He was the most powerful Sith lord who ever lived... but could he be the only one who never died?
“Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise that he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying." -Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived. Possessing power is all he desires. Losing it is the only thing he fears. As an apprentice, he embraces the ruthless ways of the Sith. And when the time is right, he destroys his Master - but vows never to suffer the same fate. For like no other disciple of the dark side, Darth Plagueis learns to command the ultimate power... over life and death.
Darth Sidious: Plagueis’s chosen apprentice. Under the guidance of his Master, he secretly studies the ways of the Sith, while publicly rising to power in the galactic government, first as Senator, then as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.
Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, Master and acolyte, target the galaxy for domination - and the Jedi Order for annihilation. But can they defy the merciless Sith tradition? Or will the desire of one to rule supreme, and the dream of the other to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?
From the Hardcover edition.
©2012 James Luceno (P)2012 Random House Audio
Yes I would listen to this book again. The narrator did a stupendous job.
Darth Sidious. This story told how Darth Sidious became so hungry for power.
The great voice acting.
What does that mean?
I couldn't pick one.
Voices to the characters.
I don't know.
We see how the prequel films come together due to the plans of two Sith Lords.
Like other SW audio books, this is recorded with an appropriate selection of background music and sound effects which add to the great story line.
The building of the character of Darth Sidious is astounding. Shame this wasn't covered in SW: Episode 1.
No, I have not listened to other books by Davis, however I will look for future SW books by him.
I didn't want to listen to this book is just one sitting, not because it was bad, but rather because I kept wanting to go back and relisten to sections to make sure I understood the history behind the key SW characters.
If you hated SW:Ep1, but liked the other stories in the first Lucas trillogy, then you must read this book. Darth Plagueis not only sets the SW Saga into motion, it is key to understanding the character of Pampaltine. It's a shame that this story line was not included in Ep1, it would have made Ep1 so much better. At first I was disapointed that this book overlaping Ep1 as none of the other books have ever done this. By the end of Darth Plagueis, I was quite happy that the book did overlap Ep1 as it provided a better understanding of the characters and the early storyline of the entire SW Saga.
Although by different authors, I must say that if you enjoyed the SW books by Timothy Zahn, you will probably enjoy this book.
Darth Plagueis is another great book in the Star Wars series. After growing accustomed to the voice of Marc Thompson as the narrator for many Star Wars novels, I did not know what to expect from Daniel Davis; he did not disappoint. I would recommend this book to Star Wars fans (and non-Star Wars fans alike) for a great story. Other than expected violence (what can one expect from a Sith Lord?), there is no objectionable material (e.g., offensive language or sexual content).
Say something about yourself!
This book brings a lot of clarity to the new Star Wars movies that is needed to help fill in the gaps. I am a fan of the new movies (though badly acted and scripted) because of the politics and subterfuge that goes on within the great Republic. The down fall of the Jedi and the takeover by the tyrannical Sith make it a neat time for those interested in the genre.
Anyway, it was well written and I recommend it highly.
Unlike some of the other Star Wars books, this one can be followed if you never had read any of the other books, and just know the movie. Yes I would recommend this to a friend.
It gave the behind the scenes history leading up to 6 movies.
Most memorable scene was when Sidious killed his family.
The power of the dark side.
Other than the Thrawn series, this was my favorite.
This book actually contributes to the EU and the Star Wars films. it broadened my view of Episodes 1,2,&3 and how they effect 4,5,&6. this book is fantastic and a must read/listen to for ANY fan of Star Wars whether you read other EU books or not
Yes. There was so much going on in the story it's worth a second listen.
Sidious' complete destruction of his master. I knew it was coming, but I'd prepared myself for an epic battle between master and apprentice, not complete domination.
First time hearing Mr. Davis perform.
Personal Quibble: Sifo Dyas, Mr. Davis pronounced it SEE-fo DI-as, cannonically (Episode II Movie) pronounced SI-fo DEE-as. It might just be me but I cringed every time it was said.
Great back story on some Star Wars characters.
If you are a Star Wars fan, you'll love it.
I have already listened to this book twice and I plan on listening again. It fills in so much about what happened before the Star Wars movies.
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