Luceno’s Darth Plagueis get blurbed

Knights Archive was (again!) first to spot that a blurb from James Luceno’s Darth Plagueis has gone up at Random House.

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?

I remain, as ever, deeply skeptical about this book, but we’ll have to wait until December 27 to see if Luceno pulls it off.

5 Replies to “Luceno’s Darth Plagueis get blurbed”

  1. Been waiting for the story of Darth Plagueis since Episode III. Looking forward to it.

  2. I’m dubious but primarily because I don’t think that Luceno is a very good author

  3. Am I misreading it or did it say that Palpatine rose to power as Emperor while Plageuis was still alive? Does that mean that during the events of Phantom Menace, Clones and Sith that Palpy was answering to his own master?
    If so, how could he have his own apprentices? The Rule of Two etc?
    Very, very intrigued to see how this is remedied.

  4. it says ‘under the guidance of his master’ – doesn’t necessarily imply that the master is still alive. he might have left some teachings behind. or a ghost. or some DVDs entitled “Now that you’ve killed me”

    he did want to learn the secrets of life and death. maybe he did…. and so his death at Sidious’ hands was all part of his own plot.

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