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Rating: Dark Lords of the Sith by Tom Veitch & Kevin J. Anderson, a Star Wars novel has been rated 5/5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: about 4,000 years before the Battle at Yavin
Author: Tom Veitch & Kevin J. Anderson
Published: February, 1996
Review by: Lt. Vex Aldrin

Old Friends: Get real - they weren't even born yet. Not even Yoda.

New Faces: Ulic Qel-Droma, Cay Qel-Droma, Nomi Sunrider, Exar Kun, Master Arca, Tott Deneeta, Vodo Siosk-Baas, Freedon Nadd, Satal Keto, Aleema Keto

Places: Dantooine, Empress Teta System, Onderon, The Duxn Moon, Deneba, Korriban, Yavin 4, Cinnagar, Ossus

Synopsis: For a thousand generations, young Jedi Knights have dedicated their lives to preserving harmony and justice throughout the Galactic Republic.

Four millennia before the birth of Luke Skywalker, the brothers Ulic and Cay Qel-Droma were two who took up the Jedi way. Together with the Twi'lek Tott Doneeta, they apprenticed to the wise Jedi Master Arca of Arkania.

Another student of the force was Nomi Sunrider, who chose to become a Jedi Knight after the tragic death of her husband Andur. Nomi and her daughter Vima were taught by the great beast-Jedi Master Thon of Ambria.

These renowned Jedi, and others equally as valiant, became enmeshed in dramatic and harrowing events surrounding the reappearance of the dark teachings of the Sith, an ancient race of magicians long thought extinct.

Four hundred years before Arca and Thon, a Dark Jedi named Freedon Nadd introduced the suppressed Sith teachings to the planet Onderon. Nadd's dark-side powers took hold on the isolated world, and flourished unchecked until Master Arca brought together a band of Jedi to root them out.

Now Freedon Nadd's living spirit has managed to confound the great Old Jedi. On Onderon, under Arca's very nose, Nadd has instructed two young aristocrats, Satal Keto and Aleema, heirs to the throne of the Empress Teta System. Satal and Aleema have returned to their homeworld as powerful initiates of the Sith way.

Elsewhere, other events are unfolding that will affect the future of the Galaxy: On the planet Dantooine, a proud Jedi named Exar Kun steals his masters Holocron, curious to learn more about the legendary fallen Jedi Knights who were known as the Dark Lordsof the Sith.

Review: I'll start with these words: "The Dark Side has come before, and it will come again. Do NOT underestimate its power. That is why I have devoted my life to teaching Jedi Knights, to strenghten the Light Side against the tide of darkness that is sure to come." -Vodo Siosk-Baas, Jedi Master-. He couldn't be more right. The Dark Side has returned! Satal and Aleema have formed a secret society they called the Krath and in their lust for power, they take control of the Empress Teta System. But the joined forces of the Jedi and the Republic try to free the Empress Teta System from their Dark Side rulers.

Meanwhile, Exar Kun continues his quest for the Dark Side and quickly finds himself under the power of Freedon Nadd. After the death of Master Arca, Ulic decides to try to destroy the Krath from within. But he underestimates the powers of the Dark Side and becomes one of the fallen Jedi Knights. Exar Kun becomes a fully skilled Sith Lord and starts another quest to destroy the Sith-pretenders Satal, Aleema and Ulic Qel-Droma. But in the end, Exar becomes the Master, a true Dark Lord of the Sith and Ulic becomes his Sith Apprentice.

About the cover-art of Hugh Fleming - nothing but blessings. That guy's a real good cover-artist.I wonder if he can paint my character, Vex Aldrin? The colors of the comic are great, they usually fit perfectly with the rest of the picture. The lightsaber and shadow effects are wonderful. But you'll notice throughout the comic that it changes, it starts good and then it gets even better, but halfway through the comic it gets worse and worse and worse and too worse for words. But overall the art is good enough and, especially in the first few pages, a pleasure for the eyes.

Written by Tom Veitch and Kevin J. Anderson, in my eyes two Star Wars writers of the worst kind (I really dislike the Jedi Academy Trilogy). But they make a pretty good story together. The character Exar Kun was very good, you get to see what it is like to become a Sith. It's not the best SW comic to buy, but if you are a Sith-lover and a comic-collector like me, it's a worthy addition to the collection.

Title: Dark Lords of the Sith
Series: Trials of the Jedi
Author: Tom Veitch & Kevin J. Anderson
Review by: Vex Aldrin