Darth Plagueis: Star Wars Legends Mass Market Paperback – 1 Oct 2012
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A tale of two Sith: At long last, the story of the mysterious Sith Lord, Darth
Plagueis, and his apprentice, Darth Sidious, is revealed! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
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 another to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. See all Product Description
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It was refreshing to read from the point of view of the Sith for a change. Darth Plagueis was a most intriguing character. The machinations of the Sith were complex and how they turned out was riveting to read.
Definitely one of my favourite Star Wars books, if not THE favourite.
After Plagueis found Palpatine, a telling that was thin at best, Luceno parts from Plagueis's story to focus on the larger plan, a larger plan that centers around Palpatine. Little time is spent as to how Palpatine learns the Force from Plaqueis, and even less time is spent on grasping the connection the two men have to each other. In my opinion Luceno fails in bringing light to the wisdom and experience that Plagueis has to offer as both a Master and a teacher. Instead, we as readers, are exposed to a more simplistic telling of Palpatine's rise to political power.
The main bulk of this book focuses on the study of how Palpatine fits into the world around him. Every once and a great while we are exposed to scenes that ring familiar to what we know of other Sith stories but, for the most part neither Sidious nor Plagueis are great examples of the Sith we know and love. Darth Bane, and the teachings left by his reign, are spoken too often, however, neither of our Sith Lords completely fall into the Sith mold. As I read this book I often thought of both Lords as book smart but never street smart.Read more ›
This Book is a fantastic story it is everything that can be when a star wars author gets it right, and is a stark contrast to Revan, yes the book still has preview chapters of other novels but unlike in Revan where the story cam to an abrupt end there is no feeling of being cheated but the rather a one of satisfaction.
The Author of course wrote the fantastic sequel to Revenge of the Sith which was also a great book, and he does not disappoint here as gets Palpatine so right to the point you the reader can not sometimes see Palpatine manipiulations or rather you don't realize until later that Palpatine has engineered what is taking place. This book is highly recommendable to all star wars fan but especially those let down by the Revan novel. Just brillant
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Star Wars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book, I think, is a definite read for any Star Wars fan or enthusiast. It tells the story of Palatine and his Master, their History together as they journey through life a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Simon
I went into this purchase already knowing more than your average Star Wars fan regarding the lore behind the character Darth Plagueis. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Marsun
Being a huge fan and collector of all things Star Wars, novels are no exception!
The book arrived on time and was packaged appropriately so the book was in good... Read more
I chose this book on a whim, I've never read any of the Star Wars books previously and had no desire to do so? Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. A. Rogers
Awesome book, following the new movie release I have started reading all the books from the earliest period, this is top notch. ThanksPublished 1 month ago by Chris
I would gladly recommend this book to any star wars fan, but not without warning you first. The book is more of a "half Plagueis story - half Sidious origin story", which is by no... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed this one, I loved how James weaved the our side of The Phantom Menace. I'd recommend to any Star Wars fanPublished 3 months ago by Adam Griffiths
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