Eric Krause's Reviews > Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

Star Wars by James Luceno
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May 16, 12

Read in May, 2012

I loved this book if for no other reason than I learned so much of the history of what took place before Episode 1 (as well as plenty of things that fed right into Episode 2). I'm not one of those fans who hates the prequel trilogy, so I enjoyed learning more about things such as the blockade of Naboo, among other things. All I knew about Darth Plagueis before I read (or, more appropriately, listened to) this book was that Darth Sidious mentioned him in Episode 3 to Anakin about how the deceased Sith Lord might have found the power over death. This book brought that much more into focus. I ate up the many parts of the story that were not much more than info dumps about the history of the Sith, and I devoured the parts that were about Sidious/Palpatine. I will watch the movies with a renewed interest in Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious.

If you plan to read this one, I suggest the audio version. The narrator does an excellent job with most of the voices, and the background sound effects really bring the story to life. Plus the music of John Williams pops up quite often, and in certain parts it brought out goosebumps in me. If you're a Star Wars fan, give this one a read (or listen). In my opinion, much of the story can be read as Episode 0.5, though it does go lightly through the events of Episode 1, giving a new perspective on things.
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Rogue I agree, the audio version was absalutely amazing!


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