Lost Tribe of the Sith: Purgatory is much later on the timeline than the previous short story. Politically it feels like time has passed, however culturally a lot of things don’t make sense. For instance, the culture hasn’t expanded in an entire millennium, and the hierarchy is more or less the same. So this is a small problem.
As far as the characters go, john Jackson Miller does have a certain gift for creating characters you like. They’re not always the most original characters but they are easy to identify with. However, it’s really the ending that makes this short interesting, though I won’t give much away. So the short story has a lot of to offer but with a few flaws. However it makes up for it by being a quick and enjoyable read.