Lost Tribe of the Sith: Pantheon
by John Jackson Miller
Published by Del Rey
Adrick's Rating: 3 out of 4
In Pantheon, the world of Kesh is falling into disrepair. It’s been twelve-hundred years since Yaru Korsin crashed the Omen into the planet, and since that time, the leaders of the Tribe gather every 25 years on the anniversary of Yaru’s death to listen to a reading of their founder’s Testament. But now a new piece of Yaru’s message has come to light, and if the current Historian can’t figure out the meaning, the already fractious world of the Sith could explode into chaos…
John Jackson Miller picks up the tale of the lost Sith even further down the timeline, presenting Varner Hilts, a caretaker of Sith records on war-torn Kesh. Hilts is an amusing character, a Sith Lord who acts like a disillusioned civil servant. I enjoyed seeing his office routine disrupted by rival Sith factions, an event that causes Hilts to realize that the records he keeps hold unknown secrets…
Pantheon is an engaging little story that leads up to a great cliffhanger—I’m really interested in seeing what happens in the next installment!
The revelation that the Sith’s timekeepers were exactly eight days off was just a little too convenient…I realize that there isn’t a lot of space to work with in these short stories, but still.
Naga Sadow, apparently.