Lost Tribe of the Sith: Savior
by John Jackson Miller
Published by Del Rey
Adrick's Rating: 3 out of 4
Twenty-five years ago the survivors of the marooned Sith ship Omen bloodlessly conquered the native population of the remote planet Kesh, installing themselves as overlords and transforming the primitive Keshiri civilization into a new Sith society. Letting nothing stand in his way—including his own brother's life—Omen commander-turned-Grand Lord Yaru Korsin has ruled unopposed ever since. But now his days, and those of the ruthless Sith order on Kesh, may be numbered.
Revolt—and revenge—have been brewing in the hearts of the two women closest to Korsin. One is Adari Vaal, the once-outcast Keshiri who rescued the stranded Sith, aided their domination of Kesh, and now leads the secret resistance against them. The other is Seelah, wife of Korsin, widow of his murdered brother, and mastermind of the plot to assassinate the Grand Lord and seize power. But have the comforts of a king and his own arrogance blunted Korsin's cunning Sith instincts? Or is he ready to deal swiftly and mercilessly with treachery from any quarter?
Enemies themselves, Adari and Seelah are unaware of each other's destiny-altering gambits. They only know that there can be no turning back—and no escaping the consequences if they fail.
John Jackson Miller brings another exciting tale of Sith plots and counter plots, and when read with the others in the series proves to be a surprisingly epic story, given the short format. We see more development of how the Sith on Kesh came to be distinct from other Sith we’ve seen throughout the timeline, which is interesting.
This installment also puts an end to the initial story of the Omen’s crew. I enjoyed seeing all the plots laid throughout this series come to a head.
While this does end the stories of many of the major characters of Lost Tribe, it seems to leave the door open for further exploration of the Sith on Kesh—here’s hoping that this isn’t the last of Miller’s e-books!
Korsin family reunions.