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.
“When we started this project, we really wanted to delve into the Sith side of the story,” says Jim Becker, president and publisher of becker&mayer! “We tried to imagine what kind of history lay behind their pursuit of absolute power. And how the Sith would hide their secrets over time. The innovative package our team came up with in collaboration with Lucasfilm, including the incredible Holocron case, is inspired.”
As each Sith Lord rose to power and then fell, the knowledge he gained vanished with him. Or so it seemed … Delve into the dark with BOOK OF SITH: Secrets from the Dark Side.
STAR WARS® fans can find out more about BOOK OF SITH at http://www.amazon.com/bookofsith, where they may also pre-order the deluxe special edition., which will release in February to coincide with the theatrical release of Star Wars Episode 1/The Phantom Menace 3D.
BOOK OF SITH: SECRETS FROM THE DARK SIDE by various Sith Masters (and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wallace), becker&mayer! 160 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1612182615, ISBN-10: 1612182615. $99.99. Fully illustrated-color illustrations. National on-sale date: February 10, 2012. Available athttp://www.amazon.com/bookofsith and at bookstores nationwide.
The six texts are written by: Sorzus Syn, Darth Malgus, Darth Bane, Mother Talzin, Darth Plagueis, and Darth Sidious.
Daniel Wallace is the New York Times bestselling author of The Jedi Path and Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Characters as well as a dozen more books that explore the underpinnings of the Star WARS® universe, including Star Wars: The Essential Atlas and The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia. He is a regular contributor to Star Wars Insider magazine and assembled the questions used in the Star Wars Trivial Pursuit game. In addition to making many contributions to the galaxy far, far away, he has written for universes including Indiana Jones, Smallville, Supernatural, DC Comics, and Marvel Comics.
Daniel Wallace is available for interviews. Please contact Elena Stokes, Wunderkind PR, cell: 917-887-0784, email: elena(at)wunderkind-pr(dot)com, to book an interview with the author or to request an excerpt of the deluxe special edition of BOOK OF SITH.
For more than 25 years, becker&mayer! LLC has created hundreds of innovative books that inform and entertain readers of all ages. BOOK OF SITH is one of several dynamic STAR WARS® tie-ins created this year by the Bellevue, Washington–based book packagers. Visit http://www.beckermayer.com for more information.
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