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For the ruthless Sith Order, failure is not an option. It is an offense punishable by death-and a fate to which Commander Yaru Korsin will not succumb. But on a crucial run to deliver troops and precious crystals to a combat hotspot in the Sith's war against the Republic, Korsin and the crew of the mining ship Omen are ambushed by a Jedi starfighter. And when the Sith craf For the ruthless Sith Order, failure is not an option. It is an offense punishable by death-and a fate to which Commander Yaru Korsin will not succumb. But on a crucial run to deliver troops and precious crystals to a combat hotspot in the Sith's war against the Republic, Korsin and the crew of the mining ship Omen are ambushed by a Jedi starfighter. And when the Sith craft crash-lands, torn and crippled, on a desolate alien planet, the hard-bitten captain finds himself at odds with desperate survivors on the brink of mutiny-and his own vengeful half brother, who's bent on seizing command. No matter the cost, Korsin vows that it will not be his blood and bones left behind on this unknown world. For the way of the Sith leaves little room for compromise-and none at all for mercy.


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For the ruthless Sith Order, failure is not an option. It is an offense punishable by death-and a fate to which Commander Yaru Korsin will not succumb. But on a crucial run to deliver troops and precious crystals to a combat hotspot in the Sith's war against the Republic, Korsin and the crew of the mining ship Omen are ambushed by a Jedi starfighter. And when the Sith craf For the ruthless Sith Order, failure is not an option. It is an offense punishable by death-and a fate to which Commander Yaru Korsin will not succumb. But on a crucial run to deliver troops and precious crystals to a combat hotspot in the Sith's war against the Republic, Korsin and the crew of the mining ship Omen are ambushed by a Jedi starfighter. And when the Sith craft crash-lands, torn and crippled, on a desolate alien planet, the hard-bitten captain finds himself at odds with desperate survivors on the brink of mutiny-and his own vengeful half brother, who's bent on seizing command. No matter the cost, Korsin vows that it will not be his blood and bones left behind on this unknown world. For the way of the Sith leaves little room for compromise-and none at all for mercy.

30 review for Precipice

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I am a huge star wars fan and am reading as many of the expanded universe novels as I can so when this series popped up for free I was on board. Unfortunately, I didn't like this one very much. The story seemed okay but the writing style leaves much to be desired. This was choppy and difficult to follow, causing me to go back and re-read several passages just to try to make sense of what was going on. If this had been a full length novel I probably would have given up on it before finishing. I h I am a huge star wars fan and am reading as many of the expanded universe novels as I can so when this series popped up for free I was on board. Unfortunately, I didn't like this one very much. The story seemed okay but the writing style leaves much to be desired. This was choppy and difficult to follow, causing me to go back and re-read several passages just to try to make sense of what was going on. If this had been a full length novel I probably would have given up on it before finishing. I have started the second story in the series - Skyborn- and it seems to flow much easier and I am liking where it is going but this first entry in the series was a bit of a chore to get through.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    Just decent. Hopefully, the series gets better as it goes on.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ivy

    4 🌟 Very good. Liked the characters, especially Yaru Korsin. RIP Devore. Hope the Sith will be able to get back in space. Wonder if Seelah will kill Yaru. Can't wait to read Skyborn!!!! 4 🌟 Very good. Liked the characters, especially Yaru Korsin. RIP Devore. Hope the Sith will be able to get back in space. Wonder if Seelah will kill Yaru. Can't wait to read Skyborn!!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Williams

    Look, I love Star Wars. I'm a nerd, and frankly, between Star Trek and Star Wars, I'd take a lightsaber over a phaser any day. Give me the Millenium Falcon please, not the Enterprise. I know the names of obscure Jedi who didn't make it into the movie, the names of their planets, so on and so forth (my favorite Jedi is Quinlan Vos, for those of you taking notes). With that said, I did not enjoy this. I realize its the start of a series so there's foundation to be laid, but ... seriously? It was j Look, I love Star Wars. I'm a nerd, and frankly, between Star Trek and Star Wars, I'd take a lightsaber over a phaser any day. Give me the Millenium Falcon please, not the Enterprise. I know the names of obscure Jedi who didn't make it into the movie, the names of their planets, so on and so forth (my favorite Jedi is Quinlan Vos, for those of you taking notes). With that said, I did not enjoy this. I realize its the start of a series so there's foundation to be laid, but ... seriously? It was just - in a word - lame. To me anyway, you may love Star Wars and open it up and love it. It was free on the Kindle store - the only reason I bothered to pick it up. Even now I feel I overpaid somehow.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Plot: In the book Precipice the time frame is around 5,000 years before the battle of Yavin (BBY) during the time when Sith were great in numbers. A Sith ship carrying invaluable goods was just shot out of hyperspace, and landed on an alien planet that is unknown to anyone. The commander, Yaru Korsin, thought quickly on his feet and was able to crash the ship without killing everyone aboard, even though if he loses the cargo they will all wish they were dead. Once on the planet the Massassi, Sit Plot: In the book Precipice the time frame is around 5,000 years before the battle of Yavin (BBY) during the time when Sith were great in numbers. A Sith ship carrying invaluable goods was just shot out of hyperspace, and landed on an alien planet that is unknown to anyone. The commander, Yaru Korsin, thought quickly on his feet and was able to crash the ship without killing everyone aboard, even though if he loses the cargo they will all wish they were dead. Once on the planet the Massassi, Sith warriors, immediately started having an allergic reaction to the planet and they all died. Yaru’s step-brother, Devore Korsin, does not agree with anything Yaru does. Devore is constantly arguing with the commander and has gained many lackeys. It seems that there might be a mutiny if they don’t get off the rock soon. Yaru decides to make the decision to check the ship, even though it could kill him at any moment, for any way to send a message to the rest of the fleet to rescue them alone, but Devore sneaks along behind him. In the ship Yaru discovers Devore high on a Sith rage drug. The brothers decide that only one Korsin will leave alive. Characterization: Yaru Korsin is a smart leader and always does what is most important for him. That is just the Sith way. Yaru has high family values as he has a deep love of his father. He could care less about his brother however. Yaru became a leader in the military at a young age thanks to his father. Yaru is a very capable young man that would be able to hold his own in any situation. Audience: I would recommend this book to science fiction fans, Star War fans, and maybe fans of dramas because this book is definitely a Star Wars science fiction thing with maybe a hint of a dramatic effect. I would not recommend this book to people who do not enjoy science fiction, Star Wars, or short books that leave things left unsaid because that is what this book does. This book is not restricted by gender as both boys and girls can enjoy it equally. I would recommend that the reader be at least 14 years old because the content is for more mature readers. Personal Response: I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. This is because it opened up a different part of the universe that I haven’t experienced yet. There were different characters, different politics, and different concepts. I loved the information that the book gave me. Star Wars is my life and it is always a treat to read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Zach Ellerbrook

    I actually read the entire series, but it's really not worth reviewing all of the books. While most Star Wars books really take you into the universe created by the movies, Lost Tribe of the Sith was more like Lord of the Flies with lightsabers. There were passing mentions of ancient Sith Lords Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh, but other than that, this story was almost completely removed from the Star Wars universe. I actually read the entire series, but it's really not worth reviewing all of the books. While most Star Wars books really take you into the universe created by the movies, Lost Tribe of the Sith was more like Lord of the Flies with lightsabers. There were passing mentions of ancient Sith Lords Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh, but other than that, this story was almost completely removed from the Star Wars universe.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ryan Lawler

    Precipice is the first book in John Jackson Millar’s Lost Tribe of the Sith series published by Del Rey in 2009. This series is made up of short stories, set in the Star Wars universe 5000 years Before Battle Yavin (BBY), that follows the story of a Sith tribe lost on a strange planet. Each story is approximately 60 pages long and all are available for free in most ebook formats. Precipice follows the story of Commander Yaru Korsin and the crew of the Omen, a Sith mining ship, who are ambushed in Precipice is the first book in John Jackson Millar’s Lost Tribe of the Sith series published by Del Rey in 2009. This series is made up of short stories, set in the Star Wars universe 5000 years Before Battle Yavin (BBY), that follows the story of a Sith tribe lost on a strange planet. Each story is approximately 60 pages long and all are available for free in most ebook formats. Precipice follows the story of Commander Yaru Korsin and the crew of the Omen, a Sith mining ship, who are ambushed in the middle of a critical delivery mission and forced to crash land on a desolate planet. Stuck on the planet with an unrepairable ship and all forms of communications destroyed, Commander Korsin must deal with a desperate and unruly crew, fighting to retain his place as leader, while trying to figure out how to complete his mission. I think the best description for Precipice is that it’s solid without being spectacular. The story is easy to read and easy to understand, with the Star Wars elements used to enhance the story rather than to define the story. There are some subtle expansions on previously unexplored Star Wars elements which will satisfy long suffering fans, the writing is not very complex which will make it accessible for those new to the Star Wars universe, and the foreshadowing of major events to come makes readers want to keep reading. The problem for me was that for all the work done foreshadowing major events, the story never really reached a noteworthy climax. I feel like this was a lost opportunity as the nature of Star Wars lends itself to high-octane action scenes which in this case never got out of first gear. As I said previously, solid without being spectacular. The composition of the Star Wars universe has been well established over the past 30 years, and with Precipice Millar is tapping into a large source of material that has been largely unexplored. While Precipice may have been a little underwhelming in terms of action, it did a lot of work laying the foundations for the future and I expect this series to get much better as the characters and their relationships start to get fleshed out a little more. Through a combination of good writing and staying true to the essence of Star Wars, Millar has created an intriguing world full of interesting people that not only expands on the Star Wars universe, but can also be read and enjoyed by those without any prior knowledge of the Star Wars universe.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Stephens

    This is a blanket review for all of the Lost Tribe of the Sith stories (1-7 have been published as of this review) since there currently isn't any way to review them as a whole. All in all, I found this to be one of the most enjoyable facets of the Star Wars universe I have come across in a long time. These books can sorta stand on their own as their own story as the reader could read these without knowing anything else about star wars and not have to worry about missing references or not unders This is a blanket review for all of the Lost Tribe of the Sith stories (1-7 have been published as of this review) since there currently isn't any way to review them as a whole. All in all, I found this to be one of the most enjoyable facets of the Star Wars universe I have come across in a long time. These books can sorta stand on their own as their own story as the reader could read these without knowing anything else about star wars and not have to worry about missing references or not understanding certain details. The Sith society presented in the stories is less like what I've come to expect from other Sith in Star Wars but seemed more like Drow society as was presented in RA Salvatore's The Dark Elf Trilogy- the people are evil and power hungry but there is some sense of order and rules in their society. The biggest impression these stories left me with is that they were a nice break from the usual star wars adventure novel. They were more like their own saga due to the fact that story deals with a period of time spanning well over a thousand years and involves numerous main characters who come and go with the passing of time rather that the usual episodic nature that most of the other novels (which deal with individualized conflicts which occur within a much shorter time frame.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Austin Bartel

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I liked this book, granted I like anything to do with Star Wars. I liked when Captain Korsin gave into the dark side and killed his half-brother. I also liked the space battle in the beginning and all the detail that came with it. PLOT Captain Yaru Korsin, of the Sith fleet, is the captain of the starship Omen. He is coming back from a mission to get crystals for Naga Sadow. The crystals are to be used to aid the Sith in the battle against the Jedi. Korsin's ship is shot down and he crash lands on I liked this book, granted I like anything to do with Star Wars. I liked when Captain Korsin gave into the dark side and killed his half-brother. I also liked the space battle in the beginning and all the detail that came with it. PLOT Captain Yaru Korsin, of the Sith fleet, is the captain of the starship Omen. He is coming back from a mission to get crystals for Naga Sadow. The crystals are to be used to aid the Sith in the battle against the Jedi. Korsin's ship is shot down and he crash lands on an alien planet. Many people die and many others are injured. When the survivors set up camp, Korsin goes back to the ship only to find that his half-brother, Devore, is already there and has been for some time. Devore took a drug called Red Rage before Korsin got there. Korsin and Devore got into an argument on who should be the leader of this mission. Things got so heated that they had a lightsaber duel until only one returned to camp. RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE I would recommend this book to anyone that likes Star Wars. This book takes place during the Old Republic so it could help anyone who wants to learn more about what happened before the movies.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    This was a free e-book and I can see why. The writing style is poorly constructed and hard to follow, I had to read several passages a number of times to be able to follow what was happening. It didn't help that despite being such a short book (just 28 pages long) there was many characters introduced in a short amount of time. This made it hard to follow who people were, and made the story even harder to follow. The basic story is quite interesting if you take the time to pick apart the hard to f This was a free e-book and I can see why. The writing style is poorly constructed and hard to follow, I had to read several passages a number of times to be able to follow what was happening. It didn't help that despite being such a short book (just 28 pages long) there was many characters introduced in a short amount of time. This made it hard to follow who people were, and made the story even harder to follow. The basic story is quite interesting if you take the time to pick apart the hard to follow writing, the characters are okay but not really given enough time to become interesting. I will probably give at least a couple more books in the series a try since they are free and short. The edition I had included an excerpt from "Fate of the Jedi: Omen", for which the "Lost Tribe of the Sith" is a prequel to, from the excerpt this appears to be a very well written book and worth looking out for.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    I am tagging it with a 1 star as it wasn't very good, but I can see how this series might, and I mean might be ok if that. It was free that I got from my kindle and that is exactly what I would have paid for it. Actually I am not sure who got the better deal... It really is a short story, like 4 chapters maybe? The begining was really confusing and there were a ton of names to try to deal with. It is about some Sith's making a flight with some cargo that crashes on a planet unknown to them that t I am tagging it with a 1 star as it wasn't very good, but I can see how this series might, and I mean might be ok if that. It was free that I got from my kindle and that is exactly what I would have paid for it. Actually I am not sure who got the better deal... It really is a short story, like 4 chapters maybe? The begining was really confusing and there were a ton of names to try to deal with. It is about some Sith's making a flight with some cargo that crashes on a planet unknown to them that takes place 5,000 years before New Hope or anything like that. So it is one of those things like who cares or if you love Star Wars want to read. I am just taking a break from my normal stuff to see what it is about. I have already started the 2nd one and it is slightly better, but I sure hope this series actually leads to something...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sasstronaut

    I find this story well written and as the first story I've read by this author, I am impressed. The story does not spell everything out for you, so requires you to think. If you can keep up with and enjoy those kinds of stories, then I would recommend this to you. The characters are expressed very well as are the relationships between them. Although this was a short story, it read like a full book and carried over well. I found the story engaging and the dialogue smart. Miller was able to gracef I find this story well written and as the first story I've read by this author, I am impressed. The story does not spell everything out for you, so requires you to think. If you can keep up with and enjoy those kinds of stories, then I would recommend this to you. The characters are expressed very well as are the relationships between them. Although this was a short story, it read like a full book and carried over well. I found the story engaging and the dialogue smart. Miller was able to gracefully shed light on past events coloring what was happening without losing you or getting disjointed. Although I haven't read too many Star Wars novels, I wasn't lost a tall. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cassie Hawkings

    This is the first novella in a series of 8. Set before the time of the films and the Extended Universe after the events of Return of the Jedi, this book and its sequels follow the a Lost Sith Tribe in 5,000 years BBY (Before Battle of Yavin). The writing isn't the greatest. It's something even 8 year olds can read. As much as I love reading about the Extended Universe of Star Wars. I certainly would not recommend it. The grammar is horrible. It's as the story had a once over check for grammar ho This is the first novella in a series of 8. Set before the time of the films and the Extended Universe after the events of Return of the Jedi, this book and its sequels follow the a Lost Sith Tribe in 5,000 years BBY (Before Battle of Yavin). The writing isn't the greatest. It's something even 8 year olds can read. As much as I love reading about the Extended Universe of Star Wars. I certainly would not recommend it. The grammar is horrible. It's as the story had a once over check for grammar however, I am pleased that the spelling is correct. I am also finding that the characters are not all that interesting.

  14. 5 out of 5

    This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For

    A short story making up the first part of a small series, this tells the story of a group of Sith who crash on a planet. There's nothing wrong with the story, but it's not particularly griping either. A short story making up the first part of a small series, this tells the story of a group of Sith who crash on a planet. There's nothing wrong with the story, but it's not particularly griping either.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jeremiah Johnson

    After finally reading the Golden Age of the Sith and Fall of the Sith Empire comics, I now have the back story to this short story that I was missing the first time I read it. Now that I have the context of the story, it isn't bad. Not great, but not bad either. After finally reading the Golden Age of the Sith and Fall of the Sith Empire comics, I now have the back story to this short story that I was missing the first time I read it. Now that I have the context of the story, it isn't bad. Not great, but not bad either.

  16. 5 out of 5

    11811 (Eleven)

    This is my first Star Wars book and I'm completely unfamiliar with the mythos outside the storyline of the movies so this was a little difficult to follow but with constant reference to Wookieepedia, I am still enjoying it. This is my first Star Wars book and I'm completely unfamiliar with the mythos outside the storyline of the movies so this was a little difficult to follow but with constant reference to Wookieepedia, I am still enjoying it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lyndon

    Very well done, but part 1 of 6 I think. UPDATE: Here's a more complete impression of the first 6 books (novelets, really) in this series, which make up a complete novel. https://residentialaliens.blogspot.co... Very well done, but part 1 of 6 I think. UPDATE: Here's a more complete impression of the first 6 books (novelets, really) in this series, which make up a complete novel. https://residentialaliens.blogspot.co...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    Almost incomprehensible. That's how densely written this is. Almost incomprehensible. That's how densely written this is.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kristy

    Was an okay story, I enjoyed the lightsaber battle between the two brothers...but otherwise it was just so-so. And it's also extremely short. I read this one and the following 2 parts in one night. Was an okay story, I enjoyed the lightsaber battle between the two brothers...but otherwise it was just so-so. And it's also extremely short. I read this one and the following 2 parts in one night.

  20. 4 out of 5

    I DRM Free

    Ok, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve read a Star Wars book. In fact I got these for free YEARS ago from Amazon but never got around to reading them because I didn’t want to read them on a computer screen and when I got an e-reader I had forgot about them. Anyway, the night was getting late and I needed to read something quickly, I saw this on my Goodreads list and decided I will start reading them. So I will be reading this series for the next 8 days. And all that was to say that I don’t remember Ok, it’s been a LONG time since I’ve read a Star Wars book. In fact I got these for free YEARS ago from Amazon but never got around to reading them because I didn’t want to read them on a computer screen and when I got an e-reader I had forgot about them. Anyway, the night was getting late and I needed to read something quickly, I saw this on my Goodreads list and decided I will start reading them. So I will be reading this series for the next 8 days. And all that was to say that I don’t remember a whole lot about Star Wars canon other than I realize that Disney has thrown it all out except the movies. But I’m pretty sure Sith were always just one Master and One protege. However in this books there seems to be tons of them, who star ships full coming from many different races. The book talks about how Humans have slowly started becoming the primary Sith by interbreeding but that would mean Humans didn’t innately have the ability to use the force but some alien race were the original force users. This flies in the face of everything that I knew previously to be canon. However I do admit, I don’t know when this novel was supposed to have taken place. This could have been thousands of years before the original movies or the prequels. As to the book itself and not nitpicking the canon stuff, I thought it was quite well written. However during the fight toward the end of the novella I found myself getting confused when it was throwing names around constantly, but some of that could have been I was just tired. Anyway, it’s a pretty decent story. Talks about a time and side of the Force that we don’t really get to know much about. So I’m pretty excited to read the rest of the novella’s in the series. However it does have DRM, so I have to bring it’s rating from a 5/5 to a 4/5.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Julianne Redmon

    Great introduction to the characters that we see as the series continues. The reader comes to understand what drives Yaru Korsin as they crash land on this new world. I don't want to give too much away, but you come to understand who some of the key players are going to be as the story of the Lost Tribe of the Sith progresses. It also introduces the overarching fear that colors the world of the crash survivors: what will Naga Sadow do should he find them? Everything that Korsin does is based on Great introduction to the characters that we see as the series continues. The reader comes to understand what drives Yaru Korsin as they crash land on this new world. I don't want to give too much away, but you come to understand who some of the key players are going to be as the story of the Lost Tribe of the Sith progresses. It also introduces the overarching fear that colors the world of the crash survivors: what will Naga Sadow do should he find them? Everything that Korsin does is based on this premise and how to best protect himself should it happen. Throw in a hostile environment and a completely incapacitated ship and you have a great beginning to the saga of the Tribe.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lina

    After not reading Star Wars books for a while, it was really nice to get back into the world. The book was neither special nor perculiar but I still enjoyed it. Because it's that short you don't really get the chance to know the characters. Especially at the beginning things happen pretty quickly and I had problems keeping the characters apart. One thing that annoyed me was, that sometimes it isn't clear which of the brothers is talked about since the author only uses the surname. But it was fun, After not reading Star Wars books for a while, it was really nice to get back into the world. The book was neither special nor perculiar but I still enjoyed it. Because it's that short you don't really get the chance to know the characters. Especially at the beginning things happen pretty quickly and I had problems keeping the characters apart. One thing that annoyed me was, that sometimes it isn't clear which of the brothers is talked about since the author only uses the surname. But it was fun, the setting is interesting and I'm going to check out the next book in the series.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    This was an interesting little tidbit into the Sith world. I don't read much Star Wars, something I'd like to change eventually. It felt too short but I still liked it. I have a few more of the series and will finish what I have already. This was an interesting little tidbit into the Sith world. I don't read much Star Wars, something I'd like to change eventually. It felt too short but I still liked it. I have a few more of the series and will finish what I have already.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Matthew

    A little short for my liking, but a good start to what could be a good book series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Trey Waltman

    Interesting look at the Sith. Short but interesting enough to keep my attention. Looking forward to reading more.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Paxton Holley

    DOne of 7 short stories that precedes CrossCurrent and Fate of the Jedi. Meh. Didn't really grab me. DOne of 7 short stories that precedes CrossCurrent and Fate of the Jedi. Meh. Didn't really grab me.

  27. 5 out of 5

    sha

    yeah i don't love star wars enough to finish this series yeah i don't love star wars enough to finish this series

  28. 4 out of 5

    Britta

    Good for setting up the rest of the short stories, seemed to say to follow, this one didn’t hold my interest as much. Had to use wookiepedia to look up a few things

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alana

    I haven't read much about the early Sith before so I'm intrigued at the start. Will be interesting to see what happens to them on this planet. I haven't read much about the early Sith before so I'm intrigued at the start. Will be interesting to see what happens to them on this planet.

  30. 4 out of 5

    REDD

    Use Wookiepedia to have a more clear picture of the story and/or character .

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