Review of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno
By: Luna Lupine

Welcome back, children. I've actually missed all of you this time around, I have been having time lapses lately (especially after the flower moon). I haven't done much reading this month, or at least I cannot remember it, but I did however consume what has become my favorite Star Wars book entitled, Darth Plagueis.

I will not break kayfabe (that one is for our Managing Editor, Mike, he'll get it), and go on and on about how much of a hardcore Star Wars fan that I am, so let's say that Luna knows her stuff in the ways of the force, both the light and dark side. My brother of all people told me about this book, and how amazing it was. He convinced me to fire up my audible.com account and read along with the just as amazing audio version, together the experience was prodigious! OMG! If I had time I wanted to go through it again!

The novel written by, the great, James Luceno that tells the backstory of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Plagueis. Who is 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' 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 another to live forever, sow the seeds of their destruction?

Also, other than reading along with the audio book, I suggest you go and watch Episode I: Phantom Menace, as it fits right into the story. And for me, actually makes the movie more enjoyable…Okay, it doesn't make up for Jar Jar Binks, I mean for the right price I can digitally remove him from the movie, just sayin'. Back to the review, so as I was saying it most definitely adds to the mythos of Star Wars.

I always considered myself on the way of more of a Gray Jedi like Master Windu, but after being introduced to Darth Plagueis and how awesome he was, not giving anything away, but there is a scene where an attempt on his life was made and while it did injury him—in retaliation he when and f**ked everything up! That made me go, "Huh, the Dark Side…huh, the Sith, eh."

Also worth noting is it also covered Darth Sidious' back story and just how messed up of an individual he was, the book paints him as a bad ass, which I feel that all the movies he was in missed the mark in such display.

I hope that they bring him back in Episode IX, or in the very least do a stand alone like they have done with Rogue One and most recently Solo, and draw from the book! So what do I give Darth Plagueis the Novel, I'm going to go out on a limb here kiddies and I am going to award it the complete maximum offer here at The World of Myth and give Star Wars: Darth Plagueis a full five science fiction filled stars out of a possible five stars!

It is really that good in my opinion!

Until then, enjoy a book and let me know what you think of my reviews!