Book of the Sith: Secrets of the dark side

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  1. Theron Solo Jedi Master

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    Anyone know where I can get a hold of this book with JUST the book? The case seems cool but i don't really want to spend 45 plus for a book. I'd like to buy just the book, and if anyone has read it, is it even worth getting? thanks in advance
  2. Dark-Fox Jedi Grand Master

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    It looks as though the hardcover edition is coming out May 2013 and according to amazon.co.uk will be priced at around the same as the Jedi Path hardcover.

    I recently got the vault edition Book of Sith and I like it more than I thought I would. It hasn't given me any significant insights but I really like the flavour and atmosphere each sections in universe author brings; I could totally picture Darth Malgus jotting down his frustration by the dying light of a millitary lamp as the pounding of Howler Cannons in the distance occasionally rattle his desk.

    Sorzus Syn's journal detailing the early days of becoming Dark Lords of the Sith was fascinating even though I have difficulty accepting the more magical nature of sith sorcery like curses and so forth. It was fun looking through at the pages about the beasts of the sith, remembering my days playing KOTOR and encountering a Terentatek on Korriban.

    The artwork is really nice and adds a great deal to the books appeal.

    I would point out that while I rate The Book of Sith highly, I don't have the EU knowledge that many others do. I haven't read that many novels, never touched a comic and don't play The Old Republic MMO (though I wish I could, loved KOTOR and KOTOR 2!). Because of this, much of the information was new to me and prompted a trip to Wookieepedia (any excuse, eh?) for further reading. So be careful, if you now your Sith this book might just tell you everything you already know.
  3. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    I got mine here in Australia at 'Big W' which is kinda a like a Walmart I think....for $50. Got the Jedi Path the same...
  4. Dark-Fox Jedi Grand Master

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    What do you think of them Adalia? I wish the Jedi Path felt a little more like it was written by several authors like the Book of Sith manages to pull of.
  5. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    I've not actually read the Book of Sith yet, but have read most the Jedi Path. I find it fascinating and intriguing. The 'point of view' thing plays a huge part if you read the quotes by various sith and jedi. Reading it makes me feel more like a nerd than I did before!
  6. Dark-Fox Jedi Grand Master

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    :) I hear you, one must give in to the inner (and outer) nerd. The books are designed to be "in universe" and that's exactly how they make you feel. I like those quotes you mentioned. I smiled when I saw Kenobi's comment on the six-armed saber-wielder.
  7. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Yeah, had a few 'smile' moments while reading......and at first I felt bad for having the Sith Book, but one must know one's enemy! :p
  8. Dark-Fox Jedi Grand Master

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    I think that includes me now :)
  9. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Another Sith.....lovely. :p
  10. Dark-Fox Jedi Grand Master

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    Once more we rule the galaxy and we shall have peace. ;)
  11. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    I find that unfortunately either book is cost-prohibitive. I can't afford them. I really want both though. I think that since I know so 'much' about the jedi it would be interesting to see the Sith more closely.
  12. tsunami1138 Jedi Master

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    It would definitely be interesting to read about that which I need to avoid, as a Light Guardian :p

    I've got the Vault edition of the Jedi Path, and I love it. Unfortunately, the corresponding Book of Sith is around £60 here in the UK, and in my current unemployed state, I can't really justify buying it right now.
  13. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Its out for $50 here in Australia, thats what.....25 Pounds over there?
  14. tsunami1138 Jedi Master

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    It's about £30-35, actually.

    As I say, that's significantly cheaper than it is here. I can only find the thing on Amazon, and it's £60ish. Which I imagine is close to $100. Slightly prohibitive.
  15. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Just a bit...I was able to get them both for that $100.....notes in the sides of the Sith Book are very interesting....Luke hid this book from the Galaxy for sometime......makes you wonder why?
  16. tsunami1138 Jedi Master

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    Are you talking about the Vault editions, or just the books?

    He probably wanted to avoid the circumstance of it falling into vulnerable hands. A book like that must be steeped in the Dark Side, just like numerous Sith artifacts.
  17. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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  18. tsunami1138 Jedi Master

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    ...That's rather annoying.
  19. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Not trying to be mean....just the facts ;)
  20. tsunami1138 Jedi Master

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    Ah well. I'll just have to keep hoping for that lottery win...
  21. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    My copy of the Jedi Path cost just £9.90....hope that's not an evil omen!
  22. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    What?? That's like $18 !! I paid $50 for mine!! :eek:
  23. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Sorry, quite true -- but it wasn't the Vault Edition that you have, just the plain and simple book.
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  24. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Oh, then I feel much better about it......phew!
  25. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Book of the Sith (probably also the plain version) will be available at my online store in 137 days (claimed) for £12.99.
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