too much more because I don’t want to spoil it. If you are a Star Wars fan and you read, the decision should already be made for you. While there are no huge revelations made in the book the story is solid and if your a Vader fan you will not be disappointed!
By the way. Paul S. Kemp, the author, is on twitter. He was nice enough to retweet some of my comments as I read the book and I recommend following him to see what he is up to.
This is a good video review that IGN did, but it does have some slight spoilers in it. If you like to go into a book without knowing anything about the story, don’t watch this. Otherwise, enjoy.