Star Wars: The Old Republic Inhabitants, NPCs, and Deceived Novel

LucasArts and BioWare's official Star Wars: The Old Republic website has seen quite a few updates today, starting with the announcement of a new "Deceived" novel that tells the story of the Sith Lord we saw in last year's impressive cinematic trailer, Darth Malgus. There are also new profiles for three of the game's most influential NPCs - General Garza, Mandalore, and the aforementiond Darth Malgus - and a new inhabitants section that profiles Gormak, Trandoshans, AR-34 Enforcer Droids, X2-C3 Imperial Astromech Droids, Gundarks, and Salky Hounds. The novel announcement to follow:
You first experienced the devastating might of Darth Malgus on the day that changed the galaxy forever during the Sacking of Coruscant. Now you can learn more about the man behind the mask in the latest novel set in the same time period as Star Warsâ„¢: The Old Republicâ„¢!

We're pleased to announce a remarkable new novel entitled Deceived, which tells the story of Darth Malgus and gives fascinating insight into his rise to fame and glory as the Sith Lord who destroyed the Jedi Temple. This stunning narrative finds our dark hero battling a veteran Jedi Master, setting the stage for the affairs and betrayals surrounding the last battle of the Great War before the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant.

Deceived is being written by Paul S. Kemp with the BioWare and LucasArts teams' full cooperation and creative consultation to bring you an accurate account of the explosive incident and the ruthless man behind it.

Published by Del Rey, this 256-page hardcover book will be priced at $27.00. Mark your calendar to pick up your copy of Deceived going on sale December 28th, 2010. It's a gripping read and and a terrific opportunity to become further immersed in the stories of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

And while we understand there is thirst for knowledge of the dark lord's past, many are curious about what has happened to Darth Malgus since the Sacking of Coruscant. Learn more about this enigmatic character as he appears in The Old Republic by accessing the latest Biography update of Darth Malgus!

About the Author: Paul S. Kemp is a speculative fiction writer in Grosse Point, Michigan. He has written nine Forgotten Realms fantasy novels, and recently expanded into the Star Warsâ„¢ expanded universe with Crosscurrent, a standalone Star Wars novel featuring Jedi Knight Jaden Korr and a shipload of ancient Sith out of time and place.

When he's not writing, Paul practices corporate law in Michigan, which has inspired him to create some believably corrupt villains. But whether he's writing sword and sorcery, science fiction, or space opera, his work is always dark, gritty, and character driven. For more information on Paul S. Kemp or to read a sample of his writing, visit