i hope this story or something close to it becomes canon. it makes Palpatine/Sidious more interesting. the plot tied together well. the force "philosophy" is well-explained, as is the grand plan of the sith. definitely a good story.
It was awsome to hear a story from the sith POV. The narrator is fantastic. He gives the story life and substance
Lucero does a good job of plumbing the depths of the dark side, giving us insights into Sith psychology. We learn that Plagueis was far from myth. In actuality, he was a critical part of Darth Sidious's background and origin story. But he had a life beyond Sidious, and Lucero does a great job to show us this life in its details.
It had some small issues with the story and the ways that Lucero failed to weave it into the established canon. Nevertheless, on the whole Lucero shows himself to be a capable, powerful storyteller.
I'd recommend this to anyone interested in becoming a Sith Lord…or just curious about the process.
The prequel to the prequels. This book offers the reader a glance into the life of the most sinister vilians of the star wars galaxy. The author expertly ties in this story to the movies (all three of the prequels) in such a way that leaves the listener feeling satisfied as If he's now being told the answers to questions he wasn't aware he had! Mr. Davis's narration, dark and deep, adds to the overall feel of the book drawing the listener deeper into the story and the expanded universe. If there is one book I wish was still considered Canon, it's this one. A must read.
If you like the politics, instead of fighting, you'll love this book. for me, it was just ok compared to Bane trilogy which was amazing. worth listening to, as a prequel to the first movie as it introduces Annakin and has a very nice tie in tiki the movie.
This was by far the best Prequel story that should have been a movie. it ties everything together so that episode 1,2, and 3 make perfect sense to the Star Wars universe. It even makes those movies enjoyable VS annoying.
I have already listened to several books by James Luceno including some from the New Jedi Order Series and Millenium Falcon.
A lot of times it would be the over-telling of the most mundane and mindless details that I would often have to skip ahead 30 seconds at a time. And for the parts I didn't skip, I found myself falling asleep to.
While it does show us the rise of Palpatine/Sidious and gives a little more insight into the Phantom Menace, I found it incredibly boring. Most of it was due to Luceno's writing, while in some way it was Daniel Davis narrating Luceno's story.