Title: Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith
Author: Kevin J. Anderson (illustrated by Dario Carrasco, Jr.)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Year Published: 1996
This story takes place nearly 5000 years before the Battle of Yavin (depicted in Episode 4: A New Hope).
It focuses on 2 starpilots, brother and sister Gav and Jori Daragon, who stumble upon the long lost Sith Empire on the planet Korriban.
It also focuses on the inner struggle within the Sith Empire between 2 hopeful dark lords, Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh after the death of the reigning dark lord Marka Ragnos, whose reign brought about the “Golden Age of the Sith.”
The storyline continues in….
This story occurs right after the events of Golden Age of the Sith, which ends when the new Dark Lord of the Sith, Naga Sadow, follows Jori Daragon back into the Republic in an effort to start a conquest of the galaxy against the Republic.
These actions resulted in the Great Hyperspace War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. These trade paperback depicts the major battles that were fought in this war including the Battle of Coruscant and the 1st and 2nd Battles of Korriban.
Here is a little bit of background for those that aren’t huge Star Wars geeks like me. Thousands of years before Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader and even Darth Sidious came on the scene, there was a huge falling out and a civil war between the Jedi. Some began using new powers that were forbidden and were thus known as Dark Jedi. The result of the Civil War being that these dark Jedi were exiled from the Republic. They found a planetary system that was inhabited by a race of beings called the Sith. The Sith treated these dark Jedi as gods so these dark Jedi ruled over the Sith, calling themselves dark lords. The overall ruler of the Sith took the title Dark Lord of the Sith.