By: Dominic Jones
In an exciting follow up to the announcement of Paul S. Kemp's upcoming Star Wars novel, Lords of the Sith, set within the new EU continuity, Kemp has teased one exciting detail from the plot. Kemp posted on his official website,
"I can say a few things more about the book: First, as is apparent from that spectacular cover, the book features Vader and Palpatine. It also features a character who I’m not allowed to name just yet, but who appeared in The Clone Wars animated series. In terms of where it fits in the timeline, Lords of the Sith is set after the Revenge of the Sith film and before the forthcoming Rebels television show."
A Clone Wars character? Who could it be? The official preview synopsis reads,
When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely solely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail. Created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group. Coming March 2015. Jacket art by Aaron McBride.
I'm sure it's a bad idea to speculate, but that sounds to me like it could be either Ahsoka or Darth Maul leading the insurgency. While that's what I'd like to see, it seems unlikely. Given the popularity of Ahsoka and Maul, I think its more likely that they would show up in Rebels (set years after Lords of the Sith) and I get the impression that whoever is going up against Vader and Plapatine is going to be hard pressed to make it out alive.
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