Review- Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral #1August 8, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Dark Horse, Reviews | Leave a comment
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It isn’t often that Dark Horse dedicates an entire series to the Sith, but they have with John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith. What started out as ebooks to explore the background for the villains of the Fate of the Jedi series has turned into a force unto itself. Today sees the release of Spiral #1. Join me on the dark side for a look at this Sith-centered story.
BEWARE SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
I found this issue to be incredibly intriguing. While it starts off simply on Kesh, the story unfolds very fast. Spinner is there to kill Grand Lord Hilts on the anniversary of the day the Sith arrived on Kesh. Naturally his plan is thwarted by Officer Takara. So our two principal characters from the series are introduced right away and we learn just enough about the two of them to keep our interest in them going. Spinner is a slave who’s family was thrown out of the Lost Tribe and Takara is the Grand Lord’s daughter. Two very unique perspectives begin to appear from the very beginning.
We are given enough background that reading all of the ebooks isn’t really necessary, but I will say that it definitely helps. Plus everyone wants the whole story anyway right? So do yourself a favor and at least pick up the Collected Stories that just came out on the 24th.
Our two “heroes” are thrust into adventure when they wind up together on the Southern Star. Takara is assuming that they are going to Alanciar, a place she figures she could rule, but they are heading to the south pole of Kesh. Once there Spinner and Takara get in their own way as they each planned a separate mutiny against the Keshiri Captain Chegg. Takara and Spinner do manage to get away with the help of some unexpected allies, The Doomed; aliens that have been on Kesh all along, staying out of the Sith’s site.
I really enjoyed this issue. After reading about the Lost Tribe it was nice to finally get to see Kesh and its inhabitants on paper. JJM once again told a killer story and made the villains fun to read and I’m very excited to see where this series ends up going next. I easily give this issue a 5 out of 5 brass bikinis: