By Paul S. Kemp


A very long time in the past in a galaxy a long way, far-off. . . .
whilst the Emperor and his infamous apprentice, Darth Vader, locate themselves stranded in the course of rebel motion on an inhospitable planet, they have to depend on 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 part. nonetheless, the heritage of the Sith Order is considered 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 an important to the becoming Empire as a resource of slave hard work and the narcotic referred to as “spice,” an competitive resistance circulate has arisen, led via Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. yet Emperor Palpatine capability to regulate the embattled global and its worthwhile resources—by political energy or firepower—and he'll be neither intimidated nor denied. followed via his cruel disciple, Darth Vader, he units out on a unprecedented own undertaking to make sure his will is done.
For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the chance to strike on the very center of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth turns into greater than only a topic of placing down an rebellion: whilst an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s floor, the place inhospitable terrain and a military of resistance combatants wait for them, they're going to locate their courting proven as by no means sooner than. With in simple terms their lightsabers, the darkish facet 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 cause them to effective 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 attention-grabbing . . . a story [that is] not only compelling yet thoroughly thrilling.”—Big glossy Robot
“The most sensible novel to this point during this new period of reliable canon Star Wars stories.”IGN
“Packed with motion . . . not easy to place down.”—Seattle Geekly

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Aye, sir. ” The hold up could permit Cham to get to Vader, the Emperor, and Mors. bankruptcy TEN The comm overhead crackled and Breehld, Mors’s pilot, stated, “Ma’am, uh, I’ve simply got notice. ” an extended pause that Mors didn't like. “The Perilous is long gone. ” Mors rose from her seat. “What do you suggest ‘gone’? ” A pause, then, “Apparently she’s been destroyed, ma’am. among the orbit of the 1st moon and Ryloth. That’s the notice I obtained from Ryloth regulate. ” Mors sagged again into her seat and swallowed not easy. To her wisdom, an Imperial megastar Destroyer had by no means ahead of been destroyed. And now one had, above the planet she was once administering, through a insurgent circulation that she was once alleged to suppress. no matter what were left of her occupation ahead of this day have been blown to bits with the Perilous. notwithstanding her go back and forth used to be at the different aspect of the planet, she regarded out the viewport part awaiting to determine components of the big name Destroyer floating in the market. She couldn’t rather fathom how issues had gotten thus far. convinced, she may. She’d relied on Belkor an excessive amount of. She’d depended on the fellow and been enable down. together with her comlink she raised Belkor. “Ma’am, I’m handling much down right here in the interim. ” The colonel’s voice sounded high-pitched and under pressure over the relationship. Mors sputtered. “You’re dealing with much? You? ” “The Perilous is long gone, ma’am. yet Vader and the Emperor escaped. there are numerous survivors, in truth. I’ve advised your pilot to—” “You what? ” “—to divert and help in rescuing the Emperor and Lord Vader. ” “Why isn’t the realm already full of V-wings and rescue ships? What are you doing down there, Belkor? ” “Ma’am, now we have restricted ships, and getting them too just about the Perilous ahead of her explosion appeared imprudent. I’m launching them now. ” A headache all started in Mors’s left temple, a spike of discomfort she hadn’t felt because the days she’d truly cared approximately her task. She held the comlink as much as her mouth and spoke via gritted tooth. “You are to do not anything extra, Colonel, with no first consulting me. Is that understood? ” A pause, then, “Yes, ma’am. ” “You will solution to me for your entire disasters the instant I set foot on Ryloth. Is that understood? ” a really lengthy pause, then, “Yes, ma’am. ” Mors minimize the hyperlink, seething. She’d been too hands-off for years, letting Belkor run amok on Ryloth. She had to a minimum of provide the looks of working issues. An research will be coming. Punishment will be coming. Mors’s sole likelihood at redeeming the placement, not less than in part, was once to discover and convey the Emperor and Lord Vader adequately to Ryloth’s floor. If she did, might be she might keep her station. She may possibly positioned the blame for her lack of ability to suppress the loose Ryloth move on Belkor, blame the promising yet underperforming officer for the missteps that had ended in the destruction of a celeb Destroyer. Mors will be held answerable for being a nasty pass judgement on of personality, a piece too keen to miss the failings in a subordinate, yet possibly she may well skirt the worst of it. She had no different direction.

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