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
"Two there should be, no more no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it."--Darth Bane
Darth Plegueis vs Venamis, his retaliation vs the ex king of naboo. And if you have heard or read Maul: Lockdown you know how the bando gora get their weapon used to attack the Dark Lord.
Darth Bane Trilogy, and Maul: Lockdown. They all make you want to see the Dark Lord prevail.
Darth Tenebrous. But his Palpatine was great considering we all already know one voice for him, he was excellent. Nute Gunray, the Neimodian was hilarious.
Every beautiful word. This book is amazing beyond compare in Star Wars literature.
Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It's a Sith legend...
His brilliant voice, his intensity, I wish he could narrate everything.
yes. i'd listen to it every day if i could.
If you are a Star Wars fan, listen to this audiobook!
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!
The narrator Daniel Davis is a master of voices. Each character had his own distinctive voice. He portrayed characters from the movies perfectly. Dooku, Palpatine, Gunray were straight from the movie screen. The music and sound effects added significantly.
Seeing events play out over a long period of time thru the eyes of Plagueis.
Plagueis, Sidious, medical droid, Dooku
No, but it was fun and I looked forward to listening to it each day.
I wish this narrator would do more Star Wars books.
An easy listen. This story gives great insight into the evil that is Darth Sideous. The films portrayal of the character do him no justice but leave him looking more like a wicked old witch than a powerful Sith Lord. This in depth look into Palpatine's journey to the dark side give much more insight into just how deep his evil runs, how utterly powerful and purely sinister he truly is. Now, having heard this story, its easy to see how someone of conscience like Anakin could have been so easily swayed. Anakin was a simple boy at heart. He lived, loved, and hated with his heart on his sleeve. Palapatine never had a heart to begin with. Educated, refined, and expertly trained in the Dark Side of the Force. Only Anakin in his redemption could have defeated him.
This book and Star Wars: Tarkin are great lead in stories that provide history and explain personalities. Learning about Palpatine's youth, development and apprenticeship help provide a good visual of the man and his actions in the early books. I like that it lead us right into the early moments of Episode 1.
The story itself was fascinating as it offers a look at the lives and rise to power of both Plagueis and Palpatine, and is a great prequel to The Phantom Menace. The music, sound effects, and voice work made the story very immersive.
I don't know what book I could compare to it because it's the first Star Wars novel I've listened to.
Daniel did a great job portraying all of the characters but my favorite would probably be Darth Plagueis. You learn to realize how important he is in the grand scheme of Star Wars.
At points throughout the story I started fear Plagueis because you realize just how powerful he was.
This book sparked a huge interest to learn more about the different characters that were mentioned and others that exist in the lore. I hope it does the same for you too.
I'm now addicted to star wars books 😍 this story nit only provided nessecary back story to the Saga i watched as a kid but now i can brag about my knowledge of the force!
"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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