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 keep my self rather busy and love how a good book can unplug me from reality just enough to remember I'm alive.
Shame its no longer in the real star wars story. Loved the perspectives from the dark side and how it all would have tide in with the movies.
the way this story goes keeps you entertained. it ties into the movies quite well. I for one hope that a certain character from this had a role in The Force Awakens...Supreme leader Snoke is WISE!!!
If only half of this had made it into the films....this book really brings to life the political intrigue Dark Side machinations that surrounded and fomented the events in Episode I, giving it far more impact and significance to what was to come in Episodes II and III. Just goes to show just how cheated we all were to the quality of story that ended up being the prequels.
This was a great book. It's also a great example of Star Wars storytelling at its finest. It does an amazing job of being a great, original story, while still falling in line with all the original movies and stories.
ive been practicing the ways of the dark side since i was old enough to read. This book has done more than tell a great story, its helped the sith cause by contributing to my research of midichlorean manipulation. The revenge of the Sith is once again near!
The story is already very good Davis made it excellent !read flawlessly with a genuine care to deliver and respect the author and the star wars spirit ! This book explains Sidious and Plagueis a most to any star wars Fan i would read again anytime thank you! !!
"In my top ten of Star Wars book favorites."
One of the best in the Star Wars literacy greats.
How Palatine becomes so evil, yet true sith.
His voice commands the book with such resonance. bestowing the essence of the characters.
True unbridled misuse of power for one`s own ends.
Just a great book read by a true star of audio deliverer.
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