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Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side [Vault Edition] Hardcover – February 10, 2012

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Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the Star Wars universe, including The Jedi Path, Star Wars: The Essential Atlas, and co-author of Star Wars Year by Year: A Visual Chronicle. He is a regular contributor to Star Wars Insider magazine and compiled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to his contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for several other universes such as Indiana Jones, Smallville, Supernatural, DC Comics (The Joker and The Art of Superman Return) and Marvel Comics (The Marvel Encyclopedia).

Contributing Artists: Paul Allan Ballard, Jeff Carlisle, Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas, Russell Walks, Terryl Whitlatch, and the studio of Aristia/Hive Studios.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Becker & mayer; Box Nov edition (February 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612182615
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612182612
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.8 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (427 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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*** WARNING - CONTAINS SPOILERS ***

The Sith have been getting a lot of love of late, what with the introduction of Darth Malgus in Star Wars: The Old Republic as well as the recent novel about Darth Plagueis, and this has continued with the release of The Phantom Menace on 10th February, and on the same day, Book of Sith, which as the title suggests, is a book, of Sith...

The book itself comes enclosed in a holocron that also contains a Sith Crystal and Talisman concealed within the tray that also holds the book. Pressing a button on the top of the holocron opens it, with a section of the front lifting-up to allow the tray inside to slide out and reveal the book, all of which is accompanied by a rather piercing wall of noise (sounding at times like force lightning, at others a lightsaber closing down) and flashing red lights. I may be easily entertained, but personally I think it's a pretty awesome feature.

The books is broken down into six texts, which, as Darth Sidious details in the preface, were recovered during his gathering of ancient Sith artifacts, and comprises Sorzus Syn's chronicle of the rise of the Sith Empire, a war journal by Darth Malgus, The Rule of Two by Darth Bane, Wild Power by Mother Talzin, a scientific journal by Darth Plagueis, and Absolute Power by Darth Sidious. A note from Luke Skywalker(!), explains that each of these sections has its own page design and trim, to distinguish the six individual texts.

In the preface of the book, Darth Sidious explains how he has seen the Grand Plan of the Sith come to fruition, as well as his purpose in compiling the texts included in the book, with one, somewhat ironically, being recovered from the Jedi Temple.
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Just received my copy today, it's everything described and more! The Holocron packaging is beyond words, way cooler than than the first packaging for the jedi book, The book itself is even designed better, why does evil get better stuff? This was so worth the price of $59.99. I can't wait to start reading the secrets of the dark side. Great work on a great follow up to your first book!! Job well done!!
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Got this item yesterday and was really excited about it. I opened it up and sat it on the table where I just stared at it for a few minutes. Then, with great anticipation, I pushed the button and the lights came on, the hatch opened the book slid out and it was as great!! Loved it. Then I pushed the button again. The book retracted and the door shut just as it should. But the closing action was horribly loud and it sounded as if the gears were grinding terribly. Is this common? Did anyone else have this problem? Later on that night, I went back and pushed the button again to open it. This time, the door DIDN'T open and the book was trying to slide out. I had to force the door open, hoping not to break it. Fortunately, it seemed to work okay after that mishap. But it was still disappointing, considering the money spent. It seems like a simple enough device, why doesn't it work properly or in a quieter fashion? IMO, the Jedi Path vault edition is way better than this in terms of functionality. But Book of Sith looks cooler! I look forward to reading the book anyways.
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Pros: Great Book, lots of material, an excellent read and source of 'Lore' and 'Backstory' for the Star Wars fans out there
Cons: I'm putting the Sith tapestry in a ziplock bag, museum-style, such an ancient thing must be preserved. :)

I've a Sith Relic sitting on my coffee table. It gets attention! I'm not going to rush the mechanism, I read people's reviews of it after it got forced. Not going to happen. However I did out of curiosity peek at the mechanism, the gadget-fixer in me can put it all back together in the unlikely event of ... I dunno, someone's kid knocking it off the table.

I ordered both this and the Jedi Path Vault edition at the same time.

The Sith arrived a week in advance of the Jedi. I find this humorous and ironic. :)
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Just got this other day. Got it out of box, pulled battery strip and pressed the button on door. Opened up and made all the noises and lights and was just pure awesome.
Read like half the book already, put the book back into the box and did not want to close. It made this like grinding sound and door did not want to shut. I pressed button again and had to kinda help force it down, hasn't done that since, but it shouldn't do that at all. I give the book a 5/5. I give the box a 3/5. just could have done a lot better job on door mechanism and such. The book of Jedi had a way better case, this is a fail. sorry to say that but its true, not worth 60 bucks at all. maybe 30 at that. The book of sith is way better then path of jedi though, hope this helps, thanks for your time, may the force be with you
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This is the absolute best collectors book set i have ever seen. the case the book comes in lights up and you can hear light sabers and darth sidious's evil cackle in the back ground. the book it self is beutifully done. its writen from the perspective of darth sidious and has notes in there from luke skywalker. its put together to form a collection of journels and even this has attention to detail.. the pages are not uniform like a book they look tatered kinda but only cosmetically just to add effect... you can tell alot of love went into this project. get them now because you never know if it will be discontinued at some point.. no sith or star wars fan should be with out this set...
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