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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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Want to see this made in a few years

It fills in the history of sidious, like to have seen plagueis be a little aggressive but it's a really nice addition to the story line. Probably a better story than rogue one...and it was very good also

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Oh I'm not brave enough for politics

What made the experience of listening to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis the most enjoyable?

I really like delving into the mysteries of the Force. It was my favorite part of the KOTOR 2 game, and hearing more about it is a great treat. The voice work was done well too, and Davis does a good job of bringing characters to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Darth Plagueis. I always enjoy a confident, powerful character that is in control, rather than being a stumbling fool throughout a story.

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Like any novel in this time, Luceno's work had to work hard both to create an interesting story and to explain away or even plug the gaping plot holes George Lucas left in the Prequels. There is a lot of set up and political machinations that can get a little tiresome mostly because I wanted to get back to Sith stuff, but it does all build up properly and cast things in the movies in a better light.

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love it

this is the best Star Wars book in my opinion, this next to The Darth Bane Trilogy

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OMG soooooo good!

This is probably the best star wars book ever written. The mystery, the untrigue, it's all here.

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How the Sith came to power

For any star wars fan this is a must read/listen. The story explains the plot holes in the new trilogy in how the Emperor's master was actually able to manipulate key players and bring the republic and Jedi down. The author brings in events from other books and the comics for those who know the story's and shows how they connect to the rise of the Sith. The narrator is pleasant to listen to, and does well with matching voices to characters. the snippets of sound effects and beloved SW music helped enhanced the story.

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Great Book

Great narrator and story. I really want this book to be cannon, and or be adapted to a film.

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A little boring for my taste

I found this particular story rather drawn out and pretty boring actually. I would much rather listen something from the Bane era.

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Awesome!

Great story telling! It was thrilling and seductive to see the Dark Side's rise to power!

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awesome

a simply must read for anyone.
you will understand the sith way properly.
also the movie(s) of this book would be great.

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Amazing story!

Great story, for very well into the time line and as a stand alone story. Good ending but I want to hear more.