Star Wars completists will not want to miss out on Star Wars – Book Of Sith: Secrets From The Dark Side. The book is a faux Sith bible, complete with lost texts from the Dark Side of the force and even Luke Skywalker’s ‘handwritten’ notes.
The Book Of Sith is interesting (and easy) to read and you learn a great deal about the Star Wars expanded universe from the text. The book is written as a series of lost texts and entries from assorted Sith (Darths Vader and Maul included), before it allegedly fell into the hands of the Jedi, hence the annotations from Mace Windu, Yoda and Luke Skywalker.
There’s much to enjoy in Daniel Wallce’s book, although it’s mainly aimed at younger readers or hardcore Star Wars fans who want to delve deep into the history of a ‘hokey religion’ and the psyche of their favourite characters. On occasion the text comes across as a bit frivolous and you have to really commit to it to find enjoyment. However, there’s much for fans to relish if they surrender to the Dark Side of the force. I mean, who hasn’t wanted detailed notes on building your own lightsaber, or been curious about the origin of the title Darth?
The Book Of Sith looks very impressive (‘most impressive’), the hardback cover will look delicious on any budding Jedi’s reading shelf. High quality drawings and varied paper styles help this to have a certain ‘authenticity’. It may not be for everyone, but I’d highly recommend the Star Wars – Book Of Sith: Secrets From The Dark Side to young Padawans.
Star Wars – Book Of Sith: Secrets From The Dark Side from Titan Books is available on 19th April RRP £12.99