Book Of Sith author Daniel Wallace with Laurel Woods at NYCC
Some of you may remember my MTV Geek online interview with Daniel Wallace at last year’s NYCC where he talked about his book The Jedi Path. Daniel took time out of his busy day at the Con to stop by MTV Geek’s HQ and say hi! We chatted over some black coffee as I looked into his dreamy eyes as he told me what he’s been up to. And well now Daniel’s gone over to the dark side and has written a book on how the dark side lives in his new book Book of Sith – a collection of Sith texts written throughout galactic history.If you remember the insane packaging of The Jedi Path, you won’t be disappointed in the Book of Sith’s packaging. Here are the official specs:
The 160-page book features a faux-leather cover with debossing and heat stamping. Five removable artifacts—including a scrap of a Sith burial shroud, a battle map from the Great Galactic War, a diagram of Palpatine’s master plan, an Empire propaganda poster, and a note from Luke Skywalker—are tucked within the pages of the book. The book’s elegant design showcases original illustrations by acclaimed STAR WARS® artists, including Paul Allan Ballard, Jeff Carlisle, Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas, Russell Walks, Terryl Whitlatch, and the illustrators of Aristia/Hive Studios. The book and two accompanying mementoes—a Sith crystal and a Sith talisman—are enclosed in a mechanized blood-red and black Holocron case, which opens at the touch of a button with flashing lights and sounds. Dan let me hold his precious prototype here, seriously people this thing is AWESOME:
Gusto took a video of here to show you!
And Daniel told us the actual sound of the Holocron case closing has sound bites from the Lucasfilm archive of the arc of the covenant closing in the original Raiders of the Lost Ark. HOW COOL IS THAT?
Here’s more about the book:
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. Fragments of five essential dark side texts were passed among numerous Sith and Jedi—Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Asajj Ventress, Mace Windu, Quinlan Vos, and others—who added their comments to the pages. Through the years, Darth Sidious pilfered and secreted away these texts, along with various objects created by his most powerful predecessors. Using this collected knowledge, the Emperor wrote his own manifesto, a sixth text, as well as a preface for the compilation. Each original text sheds light on the plots, exploits, and philosophy of the infamous Sith Order.
For years these texts and various accompanying artifacts remained concealed within a mysterious pyramid-like case. But now, with this recovered collection, all students of the Force can unleash the power and the madness of the dark side.
Daniel took some time out of his busy day to teach me a couple of Sith secrets…Try saying THAT three times fast!!
Book of Sith comes out February 10th, 2012. You can also now buy The Jedi Path book regular edition for just 12 bucks or cheaper, sans vault. Put THAT in your pocket!
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