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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis | [James Luceno]

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

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. 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. as Chancellor, and eventually as Emperor.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    "Dark, brooding, and uninspired."

    While interesting as a setup to the prequels there are no interesting revelations here. This book revels in the philosophical aspects of the dark side. Large Machiavellian plans are constructed, political wrangling occurring. But the characters involved uninteresting, and one note. Their interesting character traits either never fully explored, or ignored when the plot requires. And the final conflict the book spends the whole time building to.(since we are shown the aftermath first) is a non event.

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    "A worthy re-read"

    Excellent! Darth Plagueis tells you everything you need to know about the Dark Lord of the Sith! A worthy re-read

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    This was a stellar story to give a beginning more to Palpatine rather than Plagueis. I found it extremely entertaining for a origin story.

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    I really enjoyed this story. It started off really slow and felt like some of the history and bantering dialog at the beginning could have been cut down. After the story finally gets rolling, though, it's a great one.

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    I very much enjoyed this audio book.
    A well written story and superb narration. Story finishes at the end of episode 1.

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    "Should have been called rise of darth Sidious"

    I love the story...explains a lot. It took a while to get used to the sound effects though...

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    "Tiresome and uninspired."

    Everything that was wrong with The Phantom Menace in book form. endless plodding dialogue, an agonizing emphasis on politics and business deals, and friggin midi-chlorians. Luckily no attempt is made at comic relief.

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    This book was great! The story was great and the narrator was perfect. A must read for a Star Wars fan!!

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    Episode 0 pretty much; very good, if you like the movies you will enjoy the book. Gives the history of the emperor.

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    Wonderful story telling.....as if watching a movie. I also recommended it to a friend. Enjoy.

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