This book is very well written and adds a lot to the prequel trilogy, but is bogged down at times to the point of being painful to read with all of the things wrong with episode 1. If you really want to learn more about star wars it is worth it, if not I wouldnt recommend it
Overall the story was great and had some action in it too but this book is just as much about plagueis as it is about sidious. definitely would recommend.
The fact that this is no longer canon is upsetting. This book does so much to add to the first episodes, to bad it isn't true. James Luceno does an excellent job of closing plot holes and adding so much depth to the universe. Let's pray for a stand alone movie or Netflix series...I am the force and the force is with me
one of the few star wars books I have struggled to finish. Having read all of the Darth bane series. This doesn't really come close. I felt that the part where sidious kills plaguis was very dry, anticlimactic, and unsatisfying. The author must have known that any SW fan was waiting for that moment, yet didn't deliver. All that being said I loved the performances and I enjoyed the sci Fi sound FX throughout.
This book soundly renewed my love of Star Wars. The narration was incredible and the story is closer to canon than I think any other work that I know of.
If you're looking to expand your knowledge of the Star Wars universe this is where you need to start.