Book Reviews

Despite my apparent love for Star Wars, my knowledge is really quite limited. To resolve this, I decided to combine my love for reading with my quest for knowledge and am taking a chronological journey through the novels of the Universe. I found a handy timeline on Wookieepedia, and am using it as my jumping off point. Just a warning that there are likely to be spoilers herein.



Overall, I enjoyed the book although I found myself skimming over large portions that seemed overly detailed. It was certainly interesting enough to keep me reading more, and I hope that other Kemp books prove to be developed more along my line of taste.

My Highlights

The unusual molecular structure of Lignan attuned it to the dark side and enhanced a Sith’s power when using the Force.  (pp. 5-6)

Both Wyyrlok and Krayt had adopted a title once carried by beings of greater stature. (p. 38)

Over time the rusting hulk had accreted a community of scoundrels around it, almost as though it had its own gravity that pulled only at criminals and rogues, or just those for whom the Galactic Core meant not luxury but overcrowded cities and too many laws. (p. 85)

“Some beings are born lucky. Some are born pretty. Never both. I suppose that makes you lucky.” (p. 99)

“You a Sith?” Khedryn asked, half smiling. “Of course not.” “He says he’s not,” Khedryn said to Marr. “Sith are liars,” Marr said. “That’s true,” Khedryn said. (pp. 116-117)

Laugh even when you die. (p. 263)

Rascals, yes, but quality rascals. (p. 269)

Sentience curses us with a desire to categorize. (p. 288)

 Lost Tribe of the Sith Series
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John Jackson Miller

Continuing on with my endeavor to read all the Star Wars books available, and in chronological order, my next six reads were the Lost Tribe of the Sith Stories by John Jackson Miller. These were freely available through Amazon, and each image links to the PDF available through StarWars.com. 

They were entertaining. I would have liked to see more character development, but I guess their brevity made that difficult. I was somewhat disappointed by generalities made in regards to certain characters actions; the suddenness with which they abandoned a lifetime of behavior. Yet overall, they gave me a significantly broader understanding of the Star Wars Universe. If you read them for the simple joy of immersing yourself in Sithyness, they are highly enjoyable.



"the purpose of being Sith was the exaltation of self. Every ensign an emperor. Every rival’s misstep, an opportunity."

 

A rock was a simple thing, but as her grandfather had told her, “By simple things, we know the world.” ( Loc. 137-138).


If failure was an orphan, success, for the Sith, was a secret love child. (Loc. 144-145).

The Sith were about glorification of self and the subjugation of others. (Loc. 254).


Unlike his wife, he had nothing against the crimson-skinned Sith, but factions threatened order. A homogeneous Sith people was easier to rule.(Loc. 30-31).  


Humility in a Sith. It was an amazing thing to witness, an impossibility. (Loc. 355).

He was a lone Jedi on an entire planet full of Sith. His existence threatened them—but their existence threatened everything. He had to stop her. (Loc. 477-478).


The psychic acid that coursed through the streets of Tahv was alive. It was everywhere. ( Loc.163).

“Supposed to do?” Jelph laughed. “You’re the one that always says you set your own course.” He waded toward her perch on the edge. “Just decide what you want.” ( Loc. 253-254).