Review: Lords of the Sith – Paul G. Kemp

Lords of the Sith
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: LucasBooks (April 28, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345511441
ISBN-13: 978-0345511447
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The Republic is gone. The Empire has replaced it and is beginning it’s rise of terror across the galaxy. A small band of resistance fighters is trying to restore the freedom they once had. In the attempt to do this, they attempt to assassinate Darth Vader and the Emperor. As a result, the two Sith Lords are shot down and find themselves trying to survive.


Charm – Leader of a clandestine group of resistance fighters.
Darth Vader – Dark Lorder of the Sith.
Emperor Palpatine – Emperor and Sith Master.


I really liked this book. From the time I was old enough to understand the political tones behind Star Wars I was interested in how the Rebellion began. In this novel, we get to see it, in the form of small cells of resistance fighters. This was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the story for me.

This is probably the first time you really get to witness Vader and Palpatine in the field, rather than in the conrolled environment of the Death Star where you typically saw them.   There was a lot of Sith action, including one large scene that involved a group of natives.

This book did generate a bit of controversy as it along with another novel for the first time included characters from the LGBT community. While it may have upset some, I think it’s about time to represent all the various forms of relationships. But I put that in there as a warning to those who may be offended at such things.

Overall, this is an excellent launching point though into the new series. While Dark Disciple was technically the first, this one is one that actually connects into the timeline of the original trilogy. For fans of Star Wars you definitely want to pick this one up. Rated PG-13 for your normal Star Wars style violence.

About the Author

Paul S KempPaul Kemp enjoys good beer, good wine, good company, and a fine scotch every now and again. He writes sword and sorcery and space opera and works very hard to make them a fun ride.

While his mind is often in the fantastical fictional worlds, his body lives in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with his wife Jennifer, his twin sons, his daughter, and their various and sundry pets.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Michigan law school. When he’s not writing , he practices corporate law in Detroit. Yes, that does make him a tool of “the Man,” for which he shall bear everlasting shame.

He hopes you enjoy his novels.

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