I often heard that people would criticize the Star Wars prequels because of their preoccupation with politics and "trade wars" as opposed to the original trilogy. I believe that the story proves that the prequels actually started about 50 years too late. This was a fascinating look into the origins of the Emperor. Lines that were just random dialogue in episodes 1, 2 and 3 are expounded upon in this excellent book. Who commissioned the clone army and why? Who was Darth Maul? Why was Darth Vader unable to use force lightning? All of this backstory is explained. This should've been the story to be told in the prequel's. One could only hope that we will get this as a series of movies sometime in the future. But this is an excellent audio book that tells an amazing story of the Sith from the point of view of the Sith.
First, the story was just great. I really appreciate the the Star Wars universe more than I ever did before.
Daniel Davis was amazing. I forgot that I was listening to one narrator! the overall production was top notch. I know this is a short review but if you like Sci fi you owe it to yourself to get this audio book. In my opinion it is one of the best books I have ever listened to.
Excellent book with fantastic performance. Some moments touch directly to scenes in the phantom menace. They should have made this instead.
Highly recommended to all SW fans, not sure it would be as enjoyable for others. The story explores a side of the SW universe that is only touched on by the movies. Great performance and a good story!
this book was so slow it was painful
it was a good story just very slow
Overall this book was great! I've always been a fan of Star Wars novels and this one did not dissapoint. Additionally, the narration was very good. My only complaint being when the narrator did female voices. There were very few female characters so this was not a big issue.
This story gives amazing backstory to the start of the Star Wars saga, setting the stage for the events that occur in the Phantom Menace. It also gives a deep insight into the mind of a Sith Lord.
I just finished it for the fourth time...love it! The history it contains, the realism of the story, the grasp with which it grabs you...makes me want to learn more deeply about the Jedi & Sigh orders.
The Thrawn trilogy and The Bane trilogy were both great stories. This one however was the first that I've read that ties directly into one of the films. Actually this one consequently ties in to all of the films. It's a very deep and interesting look into the events that took place to bring about what we eventually saw in the films old trilogy