Dark Lord of the Sith, Vol. 4: Fortress Vader (Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith #4)

There’s a lot of interesting world building in this one, from a mask inhabited by a Sith Ghost (more or less; something we could use more of now that we know how often the Jedi do this), portals to a possible world beyond death, more hunting down Jedi, and Vader’s fortress–which I barely remember as a thing anyways.

It’s a solid volume, but not quite up to the level as what came before. Still worth a read.

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Dark Lord of the Sith, Vol. 3: The Burning Seas (Star Wars: Darth Vader - Dark Lord of the Sith #3)

Well that’s a fascinating addition. It takes what we’ve already been seeing– Vader solidifying his power in the time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope–and takes us to the Mon Cala system, home of Admiral Ackbar. And yes, it is in fact a trap.

It’s a fascinating way to expand a bit of the Star Wars universe I at least didn’t know much about, getting a bit of the tension between two different intelligent life forms on one planet (which I suppose we’ve also seen on Naboo) and fleshing out a race we’ve only seen a little about before. All from the point of view of our favorite black suited, heaving breathing menace.

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