Paul S. Kemp is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels Star Wars: Crosscurrent, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Deceived, and Star Wars: Riptide, as well as numerous short stories and fantasy novels, including The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel. Paul S. Kemp lives and works in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with his wife, children, and a couple of cats.
"A compelling tale [that] gives us new insight into the relationship between Darth Vader and his master, Emperor Palpatine."--New York Daily News
"Endlessly fascinating . . . a tale [that is] not just
compelling but completely thrilling."--Big Shiny Robot
"The best novel so far in this new era of official canon Star Wars stories."--IGN "Packed with action . . . hard to put down."--Seattle Geekly