Lost Tribe of the Sith: Sentinel
by John Jackson Miller
Published by Del Rey
Adrick's Rating: 2 out of 4
Cast into slavery by the machinations of the Sith, Ori Kitai believes she's found her way back into the Lost Tribe -- and perhaps a whole lot more. Ori's discovery of a second starship gives her the opportunity to avenge the humiliations heaped on her family by the decrepit Grand Lord. Indeed, she could turn their entire society upside down -- offering escape from their planetary prison.
But Ori encounters resistance from a surprising person: the seemingly humble farmer who took her in: a man with a secret past and an agenda of his own. He cannot allow Ori Kitai to unleash the Lost Tribe on an unsuspecting galaxy. But how can he stop the woman he loves without destroying them both?
The tale of Ori and Jelph, Sith and Jedi outcasts respectively, comes to a head in Sentinel, where the fates of the two lovers are revealed. The theme of two lovers on opposite sides of a deep conflict is always an interesting one, and I liked that the two were able to learn from one another. It was also neat to see the events of Lost Tribe connected to Miller’s Knights of the Old Republic comics.
In Sentinel, Miller continues to provide some epic storytelling in just a few pages. It’s a great little story that is definitely worth checking out.
The resolution to the conflict between Ori and Jelph, like their relationship in the previous book, wasn’t really fleshed out enough—it seemed a little rushed. But then again, Miller has only thirty pages to work with here...
Uvak dung again, this time used to explosive effect.