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
Great performance by the narrator. I'd listen to anything he reads after hearing this one. The story was great if you are a Star Wars fan which I am. A couple of points where things were a bit obvious or left hanging but it's Star Wars so we aren't expecting to change the world except through ticket sales. It was entertaining and that's what I was after. If you are after the same thing and you enjoy the series pick it up.
Yes. It makes the listener feel as if he is an exclusive insider in the workings of the powerful throughout the galaxy where the films made you focus mostly on the adventure and fates of a few popular characters.
Very well paced and thought out. A plot to make Dr. Doom envious.
His voice fit the contemplative personalities well but could use a bit more distinction between the impressions.
Sort of. Made me really think and appreciate the larger world of Star Wars. The best written book of the saga that I've experienced.
This would make a good live action drama. A sort of Sci-fi version of Rome or the Borgia, sadly the sex and cursing wouldn't fit so well.
This ranks among the top of the books I've listened to. Daniel Davis made this one even better and it already stood tall by itself as a great book.
The story has everything you'd want in a Star Wars book. The back-story on the characters is thorough and quite entertaining. You get a little piece of everyone's story in this book - from Darth Maul, Count Dooku and some other prominent Jedi
I have not but I will now.
I am not that kind of listener but it was very good nontheless.
If you like Star Wars this is the one for you.
Great Read! As close to cannon as you can get for an EU book! I can't say enough about it. I wish all Star Wars novels could live up to this one. The book explained much of the backround for Ep I. I absolutely loved it!!
There's so many of them!!! Watching Plagueis and Sidious manipulate everything and everyone, And Explaining some of the backstory and motivations of Sifo-dyas and Doo-koo was very well done.
It was my first time listening to him. I was impressed with his voice quality and tone. To be honest, No disrespect to the other Star Wars voices, but He was a welcome change. I won't miss the brooding, monotone of some of the other readers. I do love Jonathan Davis though, but this was a nice change, especially considering a lot of the book involves dialogue and not action sequences.
Seeing Mauls backstory! Very cool!
A must read or listen to for every true Star Wars fan!
well written story, shows how lords plageus and sidious set the stage for the prequel trilogy. Daniel Davis's narration was exceptional, giving depth and personality to the greatest Sith Lords since darth Bane
Listening to it again immediately after finishing, to experience Sidious claim the mantle of sith'ari
The dark side. Best way to put it.
Dark Side Rises
I've read and listened to dozens of star wars books. This may be my favorite one
This book was just an incredible incredible nice story to listen to. I was actually pushing and pushing for more and more towards the end. I did not want it to end. It it truly well written and the different voice effects for the characters and the in depth reasoning behind their decisions was really good to know.
the story was great. All the history that was brought forward was great for any Star Wars historian. The narrator on the other hand, in my opinion, lacked what it took to bring justice to the book.
I am a photographer here in Omaha, and love to get lost inside of an audiobook. I enjoy a variety of books at the gym all the way home!
This has to be one of the most entertaining books I have read from the Star Wars saga!
The telling of the story of how Palpatine came into power and how his master influenced him from an early age.
The Sith training while Palpatine was young.
Yes, Superb writing coupled with excellent narration by Daniel Davis makes for the best star wars book ive read in years. If you were dissapointed by darth revan, and the legacy of the force/fall of the jedi series then your in for a real treat
mature writing, excellent narration
My only wish is that it was longer, i would love to have someone write a star wars book of this caliber that was as long as the game of thrones series
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