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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

by James Luceno

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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. ( )
1 vote ConalO | Sep 21, 2014 |
From start to finish Star Wars Darth Plagueis is filled with action, but not a lot of the lightsaber/blater bolts kind of action that all Star Wars novels have at least some amount of. This story is filled with the brilliant scheming, plotting and political maneuvering of the evil mastermind who is said to be the most powerful Sith Lord who ever lived.

The origins of Darth Sidious are explored in this story and-despite the novel's title-I found myself even more engrossed in the development of young Sidious than Darth Plagueis.

There turned out to be WAY more story in this book than I ever dreamed. Several characters from Star Wars The Clone Wars such as Onaconda Farr and Mother Talzin made appearances or where mentioned, lots of references to Darth Bane where included throughout the book (and although you can easily follow the story without having read the Darth Bane trilogy I am glad that I had already done so before reading this novel), and I was surprised to see that not only did this story take place before the events of The Phantom Menace but some of the story actually at the time of those events. Also I enjoyed a little more in depth info on the origins of Padme' Amidala whom was named Queen of Naboo in this novel.

Among many surprises the one that shocked me most was discovering that Jabba the Hutt can speak basic. I never knew.

Over all I would suggest this book to a Star Wars fan, especially one who particularly enjoyed titles like The Phantom Menace and Cloak Of Deception which are greatly more involved in the political side of the Star Wars universe. ( )
1 vote Revan97 | Aug 12, 2014 |
My first Star Wars book. It was very enjoyable. I found the characters rather compelling and this book was really fun to read.

I will be looking into a few more Star Wars book because of this one. Nice. ( )
1 vote damienfranco | Aug 22, 2013 |
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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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