The Sith have a rich and tumultuous history within the framework of the Star Wars universe. From their beginnings on Korriban, to the rise of numerous Imperial threats against the Old Republic, to the Rule of Two that culminated in Palpatine’s rise to power, and beyond to Darth Krayt’s One Sith ascendency of the galaxy. Since Star Wars was released in 1977, Expanded Universe creative teams have enriched the tapestry of Sith history, and the current Knight Errant creates a new thread in this tapestry.
Set 30-odd years before Darth Bane extinguishes the old misguided Sith and institutes the Rule Of Two, Knight Errant focuses on a time where the Sith Empire is nothing more than a large galactic territory shattered by the greed and quest for control among bickering Sith Lords. The ruling Sith impose authoritarian regimes upon the people who populate their worlds, rich with propaganda and continually destroying the wills of the populace.
Star Wars fans, it may be time to update to the digital era of reading: recently, Random House FINALLY released a vast majority of the expanded universe novels in e-book format. The release had been long awaited by fans, and vendors such as Amazon are now offering the full catalog of Star Wars titles from Bantam and Del Rey, both owned by Random House.
To coincide with the release, Del Rey released an e-book trailer, which you can check out at the bottom of this post.
Star Wars fans rejoice! Dark Horse has just announced a new way to satisfy your Star Wars cravings.
Fan favorite author John Jackson Miller (Mass Effect: Redemption, Knights Of The Old Republic) has will be writing Star Wars: Knight Errant first as an ongoing comic series to be released later this year, and then next year as a novel to be published by Del Ray Books. The novel will be set in the same era and feature the same characters but following them in an all-new adventure.
Knight Errant will introduce us to Kerra Holt, a young Jedi who’s about to realize that her role in the galaxy is far more important, and vastly different than she could have ever imagined. The series and novel will be set one thousand years before Episode I, in the “Dark Age of the Republic.” This pivotal time in the history of Star Wars has been largely unexplored, until now.