Science Fiction
 

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel

Author: John Jackson Miller

Published By: Random House Digital, Inc.



Reviewed by Melissa Minners

 

            Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith is an eight part e-book series that runs in tandem with the Fate of the Jedi novel series.  The sixth installment, Sentinel, picks up where Purgatory left off with a Jedi chasing a Sith…but not for the reasons you probably are thinking.

            Orielle Katai is a Sith, formerly of the Saber class, who has lost everything.  Branded a traitor to her people, Ori’s mother has been made a slave and a public spectacle.  Running from this fate, she seeks aide from a slave who lives outside her home city of Tahv, Jelph of Marisota, but soon discovers that he has been hiding a secret.  Having discovered that he is a Jedi who has crash landed on their planet and is slowly returning his ship to space worthy readiness, Ori believes she finally has just what she needs to rise back to her former position among the Sith. 

            And so, the chase is on with Jelph only a short distance behind Ori, hoping to stop her before she ruins his plans to warn the world about the existence of a Sith tribe.  For you see, Jelph comes from a world in which the Sith have been overrun and destroyed.  He belonged to a secret order of Jedi who sought out Sith, hunted them down and prevented them from ever rising again to such incredible powers as they once had in the universe.  However, if the Sith discover that he has a way to get off-planet, he may unwittingly turn loose upon the universe that which he has fought his entire life to destroy.  And none of this would have happened had he not fall in love with the girl…a Sith girl!

            Hmmm…just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a story of love between two opposing “religions” that finds a way to overcome all obstacles thrown in its way.  Who could ever have thought that a Jedi and a Sith could ever fall in love, much less want to stay together once their true natures have been revealed.  I wonder if this is why Lost Tribe of the Sith is running in conjunction with Fate of the Jedi.  Are we supposed to see the merit in the idea of a Jedi-Sith union?  Is the same thing about to happen between Ben Skywalker and Vestara Khai in the Fate of the Jedi series?

            We have been spanning the generations of the Lost Tribe in this enjoyable e-book series by John Jackson Miller .  Will the final two e-books in the series bring us full circle with the present members of the Sith tribe?  Will we learn the history of Vestara’s closest relatives and the evolution of the tribe to what it has become today?  I can’t wait until the next installment of 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

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory


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