Another fine Star Wars book where the Sith are the heroes for a change. Darth Zannah is one of the coolest characters in the Expanded Universe, right up there with Mara Jade and Jaina Solo.
This book is completely original. The first book in the series was based on a graphic novel (The Golden Age of the Sith, by Kevin J. Anderson). Having read the graphic novel already, I found that book less fun. This is not happening here, in the third book.
What I really like about Mr. Karpyshyn's books is that they make it all logical. The Sith do not appear as one-dimensional bloodthirsty monsters ruled by nasty impulses. They appear as logical persons who face difficult odds and still manage to win (from time to time) through courage, skill and intelligence. So nice to see things from this perspective too. I love this new trend in Star Wars. Kudos to James Luceno and Matt Stover, btw, for starting it in Labyrinth of Evil and Revenge of the Sith.
The book's ending begs for a fourth book, IMO. That's good, I can hardly wait for the next installment in the series.