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
Episode 1 wasn't bad, but Palpatine's back story makes that first movie a lot better. Very well done. Audio performance was very entertaining. This was my first Star Wars book but it will not be my last.
This was an amazing story abd I loved every bit of it. Since im so busy and really don't have a chance to actually sit down and read a book, I love that I could just put my headphones in while being busy and listening to a story. very well read out by the narrator.
I've never been a fan of the prequels. This book fills in the story telling gaps left by Lucas in the prequels.
Great book. I highly recommend it.
acting, music, and sfx were cool, but the story was mediocore. This tale of a Sith can't stand next to any of the Bane novels but if you like the feel of SW dark side novels your time won't be wasted here.
Loved the way the narrator told the story, but the story itself lagged in some places and rushed others. Still, it was a pretty good book that almost erupted in the gruesome light saber death of any fencer that disturbed me while I listened to it.
This book was amazing and the performance even better. Even after the last three films, (the first three in the storyline) I still found myself asking questions! How was this Palpatine guy elected? What is this Trade Federation? And so many other questions.
After reading this book, you'll be drawn to see the movies all over again. You'll appreciate and understand everything that came to be. Reading (hearing) this book was like turning a light on the entire story. It was awesome!
And to top it off, the performance, narration, sound effects, and voices brought the story alive! Great job producers for bringing this book to life!
I wholeheartedly recommend it to fans and curios alike. It won't disappoint.
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