Darth Plagueis: Star Wars Legends: 3 Mass Market Paperback – 30 October 2012
About the Author
James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars novels Millennium Falcon, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Cloak of Deception, and Labyrinth of Evil, as well as the New Jedi Order novels Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial and Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, The Unifying Force, and the eBook Darth Maul: Saboteur. He is also the author of the fantasy novel Hunt for the Mayan Looking-Glass, available as an eBook. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and youngest child.
- Publisher : Random House USA Inc; Reprint edition (30 October 2012)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345511298
- ISBN-13 : 978-0345511294
- Dimensions : 10.67 x 2.79 x 17.53 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 112,023 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book covers events leading up to and partway into the events of the prequel trilogy in the span of about 60-70 years. The book is a great starting point as it goes into how Palpatine became a sith, though the story mainly focuses on the life of Darth Plagueis, his master and mentor into the dark side.
The book features many characters and locations that you may be familiar with from the films that are mentioned in passing or relevant to events as they happen throughout the book.
My main complaint about this book is how easily the spine can crack and be on the verge of pages dropping out. So handle it very careful and not open it beyond 90 degrees if you don't want to ruin the overall physical quality of the book.
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This is a well-written and entertaining novel, and one that adds a lot to the saga that is the prequel Star Wars universe. The Plagueis character is briefly mentioned in the films, and is here fleshed out in detail. He's a powerful Sith lord intent on mastering life and death. If this character interests you then I highly recommend this book. But, just to say, as this story focuses on the Sith so there's little or no Jedi action, and not much by way of space battles ... instead it's about plots developed over decades and their fruition as political plans. This might not interest all Star Wars fans.
Es irónico, podía salvar a los demás de la muerte, pero no a él mismo.
Este libro les contará la historia de Darth Plagueis, que está muy buena por cierto, sólo tengan en cuenta que es una novela escrita en inglés, y la escritura está densa y llena de figuras literarias en inglés, a mí me está costando trabajo leerla de manera fluída porque está llena de adornos en inglés.
En sí la historia y la edición están muy bien, sólo es eso de que el inglés que utiliza está complicado.
A great read, you will love it!
It’s great to see previously known characters expanded and explored and more of an investigation into the politics that wrought such a heavy toll on the Republic. Reminds one of present day petty squabbles!
I thoroughly recommend this book for Star Wars fans who want to delve deeper in the 'gaps before/after' films.
I’m now in the mood to re-read the Phantom Menace now!