Science Fiction
 

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior

Author: John Jackson Miller

Published By:
The Ballentine Publishing Company


Reviewed by Melissa Minners

 

            When I first started reading the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith ebook series by John Jackson Miller, I was intrigued.  After all, this was supposed to be an ebook tie-in with the new novel series, Fate of the Jedi.  The ebook series has been entertaining thus far, but it hasn’t really revealed much about the Lost Tribe of the Sith we meet in the Fate of the Jedi series.  True, we have learned the origins of the tribe and how they became “lost”, but we don’t know how their society and laws were shaped into what they are at present…that is, until the fourth ebook in the series, Savior.

            Savior takes place 25 years after the Sith were first stranded on the planet Kesh when their ship, Omen, crash landed after doing battle with the Jedi.  The Sith have set themselves up as the saviors of the Kesh, presenting themselves as the Skyborn of Keshiri legend.  Seelah, wife of Grand Lord of the Sith Yaru Korsin, has culled the Sith of any and all imperfections, even getting rid of the aliens among the Sith to create a pure race of human Sith.  The Sith now live in luxury among the Keshiri whom they treat as servants rather than equals.

            Little do the Sith know that their first Keshiri contact and confidant, Adari Vaal, has gathered together a group of dissident Keshiri willing to sacrifice their lives and the lives of their sacred fliers, the uvak, in an effort to thwart the Sith.  Adari and the Keshiri who once denounced her as a heretic have now joined forces in an act of rebellion.  Adari knows that their planned mission will more than likely be a suicidal one, but this is preferable than subservience to the Sith.

            But the Keshiri aren’t the only ones planning resistance.  There are others planning on rebellion…others within the Sith who plan to overthrow the Grand Lord and take vengeance for past wrongs.  And they are closer than the Grand Lord of the Sith thinks.

            Savior goes a long way in explaining quite a bit about the lifestyle and culture of the Sith we meet in the Fate of the Jedi series.  For one thing, it explains their obsession with perfection.  It also explains the facial decorations worn by Vestara Khai in the novel series used to hide her imperfections.  We begin to learn about the Sith’s ever-growing and never-quenched struggle for power which often ends in the termination of their superiors.

            Noting the relationship between the Keshiri and the human Sith in the novel series, I suppose that the fences were eventually mended between the peoples, especially when we note that the Keshiri have Force users among them in the novels.  Could it be that Seelah was wrong and that the human Sith could mate with the Keshiri?

            Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior has definitely peaked my interest and re-invigorated my interest in this series.  I can’t wait to see what happens to Adari Vaal and her co-conspirators and I wonder what else will be revealed about the Lost Tribe’s influences on the present day Sith’s cultural and spiritual beliefs.  I can’t wait for the fifth ebook in the series!

 


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

 


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