Book review: Lords of the Sith: Star Wars by Paul S. Kemp


My review today is for Lords of the Sith: Star Wars by Paul S. Kemp. This book is one of My 2015 most anticipated releases . This is the latest Star Wars “canon” books. I was very excited for this book. I have always been an Empire man myself so this book about the Emperor and Lord Vader seemed perfect for me. I was not disappointed. The book started out strong and stayed strong throughout.  This was the action packed thrill ride I have been waiting for from all of these new Star Wars books. This was by far the best of the “canon” Star Wars books to come out recently. Mr. Kemp’s writing is superb. I felt his writing on these two well known characters and the dynamics of there relationship was very well done. If I had to complain about something it would only be I wish the book was longer and went into even more depth on the master and apprentice relationship. Overall I have to say I am very happy with this book and I hope the future Star Wars books continue to be this good!

4/5 Stars

This book is out NOW from Del Rey books.




About the book:




Lords of the Sith: Star Wars

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: LucasBooks (April 28, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345511441
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345511447


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . .
When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are indeed hunted.”
Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant. The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet to be taken. Until now.
 On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter, and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine means to control the embattled world and its precious resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission to ensure his will is done.
 For Syndulla and Isval, it’s the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army of resistance fighters await them, they will find their relationship tested as never before. With only their lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.




About the author:


Paul 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.



  1. One of the best in recent years indeed. Have you read Dark Disciple book yet? That book may be the most important SWEU novel to be written in the last decade or so.

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