Sunday, July 29, 2012
Star Wars Darth Plageuis Written By: James Luceno
The Sith! If you have not figured it out yet, I really love reading about the Sith. I just find them so much more interesting than the Jedi mostly because they remain a mystery, nah...it's the dark cloaks and lightning. Warning, if you haven't seen Star Wars Episode One The Phantom Menace you would find yourself oh so very lost once the middle and end of this book came around. This book was not as good as the Dark Bane Trilogy, but it did reference Bane and his rule of two quite a bit. I was a little sad actually how much it evoked Bane and did not tell you exactly what had happened to him and his line earlier on, but it did show you where it ended up after a 1,000 years. Though, the book was titled Darth Plageuis so I can't be too disappointed. There were things in this books facts, I found oh so fun to learn about, and really it pulled the movie curtain back and let me glimpse just how the Sith worked behind the scenes and how well they pushed their pawns across the board they so patiently created. I did not enjoy how quickly the book assumed we knew what each alien species looked like and were known for it was tough to focus on the plot at times because I would be looking up what the Author was talking about...maybe an index with Alien races would have been a good idea since the author used so many. It was just dizzying. Then there was exposing us more to the Darth Plagueis fiend and his approach to the Darkside and how best to serve it. Plagueis is just so complex the decisions he makes the plans he orchestrates in the beginning of the book and his tales are just so cool! Learning about Plageius was something quite interesting indeed he was wise, and so calculating and then there's his grandest design one that would put the Sith to the Zenith in their rule. This brought us to a very young Palpatine and how he was nursed and trained and how he became the Darth Sidious we Star Wars fans came to fear in the Star Wars Universe. Then for those of you who favor the light we also get a glimpse of the familiar characters such as Yoda, Queen Amidala, Quo-Gon, Obi-Wan, and of course young Skywalker. A good read, but only if you again have seen the Phantom Menace.