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
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!
I loved learning the backstory to the rise of Palpatine, as well as finally learning about the mythical Darth Plagueis.
I would compare this to Star Wars: Kenobi, in that it's centered around a single character.
Darth Plagueis. Daniel Davis was amazing, and his voice lent a genteel and powerful air to the character.
Star Wars: The Episode One We Always Wanted
Awesome to listen to and be apart of. This brings you through the first episode. Slow to some people but I loved the details of the whole story.
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