Darth Plagueis: Star Wars - James Luceno

Darth Plagueis: Star Wars

By James Luceno

  • Release Date: 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 580 Ratings


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!


  • Do it

    By nigeria69
    Read this book. A friend of mine asked if I had ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise — and I hadn’t. He recommended me this book after five minutes of him summarizing his back story. Good read.
  • Amazing Experience

    By jabberwalkie 1975
    I am surprised at the intricate depth of the Character Darth Plagueis. This book weaves together all the patches of the Star Wars story with a fascinating, intelligent and very exciting style. The vocabulary is whimsically challenging. The story was worth my time. I can’t stop thinking about it.
  • The “Rouge One” for “Phantom Menace"

    By mskdcrusdr
    This book make “Phantom”, and all the other prequels…better.
  • Fantastic!

    By Loveslinky09
    This book was so good it almost makes you want to re-watch The Phantom Menace.
  • Hi

    By Roguedude1105
    I haven’t read it yet.😋😋😋😋😋😋😋
  • Truly the BEST Star Wars book

    By Lord Chamberlain I
    This book is the most well-written Star Wars book to date. It provides so much information in regard to the Emperor’s backstory. I hope they give Luceno to opportunity to write Supreme Leader Snoke’s backstory.
  • On

    By mikedog_762
  • Definitely worth a read

    By Likable guy
    Besides the fact this story was well written, it makes absolute sense if you follow Star Wars. This book explains a lot and should have been made into a movie/film. It was still exciting using my imagination based off of the visual Star Wars I've seen in the movies/comics. Going back and rewatching the movies, it all makes more sense. This book brings much clarity, versus going in blind as many have in regards to the "Prequels".
  • Best Star Wars Book

    By Wild eyed willy
    I've read just about all of the Star Wars books, and this one by far is the best book of them all! I couldn't put it down, the back story of Palpatine has always interested me, but I never knew it could be this good. This is a great piece of the extended universe.
  • Loved it!

    By GreyJediBay
    First Star Wars book I've read and it's inspired me to read more.