Eventually Darth Tenebrous would come to claim Hego as his apprentice, cultivating his Force powers including the manipulation of midi-chlorians. Then the story begins with how Plagueis seized power from his master, Darth Tenebrous, and how Plagueis began his obsession with manipulating midi-chlorians and the science of immortality. Lots of dialogue and narrative. The thing I love about the Star Wars universe is the commitment to continuity. Second, it does read Who can resist the inside scoop on the mysterious Darth Plagueis whose story is used to help tip Anikan toward the dark side? Now that I've read it, I guess I can see why. His voice for Plagueis is unbelievably awesome. Anakin: Is it possible to learn this power? Tenebrous compelled a force-sensitive Muun female to seduce Caar and thus create a child strong in the force, Darth Plagueis.
He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. This is a very good Star Wars book. There are also more characters I recognized than I expected, including Jabba the Hutt, Count Dooku, Darth Maul, and others. I love the scene in part because it focuses on personal relationships as opposed to bureaucratic procedure. His plans involved himself to be to be appointed as Co-Chancellor of the Republic so that he might advise his apprentice from the dark and devote himself to his own research. Between the fear and the great prose, we are left in a kind of fearful reverie. George Lucas has said that Plagueis was a Muun, a thin, narrow-faced species of alien with a flair for finances.
Darth Plagueis emerges and, with the assistance of his apprentice, Darth Sidious, begins the final steps to the destruction of the Republic and the Jedi. For the right reader, this would be a great book: for someone who wants to see the political tension and strife Palpatine caused on his rise to power. Then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. The movies are so visually spectacular and I don't think that feeling could ever be reproduced in a book. I didn't even mind Darth Maul's new backstory too much. I got to say, as bored as I was for some of those portions, Daniel Davis' voice got me through it.
I have some wonderful news! What a disappointing Empire Strikes Back that would have been. Losing it is the only thing he fears. Darth Plagueis was a of the Sith so powerful and so wise, he could to influence the midi-chlorians to create. You can even place Plagueis' whereabouts in the film between scenes! The first being it tells Being a lifelong Star Wars fan. . I will admit though, I would have liked it far less if I was just reading the book and not listening to the audio version from Daniel Davis. Luceno's efforts to tie in to the expanded universe are very well done.
He could save other memes from death…but not himself. My main criticism is that there was an overwhelming number of characters at play and it was hard to follow who was who at times. It was totally reminiscent of Stover's Palpatine from and it was great to listen to. Once again, Plagueis cast the Spell of Concealment, reappearing on Sidious' left and sending a third Bolt of Hatred towards his former apprentice. Having read this, I have a better understanding of the much discussed midi-chlorians and what the 'grand plan' of the Sith was. Still, Luceno is a heck of a writer, and listening to Daniel Davis' narration was a real treat- the man's got some golden pipes, to be sure, though he might need some help with his Huttese. Misleading, the Dark Side of the Force, is.
Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. 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. Plagueis was also believed to have perfected Sith alchemy. He was a master of and frequently combined it with allowing him to match Sidious' own Juyo mastery as a equal. He became so powerful… the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. But since it's me, I'll go a little deeper.
I know that many fans dislike the truth behind the mask of Darth Vader - that he once was a lovesick emotional teenager. Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the previous trilogies follow. How the whole Sith plan was furnished on two of the most powerful beings in the galaxy. He taught Sidious that emotions such as envy and hatred, though necessary to master the dark side, were simply means to the end of casting aside usual notions of morality for a greater goal. He could save others from death. He was working for Plagueis.
We know the universe, yes, but it's a universe that is much more satisfying to be seen than read. While his special midichlorian ability does appear, it is never given very much space to grow. Much of the draw towards these characters, for fans, is not so much the intimidation of them which quickly wears off with familiarity , but the question of their motivations and just how it is they stick to the life they do. The scenes where Palpatine and Plagueis are together are mostly very good. The problem with the book is, it is not a light-hearted, easy read, a fun, little adventure with Jedi swinging lightsabers and conniving, devilish Sith cackling about taking over the world. After teaching all he knew about the Dark Side of the Force, he was murdered by his apprentice who assumed ascendancy over the Sith.
On the plus side, there are some great actions scenes peppered throughout the book that held my interest. As soon as I finished this book my head started spinning with possible sequels. Plagueis' single-minded devotion to the study of midi-chlorians and trust in his apprentice would prove his downfall. Plagueis and Palpatine, for the most part go about executing their plan with the utmost cool and collectedness. There are plenty of others as well, but if you're an original trilogy fan, and hate the prequels, then please don't respond negatively to this book.