29th March 2015 |
RandomHouse.com have updated their listings
page for Paul S. Kemp's forthcoming
Lords of the Sith novel with a 57-page preview (see below).
Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp is due for
release in hardback, e-Book and unabridged Audio Book formats on
28th April in the US
& on the 30th April in the UK:
When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth
Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent
action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each
other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
“It appears things are as you suspected, Lord Vader. We are
Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, is just a
memory. Darth Vader, newly anointed Sith Lord, is ascendant.
The Emperor’s chosen apprentice has swiftly proven his loyalty
to the dark side. Still, the history of the Sith Order is one
of duplicity, betrayal, and acolytes violently usurping their
Masters—and the truest measure of Vader’s allegiance has yet
to be taken. Until now.
On Ryloth, a planet crucial to the
growing Empire as a source of slave labor and the narcotic
known as “spice,” an aggressive resistance movement has
arisen, led by Cham Syndulla, an idealistic freedom fighter,
and Isval, a vengeful former slave. But Emperor Palpatine
means to control the embattled world and its precious
resources—by political power or firepower—and he will be
neither intimidated nor denied. Accompanied by his merciless
disciple, Darth Vader, he sets out on a rare personal mission
to ensure his will is done.
For Syndulla and Isval, it’s
the opportunity to strike at the very heart of the ruthless
dictatorship sweeping the galaxy. And for the Emperor and
Darth Vader, Ryloth becomes more than just a matter of putting
down an insurrection: When an ambush sends them crashing to
the planet’s surface, where inhospitable terrain and an army
of resistance fighters await them, they will find their
relationship tested as never before. With only their
lightsabers, the dark side of the Force, and each other to
depend on, the two Sith must decide if the brutal bond they
share will make them victorious allies or lethal adversaries.