In Star Wars®: Revenge of the Sith, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker are attending a ballet when Palpatine casually remarks, “Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?” A mysterious figure to the Jedi, Plagueis was a Muun, a species endowed with long life, and he would spend his own in pursuit of an obsession: the key to immortality. So knowledgeable did this Dark Lord become that he could even manipulate the Force to create life or prevent others from dying. Ironically, such a powerful being could not prevent, or even foresee, his own death. For in the way of the Sith, Plagueis was killed in his sleep by one who was taught everything he knew—his apprentice.
“Is it possible to learn this power?”
“Not from a Jedi.”
Palpatine told the captivating tale to start certain wheels spinning in the Chosen One’s head. Ever since then, Star Wars® fans have been clamoring to know more about the legendary Dark Lord. With Star Wars®: Darth Plagueis, author James Luceno fulfills their command, delving into the secrets of the dark side to find out more about Darth Plagueis and the apprentice who would one day seize control of the galaxy itself.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Del Rey/ Bantam ( December 27, 2011 )
Item #: 13-497525
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
All you ever wanted to know about the Star Wars universe prior to EP1 is revealed with this book!
Sidious is so much more evil and manipulative then you could even imagine!
Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. 'nuff said!
read it twice and loovvedd every moment..greatest book ever..even bought it for a few friends thats how great of a book it was..thank you very very much Mr. Luceno...
A must read if you are a Star Wars fan! You will never know how evil Palpatine really is until you read this book.
Reviewer: Scott S
A very well written book that is a great addition to the Star Wars expanded universe. Gives a great back story to Darth Sidious and how he rose to power!
Reviewer: Jon T
After reading this novel I will never watch Star Wars Episode I the same way as before! Great plot about politic and treachery. A must read!
Reviewer: Jorge F