Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice
by John Jackson Miller
Published by Del Rey
Adrick's Rating: 3.2 out of 4
For the ruthless Sith Order, failure is not an option. It is an offense punishable by death -- and a fate to which Commander Yaru Korsin will not succumb. But on a crucial run to deliver troops and precious crystals to a combat hotspot in the Sith's war against the Republic, Korsin and the crew of the mining ship Omen are ambushed by a Jedi starfighter. And when the Sith craft crash-lands, torn and crippled, on a desolate alien planet, the hard-bitten captain finds himself at odds with desperate survivors on the brink of mutiny -- and his own vengeful half brother, who's bent on seizing command.
No matter the cost, Korsin vows that it will not be his blood and bones left behind on this unknown world. For the way of the Sith leaves little room for compromise -- and none for mercy.
I actually found Precipice to be more enjoyable than much of the Fate of the Jedi books. Millerís tale of a band of Sith struggling to survive a crash landing is engaging, and the characterís divided loyalties hint at some interesting struggles to come. The titular theme is also used to great effectóthe Sithís vessel, Omen, is literally poised on a precipice, as are its Sith crew, who are on the verge of turning on one another. Iím looking forward to reading more. And the best part? Itís free!
Honestly, Iíve got nothing. Itís a nice little short story that fits well into the Tales of the Jedi mythos. And did I mention itís free?
A tough Sith vomiting blood and dying after eating bad meat. Thatís brutal.