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
I love Star Wars and I love this book! This book is pretty simple but has a great story and gives insight to the foundation of how the main plot line of the Star Wars universe got its beginning.
Great story and performance. This novel sets the stage for the events leading up to the The Phantom Menace. I really enjoyed getting to see the relationship between Palpatine and his master, Darth Plagueis grow and evolve, while gaining more insight into the philosophy and mindset of the Sith and their Rule of Two. The actions set in motion by Plagueis and Sidious ultimately led to the downfall of the Jedi and the Galactic Republic. This book is very well written and the narrater, Daniel Davis does an excellent job at engaging the listener.
This was my first audiobook and I loved it, the story was incredible and the narration impeccable, that along with the effects and music created a vivid picture in my head, when I closed my eyes it was like I was watching it All play out, even more personal then a movie. Great story great reader great performance!
I was intrigued to start this story to learn how the emperor came to be. This novel did not let me down at all. The narrator did a outstanding job and I recommend to any one. Good job
The story is great, it sets a great stage for The Phantom Menace and also gives the listener a look into the Sith. The performance was mostly great. The reason for the markdown was the performers "female" voice. I understand it doesn't have to be perfect but it is borderline distracting. Other than that, I have no complaints.
Wonderfully written and performed. Answers so many questions from the Prequel Trilogy. Also explains the Sith, which in the movies get hardly any screen time.
A look into the origin of Palpatine through the eyes of his Master. Gripping and intriguing.
The narrator does a pretty good job with most of the voices though, gets a bit confusingly similar with the different Senate humans. Also, in my opinion, Darth Sidious and Palpatine should have had different tonal qualities from each other.
Because this view of Palpatine is thru Darth Plagueis we don't get to be inside Palpatine's head as he masters the Dark Side. A perspective I was hoping to gain. Alas.
A great book however! Very enjoyable!
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