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 really enjoyed this because it had so many secretive and powerful moments that made smaller insignificant theme more important because of what you know about the characters highly recommended I had to listen to it twice because there were so many secretive nuggets
This is the culmination of everything Darth Bane started... and I loved every bit of it.
James Luceno really knows how to capture the essence of the Dark Side and tells an amazingly intricate and jaw dropping story that keeps you wanting to know what's next at the end of every chapter. Literally couldn't put it down until I was finished. Almost the same here with the audio version.
Plagueis was an amazing character and portrayed superbly, I thought.
Really anytime Plagueis activated or performed the culmination of any of his many plans and schemes. It was always new and fresh and made perfect sense in hind-sight. I loved that. without spoilers: My favorite part is when Plagueis and Palpatine celebrate their much needed victory.
You should read this book if you're into Star Wars. It may not be canon but I have a strong suspicion this book may be a strong influence into the future of Star Wars canon none-the-less. Great read/listen in any case.
This audio book allowed me to play the events, narrated, in my mind with spectacular vision. The theatrical sound track and voices gave every character a life of his own. This is by far one of the best Star Wars audio books I have listened to thus far. Well thought out and scripted, there are several moments that will live on in my memory. The sadest part for me, the closing credits.
I honestly can not think of anything lacking from this story. Very well written and put together and the narration is excellent! Great all around story and a must read in the Star Wars EU!!!
The Darth Plagueis story was absolutely wonderful. Getting to know The Dark side of the force and its recent history was great. a lot of great experiences.
Rise to Power
It characterises Darth Plagueis and Sidious. Through explaining the fears, ambitions and plans of the one it gives us insight in mind and character of the other. Although, or perhaps because Plagueis is a mere supporting role in his own novel, we learn much about the true protagonist: Palpatine. More than any other Star Wars novel I know this one reveals the nature of the Sith. The striving for power that does not tolerate being second in line. Not even when it comes to beeing second character in another ones story.
"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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