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Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice Kindle Edition

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The Fate of the Jedi novels introduce readers to a hidden Sith society, living apart from the rest of the galaxy for five thousand years. But how did they come to be? Lost Tribe of the Sith answers that question. Spanning millennia, this series of short stories introduces the original unlikely castaways -- and shows how their society was shaped.

The initial castaways begin far removed from the Sith Lords we see in the movies: the starship Omen is, in fact, a mining vessel, carrying specialists. Force-using adherents to Sith beliefs -- but still slaves to another: middle managers in the cause of evil. But on Kesh, their planetary prison, all their dark ambitions emerge. Everyone wants to rule the world -- and tries!

How do the children of Omen survive -- much less thrive for five thousand years? The Lost Tribe of the Sith short stories provide the answer. "Sith society" may be a contradiction in terms, but it's a fun one to explore!

About the Author

John Jackson Miller is the author of the national best-selling novel, Star Wars: Knight Errant, nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels, and the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series. His comics work includes writing for Iron Man, Mass Effect, Bart Simpson, and Indiana Jones. Author of several books about comic-book history, he also runs the research website, The Comics Chronicles.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2093 KB
  • Print Length: 35 pages
  • Publisher: LucasBooks (May 26, 2009)
  • Publication Date: May 26, 2009
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002B9MGIM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,729 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Author John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. He's best known for his Star Wars work, including Star Wars: Knight Errant, his national bestselling novel from Del Rey; Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith; and his long-running Knights of the Old Republic comics series from Dark Horse. His Star Wars: Kenobi hardcover releases in August 2013, and his own SF work Overdraft: The Orion Offensive is now available.

He's written comics for Mass Effect, Iron Man, The Simpsons, and Indiana Jones, and has written for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game. Production notes on all his works can be found at his fiction site (

Miller is also a noted comics industry historian, specializing in studying comic-book circulation as presented on his website, The Comics Chronicles ( He also coauthored the Standard Catalog of Comic Books series.

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78 of 81 people found the following review helpful By GB Banks (publisher, author) on June 2, 2009
Format: Kindle Edition
It's been a long time since I've read a Star Wars novel, although I am a big fan of the franchise in general. I haven't read any of the books that tell the stories following the time period of the movies, although I've certainly read about those books and thought they sounded interesting. After reading "Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice", which takes inside the people of the Sith and gives fascinating insight into things from their perspective, I'm now eager to read more.

The author does an excellent job of taking the reader inside the Sith mind, and with a very short tale he manages to weave an extremely compelling tale about the beginnings of the Lost Tribe of the Sith. It's clear that the sole purpose of this freebie is to stir up interest and demand for the upcoming book, "Omen (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2)". For me at least, it worked. Although short, this is a story definitely worth checking out.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By TitaniumDreads on June 1, 2009
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As a pr move to get people excited about omen, this wins. As a stand alone short story in the star wars universe, this wins.

It's also a rare opportunity to engage the sith as actual characters with depth and dynamic development. John Jackson Miller has matured as an author and left us with something deserving 5 stars.

At times the storytelling is briefly muddled but at it's core this is a great story, definitely worth checking out and I already find myself looking forward to lost tribe #2
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joe Chiappetta on November 20, 2010
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I read this book (and the whole series) with my nine-year-old son after finishing my own sci-fi eBook and we had a hard time putting it down. When good writing appeals to a wide range of ages, then it's often viewed as great writing. This book delivers just that.

Lost Tribe of the Sith as a four-part series for Kindle is an excellent character study on the lifestyles of the Sith and their immersion into a foreign world. Moreover, it's filled with adventure and intrigue as you might expect from a Star Wars novel. What I really like about the novel is that, while there is a focus on the bad guys (the Sith), the plot doesn't get overly dark. The treatment of the series from book 1 to 4 is clever and balanced. By the end of the story, there are even Sith characters that I frequently mistake for guys guys because they are so likable.

Note that there is also a fifth part out to this series, and it is equally good with gripping new plot elements. However, I see part five as starting a new story arc 1000 years later. So I digest parts 1-4 as a complete story, and part 5 as a related, yet compelling new story being introduced, with a cliffhanger ending.
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1: Precipice
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #2: Skyborn
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #3: Paragon
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31 of 41 people found the following review helpful By ryan on June 12, 2009
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I was somewhat let down by this brief story. I enjoy all 6 Star Wars movies, though this would be my first entrance to the Star Wars universe outside of those movies. Perhaps because of that, I was a bit lost at times.

I understand that the book is a short story, but I felt that it assumed a greater than average knowledge of the SW universe. It needed more of a description of the characters than was present. Telling me that a character is a Houk, but not telling me more than that is not helpful. Had I known what a Houk was, perhaps it would make sense. Same thing with the Massassi (sp?).

I am in the process of reading several series of books which involve reuse of the the same characters, fictional races, and fictional planets. A core feature of these which I felt was lacking here is some backstory of the plot element being discussed. There is an art to bringing a new reader up-to-speed without boring those familiar with the subject matter. Perhaps the author here dispensed with the back-story in the interests of space, but to the detriment of the story.

In addition, the author is not as descriptive as necessary at times. At one point in the story, two characters appear to be talking alone (Yaru and Devore), until a third character is addressed (Seelah), however there was no mention of the character entering the room. In another area, Yaru utilizes the Force to affect a mechanism on the outside of the ship after Devore comments that going out there would be dangerous. I would guess that Devore would realize that using the Force was a possibility. Also, I felt that the author was not descriptive enough the the Force was actually being applied. Lastly, the scene between Yaru and Devore felt disjointed.

With a setting as rich as the Star Wars universe, I felt that more attention should have been paid to the back-story of the Sith, races, etc... with less of a play-by-play feel to the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jordan A. Wright on June 10, 2010
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These e-books are good for free books, but something about the way they are written I find them hard to follow at times. Overall though, if you're reading the current Fate of the Jedi story line it's a good tie in that fills in some of the back story of the Sith.
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