Science Fiction
 

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon

Author: John Jackson Miller

Published By: Random House Digital, Inc.



Reviewed by Melissa Minners

 

            Well, we’re almost there - almost at the end of the eight-part series chronicling the history of the Lost Tribe of the Sith.  The seventh installment, Pantheon, brings us ever closer to the Fate of the Jedi series and an explanation as to how the Lost Tribe became the dangerous Sith clan it is today.

            Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon is set almost one thousand years after the events of Sentinel.  The tribe is about to celebrate Testament Day, a celebration that takes place once every twenty-five years in which the tribe celebrates the words of their first leader, Yaru Korsin…words uttered just before his death meant to be instructive as to how the tribe should proceed without him.  This year, Testament Day also coincides with the anniversary of his daughter’s rise to power.  For one Kashiri historian, this coincidence brings with it an omen.

            At first, human Sith historian Varner Hilt scoffs at the idea.  He is more worried about the Sith tribe as a whole.  Since Nida’s reign ended, the tribe has been tearing itself apart with numerous warring factions struggling to take over as rulers of the tribe.  As the tribal leaders assemble - in a none to peaceful fashion - to hear the final words of Yaru Korsin, could it be that after all these years, one would find a hidden meaning in the words that will save the tribe from destruction?

            Although I would have loved to learn more about what happened to the characters in Sentinel, I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy reading Pantheon.  The revelations made in this story to the people of the Lost Tribe are monumental and extremely influential in shaping the Lost Tribe we meet in the Fate of the Jedi novel series.  Obviously, the Tribe gets it together before destroying itself or they never would have appeared in the Fate of the Jedi novels.  But what exactly was Korsin referring to when he said that the power was behind the throne?  Varner Hilt thinks he knows and decides he must go to the long abandoned starship, The Omen, to find out.  I can’t wait to see just what it is Hilt expects to find once he gets there and how this discovery will stop the tribe from destroying itself from within.

            John Jackson Miller is a captivating storyteller.  In this series alone, we have met numerous generations of Sith characters, get to know them for a segment or two and then move on to the next.  A different writer might have lost his audience by now what with jumping into the next century so often and never truly divulging what happened to the characters we had just been reading about.  And yet, we keep coming back for more.  After all, it is not the individual characters that this story is about, but the shaping of a tribe of people over centuries. 

            I can’t wait to read the final chapter of the Lost Tribe of the Sith series to find out just what saved this tribe from extinction at its own hand!

 


For more appearances by the Lost Tribe of the Sith, check out:

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Inferno

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Fury

Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Revelation

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Skyborn

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Outcast

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Omen

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Abyss

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Backlash

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Allies

Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Vortex


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