NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again.
“Full of lightsaber battles, the Jedi philosophy, and lots of new life-forms.”—Chicago Sun-Times
After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down.
But he is too late. The secret has already passed into the hands of information broker Lorn Pavan, which places him right at the top of Darth Maul’s hit list. Then, in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, Lorn crosses paths with Darsha Assant, a Jedi Padawan on a mission to earn her Knighthood.
Now the future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?
The novel is fantastic. The narrator Sam Witwer gave me goosebumps on more than one occasion while listening to him narrate. His transitions between maul, palpatine, and all the other characters are absolutely perfect! Even from time to time the small inflections of palpatine while maul was thinking about his master. Anyone who has read the book before must give this a listen! Hearing mauls menace in your ear is super chilling. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could!