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eBook Star Wars: Darth Plagueis ePub

by James Luceno

  • ISBN: 0099542641
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  • Author: James Luceno
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cornerstone (2001)
  • ePub book: 1709 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1294 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 751

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Darth Plagueis is a novel by James Luceno that tells the backstory of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Plagueis. It was originally scheduled for release in October of 2008, but its release was canceled.

Darth Plagueis is a novel by James Luceno that tells the backstory of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Plagueis. However, Sue Rostoni later stated that the book had been reinstated, and the novel was to be released on January 10, 2012. Narration for the audio version was performed by Daniel Davis. Plagueis was the most powerful Sith Lord who ever lived. But could he be the only one who never died?

Ships from and sold by RAREWAVES-IMPORTS. That said, Luceno has not only stepped up to the challenge this book presented, but managed to deliver, in my opinion, one of the finest additions to the Expanded Universe since Timothy Zahn's THRAWN TRILOGY. DARTH PLAGUEIS begins at the end, with Palpatine having only recently murdered his Sith Master and reflecting on the decades-long path he'd taken to get to this point.

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis (Star Wars - Legends). Mass Market Paperback. The amount of tasks this book takes upon itself to accomplish with regard to canon and storytelling is simply staggering, not to mention this is one of the handful of novels with which George Lucas decided to become involved to some degree.

might as well dream big) than a Jedi most of the time and this book is a chronicle of the rise of Palpatine . Darth Sidious as well as the story of Darth Plagueis (with a bit of Darth Maul and Count.

James Luceno (born 1947) is a New York Times bestselling author, best known for his novels and reference books connected with the Star Wars franchise and the Star Wars Expanded Universe, an. .

Luceno is also the author of several original novels along with film novelisations and other franchise tie-ins. He has also written for television cartoon series.

Darth Plagueis James Luceno He was the most powerful Sith lord who ever lived. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Darth Plagueis: one of the most brilliant Sith Lords who ever lived

Darth Plagueis James Luceno 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. 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 powe. ver life and death.

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! Contents.

Author: James Luceno. Publication date: 2011. 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. 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! Contents. Star Wars: Darth Plagueis1. The STAR WARS Novels Timeline2. PART ONE: Enlistment.

Temmy says: This is a book that every Star Wars fan needs to read. I can honestly say that I appreciate Episodes I through III so much more than I ever did before. I can honestly say that I appreciate Episodes I through III so much more than I ever did before ou first meet Darth Plagueis as he is poised to become the most powerful Sith Lord in existence. Soon you go back in time and learn how the intelligent Hego Damask grows up and is recruited by Darth Tenebrous to be his apprentice. I love how Damask's public persona is contrasted with his Sith persona

Plagueis is sold to the Sith by a banking family. His father sold him with the promise he would become richer than he ever imagined. Plagueis begins to seduce Young Palpatine with philosophical discussions of power and identity. He starts to show him the dark side and to tempt him.

Plagueis is sold to the Sith by a banking family. Plaguei, like Maul becomes a Sith from birth, without a choice to guide him off the moral path. His birth name is Hego Damask. His master is invested in mining operations so they can build something great in the future. The relationship makes sense in the book and you can see how Palpatine, while already fairly evil, is seduced by Plagueis’ philosophies, justifications, and promise.

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I have a few things to say about this book before I start my review, I hope it helps someone.
First off, I grew up reading star wars. Started with the kids books obi wan kenobi adventures, when he starts off not even getting picked as an apprentice to falling in love with Siri and almost leaving the jedi order. I've read all the Old republic books. The Bane Trilogy (which is a great precursor book to this one) all of Timothy Zahn's works, and the New Jedi Order Series, and pretty much everything in between. A good 60+ books I would say with confidence.
Secondly. I abhor the decision made to turn the Expanded Universe into....the....legends.........It physically angers me. That all those works done to make Star Wars into My star wars, the star wars I know and love, are turned into stories merely so Disney can have creative f***ing insight to make their new movies--......... It was a poor and crap decision. Bc now everything I know is out the window to pave the way for the crap they're wanting to do now. The movies could have been great if they did the yhuuzhang vong invasion....but I digress.....
Thirdly. This is the best book about the force I have ever read. Those 60+ books I've read don't include the omnibus's, comics, or the guide books they've created to explain the star wars universe. Yet, this book talks about the force in a way that the matrix animated movie explains what the matrix was really about.

The author goes so in depth with the force, what it is, what its capable of, that some chapters you'll read twice just to be sure you gathered all the info correctly. So either he had Lucas on speed-dial to ask him about what the force really is, or he has a better understanding than even Lucas himself has. Bc he does a great job explaining the capability of the force and its uses that can be implemented if merely looked at a different way. Things the jedi could never do bc of their almost religious way of using it and seeing it as something given, instead of something that exists to be used. As always, its about point of view in how you perceive it.

The book starts off amazingly with the death of the main character. Entices you into wondering "what just happened?" and then delving into the...I believe 50-75 year journey of this barely aging, very mysterious, almost mad Dr. like Sith who delves into the science and experimentation of what the force can do, and he does it well. Almost beautifully. As mentioned before, the Bane Trilogy is a good pre-book series to read, as those set up everything that this book continues. The bane trilogy is one of my favorites, and is the beginning of the Rule of 2 sith. This book, is basically the culmination of of a thousand years of building, planning, and gaining knowledge to bring about the downfall of the jedi and the coming of the sith. They go into detail about the secret contacts, meetings, almost illuminati like gatherings of the galaxies most powerful people, and how they are all being manipulated to do the sith's bidding. Eventually finding palpatine, and delving into his previously unknown backstory and even the intro of Darth Maul and how he came to be in an almost "slap on the knee I can't believe that just happened they had no idea they were giving maul to a sith instead of a jedi" moment.

The story follows Plagueis's experiments into solving the biggest thing the Sith have looked for, immortality, and he FINDS it. It follows the story of Palpatines training and involvement into becoming the President of the Republic Galaxy basically.

AND....in a sith ritual to put a veil over the jedi.......basically tells you what happened that brought Anakin into the world.

And in one part, IF IT WERE CANON, places Plagueis being present during the time of episode I. Literally in the background of when the ship first lands on Coruscant when they're looking at Anakin knowing that this is the child they basically created and knew he would be the future.

Which just goes to upset me more that this is just....legends.......grrrrrrr.......

But anyway, I've downvoted all the 1 star reviews about "lack of character development bc of a pretentiousness of the authors inability to blah blah blah I'm probably an art history major and am filled with years of culture that make me better than you and use big words bc I'm smart blah blah blah"
The story starts out with Plagueis being old, almost if not over 100, for a good reason it starts here. and Palpatine wasn't trained as a child, bc sith apprentices are different from jedi, they don't come as babies all the time, look at Dooku. Its more of someones ideals than it is them just being young, and they explain Palpatines desires to join and the "how it happened" very well. So character development is good. Action isn't everywhere, but this is more about learning about previously unknown origins and new facts about things we've never thought of than a book of Sith going on a killing rampage.

All in all, I bought this a while ago on paper back, and wanted it on my kindle. So I BOUGHT IT AGAIN. Bc I'm that happy with it.

May the force be with you.
Narim Narim
Emperor Palpatine will probably go down - along with Thrawn and Revan, in my opinion - as one of the finest antagonists Star Wars has ever produced. The man from Naboo who conquered a galaxy not by force but by manipulating different forces against each other. The Prequel Trilogy winks and nudges the viewer at all the right beats so that we know when Palpatine is making his move and taking one more calculated step towards his dream of a Galactic Empire, especially when he recites the "old Sith legend" of Darth Plagueis the Wise to Anakin Skywalker. All of it speaks to a history that even fans of the EU were largely left in the dark about. James Luceno's DARTH PLAGUES takes on the gargantuan task of drawing out the stories of the Emperor, his master, Darth Plagues and his quest for immortality, as well as providing the foundation for the events of the Prequel Trilogy yet to come.

The amount of tasks this book takes upon itself to accomplish with regard to canon and storytelling is simply staggering, not to mention this is one of the handful of novels with which George Lucas decided to become involved to some degree. Before this, I had read only one of Luceno's other novels, DARK LORD: THE RISE OF DARTH VADER, and although I enjoyed it, it wasn't one of my favorites. That said, Luceno has not only stepped up to the challenge this book presented, but managed to deliver, in my opinion, one of the finest additions to the Expanded Universe since Timothy Zahn's THRAWN TRILOGY.

DARTH PLAGUEIS begins at the end, with Palpatine having only recently murdered his Sith Master and reflecting on the decades-long path he'd taken to get to this point. We flashback thirty years earlier to one of Plagueis's earlier exploits, his brewing obsession with immortality, and his second life as an investor with one of the biggest banking operations in the galaxy. Plagueis is the last remaining Sith Lord in the galaxy, and he wants to keep it that way forever. During one of the investment meetings he makes on behalf of his company, he has a chance encounter with fifteen-year-old Palpatine, a troubled young human with exceptional powers over the Force. The boy, fitted with the title Darth Sidious, is eventually taken in as Plagueis's apprentice, which kicks several long years of training in the Sith arts and a grand web of political dealings, all designed to bring the galaxy under their control.

Looking back, the plotting for this novel must have been a tremendous undertaking. The chronicling of Palpatine's steady rise from boyhood to Sith Lord to aristocrat and senator is handled with great care. We see the relationships Palpatine fosters through the years, the deals he brokers, the favors he's owed, the corporate powers he plays against each other, and how each political maneuver aids his goals decades down the line. This is not your average tale of a Sith Lord's rise to power. Although there are some action scenes - which contain some of the more violent moments in the EU this side of SHATTERPOINT - they're used sparingly and to great effect. Palpatine and Plagueis are not Darth Bane; "subtlety" and "subterfuge" are the words they live by, and they do so in the perpetually complex atmosphere of interstellar politics.

The writing is also a highlight here. Luceno's style handles the complexity of the plot with very few hangups; he hangs on exposition for a little longer than I felt was necessary a few times. Dialog is extremely fluid and is definitely one of Luceno's biggest strengths here. Between the right characters, you almost don't have to look at who's talking.

There's also the matter of setting up much of the foundation the Prequel Trilogy is eventually built upon - and by "much," I mean pretty much all. THE PHANTOM MENACE begins with many different factions beginning to clash in the midst of great turmoil in the Republic and in the Senate, while ATTACK OF THE CLONES involves the creation of a clone army and the appearance of Count Dooku. DARTH PLAGUEIS reveals how all of this came to be and that much of it may not have been as spontaneous or coincidental as it may have appeared in the films.

DARTH PLAGUEIS not only functions as a fantastic companion piece to the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, but as a great sci-fi novel in its own right. It's not too often we can read about the politics involved with keeping thousands of star systems under one banner, the compromises and clashes that may come about as a result, and how, if all the right steps are taken at all the right moments, the system can be taken advantage of to devastating effect.