Darth Plagueis: More Sith Lore then you can shake a Saber at.

Author: James Luceno
Publisher: Del Rey
Release date: January 10, 2012
Pages: 400
Era: Old Republic / Rise of the Empire

Let me start by saying that, never before have I placed such high hopes into a Star Wars novel as I had with Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. Darth Plagueis is a novel that almost wasn’t. In fact on March 27th, 2007, then Editor at Large Sue Rostoni revealed that the novel had been canceled in a publishing schedule post on her blog. http://blogs.starwars.com/eeusuestornii/9

 “I’m sure you’ve noticed that the Plagueis novel is not listed. It’s true. The novel has been cancelled. We decided that this was not the right time to delve into Palpatine’s back story and Plagueis’s beginnings.” ―Sue Rostoni

At this time the only things we had discovered about Darth Plagueis was that he was a Muun, and that a part of Fandom was divided on learning about Palpatine’s back story. While some wanted to leave it a mystery, others were salivating for more. As luck would have it, Darth Bane: Rule of Two replaced Darth Plagueis, and continued what would later be a trilogy of novels chronicling the rise of the Sith Lord who founded the Rule of Two.

Later though the Force would again be with Darth Plagueis, July 27th 2010 following the shocking revelation that Imperial Commando 2 had been canceled Rostoni announced that Plagueis would indeed see his time on paper, again the dark side flourishes.

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