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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?

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
January 10
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

marionainsley ,

The Tragedy

"Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plaguies the Wise?" From Palpatines smirk while telling the story in Revenge Of The Sith, fans were curious in the character who was heavily implied to be Sideous' own master. Star Wars is a grand space opera, and this is a piece of it's history you don't want to miss! It tells not only the story of Darth Plagueis but introduces us to a young Palpatine and shows us his rise to power. If you've ever been interested in politics in Star Wars or how the Empire came to be, this is the backstory for you!

Ry01tank ,


So far the best Star Wars book ever made
Highly recommend the republic commando series

EyeofSaruon ,

Great Book

An exceptionally written story about the shadowy past of the sith.

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