Darth Plagueis Star Wars Legends

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345532558
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Fiction

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!

Star Wars

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345511294
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

Darth Plagueis, a Sith Lord who knows the Dark Side so well that he has power over life and death, joins forces with his apprentice, one-day emperor Darth Sidious, to try to dominate the whole galaxy. Reprint. Movie tie-in.

Darth Plagueis

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099542643
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Extraterrestrial beings

"The Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise: Once, not so long ago, there was a reat Sith Lord called Darth Plagueis. So powerful and wise was Darth Plagueis hat he could manipulate the dark side of the Force to save others from dying. ventually Darth Plagueis became so powerful that the only thing he feared was osing his power. Then, as is the way of the Sith, he was murdered by his pprentice, Darth Sidious. o went the tale told by Chancellor Palpatine--Darth Sidious himself--to Anakin kywalker, and since that moment in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, fans have lamored to know the true story of Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious. This tand-alone novel is a dark and moving tale of two Sith and their quest for ultimate ower over life and death...."

Saboteur Star Wars Legends Darth Maul Short Story

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345447357
Release Date: 2001-02-15
Genre: Fiction

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. A dazzling new short story featuring Darth Maul, merciless apprentice of evil . . . On the distant planet Dorvalla, precious ore is mined by two competing companies: InterGalactic Ore and Lommite Limited. Neither rival suspects that they are central to a sinister plot masterminded by Darth Sidious, Lord of the Sith, himself. Dispatched by Sidious on his very first solo mission, Darth Maul infiltrates Lommite Limited. There, his unique gifts of deception and subterfuge will set off an explosive chain of events that could destroy both companies, leaving them ripe for takeover by the Trade Federation. But a vengeful Lommite Limited Manager with his own thirst for retaliation against InterGal could blow Maul's cover--and all of Sidious's fiendishly layed plans . . .

Darth Bane

Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 9780345477491
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

With the end of the Sith Wars, the Jedi are convinced that the Sith have been destroyed, unaware that Darth Bane, the creator of the "Rule of Two," survives and is preparing in secret to build a new Sith Order, with which he plans to rule with his new apprentice at his side, in the sequel to Path of Destruction. Reprint.

Darth Maul Shadow Hunter

Author: Michael Reaves
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345435392
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Fiction

Reaves and Bohnhoff deliver a standalone Star Wars adventure thriller set in the time just before "Star Wars: A New Hope"--with a title picked by fans and a special guest appearance by Han Solo. Original.

Tarkin Star Wars

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780553392890
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Fiction

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. . . . Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing the legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life. He’s the scion of an honorable and revered family. A dedicated soldier and distinguished legislator. Loyal proponent of the Republic and trusted ally of the Jedi Order. Groomed by the ruthless politician and Sith Lord who would be Emperor, Governor Wilhuff Tarkin rises through the Imperial ranks, enforcing his authority ever more mercilessly . . . and zealously pursuing his destiny as the architect of absolute dominion. Rule through the fear of force rather than force itself, he advises his Emperor. Under Tarkin’s guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality. When the so-called Death Star is completed, Tarkin is confident that the galaxy’s lingering pockets of Separatist rebellion will be brought to heel—by intimidation . . . or annihilation. Until then, however, insurgency remains a genuine threat. Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and newfound evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action. And to bring down a band of elusive freedom fighters, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer as remorseless as he is mysterious; and Tarkin—whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire’s supremacy . . . and its enemies’ extinction. Praise for Tarkin “Tarkin tells a compelling tale of mystery while revealing much about a character who has fueled debate among fans since 1977, as well as the oppressive regime he represents. [James] Luceno has proven once again that the villains of Star Wars are as much fun as the good guys.”—New York Daily News “Another home run in the new canon . . . This is the highest and best distillation of Tarkin stories, old and new, we’ve ever been given.”—Big Shiny Robot “A spectacular novel, with the intrigue, action, and profound characterization we have come to expect from the pen of Luceno . . . [Tarkin] provides a nuanced, multi-faceted anti-hero who is captivating, ominous, and calculating; in many ways, this is an origin tale of the Empire [and] a fascinating portrait of one of the more popular characters in the Original Trilogy. It may very well be one my favorite Star Wars novels.”—Coffee with Kenobi “A fascinating look at the pathos of one of the galaxy’s most criminally underused characters.”—TheForce.net From the Hardcover edition.

Star Wars The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader

Author: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484717875
Release Date: 2014-05-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This is the legendary story of Anakin Skywalker as it's never been told before - through his eyes... From rise to fall, from light to dark, and back again.

Star Wars The Wrath of Darth Maul

Author: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781484717240
Release Date: 2014-05-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Forged by rage. Taken as a child and trained in the ways of the Sith, he became the apprentice to the greatest evil the galaxy has ever known... Honed by the dark side. After years of plotting in secrecy, he and his Master will take revenge on the Jedi Order--and the once-mighty Republic will tremble... The savage story of Darth Maul has been shrouded in mystery--until now.

Star Wars

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 9780345475732
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Fiction

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker embark on a mission to uncover the wearabouts of the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, only to become trapped in a labyrinthine web of lies, betrayal, and intrigue.

Book of Sith

Author: Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Titan Publishing Company
ISBN: 178116617X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Star Wars films

The Sith have existed in the galaxy for centuries, lurking, waiting for their chance to seize control. In his quest for domination, Darth Sidious tracked down five pivotal Sith texts written by his most powerful predecessors. Then, drawing on the knowledge within the compiled pages, he wrote a sixth text - his own manifesto. Together, these documents shed light on the philosophy, achievements and failures of the Sith Order.

The Rise of the Empire Star Wars

Author: John Jackson Miller
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9781101965061
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Fiction

Witness the rise of the Empire with these two thrilling Star Wars novels—plus exclusive short stories by Melissa Scott, John Jackson Miller, and Jason Fry! TARKIN “Compelling . . . The villains of Star Wars are as much fun as the good guys.”—New York Daily News Under Governor Wilhuff Tarkin’s guidance, an ultimate weapon of unparalleled destruction—the so-called Death Star—moves ever closer to becoming a terrifying reality. Until then, insurgency remains a genuine threat. Guerrilla attacks by an elusive band of freedom fighters must be countered with swift and brutal action—a mission the Emperor entrusts to his most formidable agents: Darth Vader, the fearsome new Sith enforcer, and Tarkin, whose tactical cunning and cold-blooded efficiency will pave the way for the Empire’s supremacy—and its enemies’ extinction. A NEW DAWN Foreword by Dave Filoni “A story with pacing and dialogue that feels like classic Star Wars.”—Nerdist Ever since the Jedi were marked for death, Kanan Jarrus has devoted himself to staying alive rather than serving the Force. So when he discovers a conflict brewing between Imperial forces and desperate revolutionaries, he’s not about to get caught in the crossfire. Then the brutal death of a friend forces him to choose between bowing down to fear or standing up to fight. But Jarrus won’t be fighting alone. Soon he is joined by Hera Syndulla—a mysterious agent provocateur with motives of her own—in challenging the Empire for the sake of a world and its people. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Star Wars

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 9780345485380
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

Anakin Skywalker searches for the evil Darth Sidious, struggles with his duty as a Jedi Knight and role as the secret husband of Senator Padme Amidala, and strives to eliminate all resistance to the Empire in his new role as Darth Vader.

Star Wars Dark Lord The Rise of Darth Vader

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448164271
Release Date: 2012-10-31
Genre: Fiction

The newly created Darth Vader flexes his Force-muscle as the Emperor's enforcer to maintain order and obedience in a galaxy reeling from civil war and the destruction of the Jedi Order. To the galaxy at large, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker - the Chosen One - died on Coruscant during the siege of the Jedi Temple. And, to some extent, the was true - Anakin was dead. But from the site of Anakin Skywalker's last stand - on the molten surface of the planet Mustafa, where he sought to destroy his friend and former master, Obi-Wan Kanobi - a fearsome spectre in black has risen. Once the most powerful Knight ever known to the Jedi order he is not a disciple of the dark side, a lord of the dreaded Sith, and the avenging right hand of the galaxy's ruthless new Emperor. Seduced, deranged and destroyed by the machinations of the Dark Lord Sidious, Anakin Skywalker is dead ... and Darth Vader lives ...

Star Wars

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Lucasbooks
ISBN: 0345442970
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Fiction

A prequel to The Phantom Menace considers the truth behind Chancellor Valorum's fall from power and his friendship with the enigmatic Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn. Reissue.