Darth Plagueis

Remember when I said I don’t like Sith?  Maybe I was a bit wrong.  This book focused on two Sith, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious, aka Hego Damask and Palpatine.  It was really interesting!  I really enjoyed the background on Palpatine’s rise to power and how the Siths’ actions led directly to the events of Episode I.

But even before that, I liked Plagueis’s story more than I expected to.  He was a believable character and I liked seeing how he taught Palpatine.  I really liked Palpatine, especially when he was younger.  I think I liked this book more than the Bane series because it focused on the Siths’ maneuvering and not just them saying “I am bad.  Watch me be bad.”

There were a couple times when I felt like the story was a little slow, like towards the end of the second section and when Plagueis was in hermit mode.  I also would have liked to have learned more about how Padme became mayor of Theed at 13 and why she was in politics so young, but I get that this wasn’t her story.

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