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Rating: Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War by Kevin J. Anderson, a Star Wars novel has been rated /5 by this reviewer.
TimeLine: 3995 years before the Battle at Yavin
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Published: July, 1996
Review by: Lt. Vex Aldrin

Old Friends: Exar Kun, Ulic Qel-Droma, Cay Qel-Droma, Nomi Sunrider, Vima Sunrider, Vodo Siosk-Baas, Tott Doneeta, Sylvar, Aleema, Oss Wilum and many more

New Faces: Lord Mandalore and some other people not worth mentioning

Places: Tetan System, Coruscant, Onderon, Ossus, Yavin 4 and some other minor places

Synopsis: Hell has been unleashed upon the galaxy. Ulic is the only known Dark Jedi to the galaxy abd he's also the ruler of the Tetan forces. He gets attacked by the Mandalorians, and after a one-on-one battle with Lord Mandalore, Ulic wins and adds the Mandalorian Forces to his own army. Meanwhile, Exar Kun is recruiting more possible followers of the Dark Side.

All the Jedi are dispatched to Coruscant, where they are having a meeting about how to deal with the new Sith. But Ulic attacks Coruscant and is captured by the Republic, all because of the treacherous Aleema. Exar Kun rescues Ulic with the help of Lord Mandalore. Soon after that, Exar Kun hatches a new plan - he uses Aleema and Crado, a useless follower, to lure the Republic Forces and several Jedi into a deadly trap which causes a SUPERNOVA!

The blast of that supernova threatens Ossus, the Jedi Library world. During the chaos on Ossus, Exar Kun abd his Massasi are gathering ancient Jedi knowledge and Ulic has his final showdown with his brother Cay. Meanwhile, Lord Mandalore attacks Onderon and looses that battle. Ulic kills his own brother, but by doing so, he releases himself from the grip of the Dark Side and is stripped of all his Force powers by a very angry Nomi Sunrider.

Exar Kun flees to Yavin 4, but Ulic leads the Jedi to his stronghold. Exar, knowing that he has been defeated, traps his own spirit in the Massasi temples.

Review: A really chaotic story with lots of important happenings. It is a very confusing story, but so is war, confusing. This story is about war, treachery and punishment. The power of the Dark Side is not to be underestimated - that is the hard lesson the Jedi have learned in this story.

The art- average. Nothing spectacular. It is very similar to "Dark Lords of the Sith." The people and the faces look good, all the new alien species look terrible. The ships look terrible and really look more like living creatures. At least the art remains the same thru the book - it doesn't get worse like in Dark Lords.

Good story, good art. Nothing special, only chaotic, just like war; that's why it fits perfectly into "Tales of the Jedi."

Title: The Sith War
Series: Tales of the Jedi
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Review by: Lt. Vex Aldrin