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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!

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Star Wars: Darth Plagueis
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4.1 / 5
February 1st, 2015
This book made me reward episode 1. Something I never thought I'd do . It's only really about plagueis for half the book , the rest is about sidious . This was my second read through.
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Insight is what made this novel compelling
January 21st, 2015
The tale of Plagueis is also really the tale of Palpatine and his growth from intellectual idealist to Dark Lord of the Sith. Offering back story that furthers and sets up the plot to the events of episode 1. A bit more political than your typical SW novel, but none the less riveting
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1 review
Great read
April 30th, 2014
Very detailed and politically correct view of subterfuge by the Sith.
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February 28th, 2014
A good contribution to the evolution of the sith
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January 24th, 2014
Since the scene in 'Revenge of the Sith' where Palaptine spoke to Anakin about his Master, this has been a book I was very curious to pick up, to learn more about the Sith Lord who would train The Emperor. It did a very good job of bringing in the characters who were both referenced and met in the movie's prequel trilogy. Count Dooku, Master Sifo-Dyas and of course, Darth Sidious' own Master, Darth Plagueis. The author did a good job of balancing both the political side and the Sith side of the story without losing momentum.
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December 13th, 2013
Damn fine way to fill in Palpatine's missing links.
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Excellent read
October 15th, 2013
A great insite on the happenings that formed the base for the star wars saga.
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Star Wars Darth Plag...
September 8th, 2013
Great dialog ... insane run on sentence abuse ... story telling was poor ... only read if you want to know ...
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February 17th, 2013
Ties together the whole prequel era into one Grand Design. Witness Palpatine and his shadowy master take the calculated steps to secure connection control of the Republic, instigate the Clone Wars, and have their revenge on the Jedi Order. Only the promise of future redemption in the films prevents this dark tale from being a depressing vision of the triumph of evil. Best Star Wars book I've read in a WHILE!
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