This author managed to fill gaps and make seemingly meaningless items of the first three Star Wars movies make sense. I watched them after and actually enjoyed them because they fit better.
Overall great narration and storytelling. This book provides a framework for the prequels and in my opinion makes them better. A must read if you wish to understand all of the behind the scenes dealings in the star wars universe.
This is an engaging story told well and led by two fascinating characters. While there are moments of action, the real highlight is intrigue and scheming and politics.
The book does a good job of presenting Sith ideology as something reasoned and believable if not necessarily something the reader sympathizes with. This makes the villains nuanced and interesting rather than pure evil.
While not canon anymore, the Sith lore and background prior to the NT is excellent, and it's a book that offers a lot of food for thought about the best ideas in Star Wars, good and evil, light and dark, self interest vs sacrifice and central vs widespread political authority.
Amazing story about Darth Plagueis and the roots of Darth Sideous. Episode I makes a lot more sense from the information we get from this book. The beginning was slow but the plot progresses to have many spots where I couldn't stop listening.
This book lays out the foundation for Episode I in brilliant detail. If you ever had any questions about why Naboo was such a big deal, this will answer all your questions.
very interesting story makes episode 1 make sense it would be very interesting to see a mini series made of it kind of wish there was more lightsaber battles and stuff but it's more of a political intrigue kind of thing
the complexity or the words the writer used in this book were confusing at times but most political persons usually are. haha but the story and characters were well done and vary compelling. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a book for the story. only thing negative I have to say was there wasn't enough action but over all well done.
The author kept getting lost in unimportant details, such as the politics of a fictional universe. Very short on action.
I had read good reviews of this book. I really struggled to get through this book.