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
this is a great story it leads perfectly into the prequel movies and answers a lot of questions that weren't previously answered in the movies ,it's a great listen and James luceno does a amazing job
Every single part of this book is well written and every single part is important. The reading by Daniel Davis is phenomenal; he definitely has a knack for it. It strengthens the Star Wars saga and, in my opinion, is essential for Star Wars canon (even though I don't think it is anymore). I must have listened to this more than 10 times over the past few years.
This is thee best book of all the Star Wars trilogies. I have read, listen, and watched everything there has to do with Star Wars and I can honestly say I hope Disney makes this into a movie because it will answer so many question and fill in so many holes between episodes 4,5,6 This is a must read for anyone who loves Star Wars and wants to learn about origins of the Sith Lords and where senator Palpatine came from. Just an amazing job a must read!
great story. this was my first audio book, and it was simply awesome. the background music combined with the expert narration ...... i dont know if I want more star wars stories or more narration by Daniel Davis.
Voice acting is extremely well done.
Story is interesting, engaging, and ties in extremely well to the Star Wars Universe.
Characters are emotionally engaging, and despite the known story, the novel still manages to deliver plenty of surprises. This is by far one of my favorite Star Wars audio books.
I enjoyed it a lot. Be advised: there is less action and more to do with the politics and philosophical thought concerning the dark side. excellent voice acting.
Not only does it explain the story of Palpatine/Sidious, it speaks to the possible rumors of who Supreme Leader Snoak is. It leaves off at the beginning of Episode II, which is excellent.
"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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