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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

by James Luceno

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Filled with intrigue, politics, commerce, science, and deception, Darth Plagueis tells the tale of Sidious’ master from the beginning of his reign until Palpatine’s election as Supreme Chancellor. It follows his study of the force and his success in manipulating medichlorians to kill, to heal, and even to bring back the dead. It follows Palpatine’s apprenticeship and ascendency through the political ranks. It describes the careful machinations that led to the Separatist faction and the eventual war. Filled with information about planets and species, including a great deal about Plagueis’ species, the Muun, Darth Plagueis provides a new perspective on the time leading up to, and continuing through, the events of The Phantom Menace. Lucedo is, as always, an entertaining writer. His descriptions are vivid, his dialogue engaging, and the story flows quickly while being memorable and informative about the world during the beginning of the fall of the Republic. ( )
  Ailinel | May 1, 2015 |
Definitely my favorite Star Wars book to date. Great character development of both Plagueis and Palpatine that adds so many new layers to the mythos surrounding the prequel trilogy. This book actually enhanced my viewing experience of the prequel films. The author also does a wonderful job of incorporating references to the overall Sith plan established by Darth Bane and developed for hundreds of years by each pair of Sith up until the point of Sidious himself. Luceno even tackles the controversial topic of midichlorians and develops the biological basis of the Force into a very interesting plot regarding the origins of Anakin and the scientific side of the Sith. Overall, a great read and a great starting point for new readers to the Star Wars books. ( )
  JLMess | Apr 22, 2015 |
12:41 PM (7 hours ago)

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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

The James Luceno treatment on the Palpatine aka Darth Sidious background. Excellent book telling about the Rule of Two, of a Sith Master and Apprentice, that also provides details of for how long the Fall of the Jedi has been in the works, leading up to Episode 1.

Darth Plagueis is the central character of the book but somehow it appears that the book is more about Palpatine. It will be interesting to see how stories of the Sith lords are told in the new canon. ( )
  Daalvarez23 | Mar 25, 2015 |
Fills in some of the gaps about the Emperors Palpatine background, as Dark Plagueis was his teacher. A book that immerses you in the Sith Side of the Star Wars Universe, very well written, adding information and facts to the bigger Star Wars Universe that you don’t learn from the movies. This book does the Star Wars universe justice, I am a big fan of the Sith side of the Star Wars universe. This book will hold its own against all other Star Wars books out there, cannot think of anything negative about this book. Brilliant book, they should make this book into a movie in the star wars series, lets hope Walt Disney do at sometime in the future. ( )
  Claire5555 | Jan 7, 2015 |
A decent read in very familiar territory. Interesting to read the back story on the Emperor. ( )
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Sith Darth Sidious: / More the main guy in book of / Darth Plagueis the Wise. (legallypuzzled)
"Always two there are" / Is Sith teaching, except when / The plot needs one more. (legallypuzzled)

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Darth Plagueis, a Sith Lord who knows the Dark Side so well that he has power over life and death, joins forces with his apprentice, one-day emperor Darth Sidious, to try to dominate the whole galaxy.

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