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The Lost Tribe of the Sith was formed in 5000 BBY. The cult had spent thousands of years hiding on the planet Kesh to build up their numbers in preparation for their triumphant return to the known galaxy. Shortly after the Second Galactic Civil War (41 ABY), they were discovered by a Sith Meditation Sphere named Ship who informed the tribe of the Jedi’s rise to power. Determined to keep the Sith legacy strong, the Lost Tribe sets out to eliminate Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker.
Five thousand years ago. After a Jedi ambush, the Sith mining ship Omen lies wrecked on a remote, unknown planet. Its commander, Yaru Korsin, battles the bloodshed of a mutinous faction led by his own brother. Marooned and facing death, the Sith crew have no choice but to venture into their desolate surroundings. They face any number of brutal challenges—vicious predators, lethal plagues, tribal people who worship vengeful gods—and like true Sith warriors, counter them with the dark side of the Force.
The struggles are just beginning for the proud, uncompromising Sith, driven as they are to rule at all costs. They will vanquish the primitive natives, and they will find their way back to their true destiny as rulers of the galaxy. But as their legacy grows over thousands of years, the Sith ultimately find themselves tested by the most dangerous threat of all: the enemy within.
"Lost Tribe of the Sith is much more than an interesting experiment in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. It’s more than a collection of short stories about villains. It’s more than the historical background on the antagonists for the Fate of the Jedi series. Lost Tribe of the Sith, much to my surprise, is an extremely well-crafted and knit-together fantasy epic set in the Star Wars universe. It’s as mythological as any Star Wars literature I’ve ever come across, and I loved every second of it. I would easily rank this volume among my very favorite reads in the galaxy far, far away. That being said, I don’t think you can walk into it blindly. First, you’ll need a decent knowledge of Sith history, and at least a general idea of the plot direction for Fate of the Jedi. Don’t overlook this one just because it’s now “Legends,” because Sith backstory short stories is a weird concept, or because you aren’t planning on reading Fate of the Jedi."