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?
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Darn good book
The narration in the audiobook is excellent as well as the music and background audio effects. Really sets the mood for a compelling story we all wondered about, the rise of Darth Sidious. I find the novel to be very engrossing, very well written, and all around great story telling . I've read 5 star wars novels. This is the first audiobook I bought because I was driving across country last week. Time flew by so quick. Of all the novels I've bought from the expanded star wars universe , Darth Plageuis is the best. Again I cant emphasize enough, the narration voice acting is superb.
One of the best!!!
I do a lot of driving from San Francisco to San Diego ( an 8 hour drive ) so I fill that time with star wars audiobooks. Let me just say that I did a lot of needless driving when I was listining to this book! It answers so many questions about everything from the Darth Bane series all the way up to episode 6 return of the jedi. This book was excellent; and it made me want to do something I never thought possible, watch the phantom menace again! I was surprised at how many major characters were in the story, but it all seemed to work well. A must read for any star wars fan!!
Best Star Wars book in a while
This book was really awesome. It covers such a long period in pre Yavin history but it does it in such a way that it fits. The book even ties in with other books such as the Darth Maul book and the Phantom Menace. I highly recommend it for anyone who love Star Wars and wants to find out more about the events that set up the prequel trilogy.