This new Star Wars book tells the story of Darth Plagueis the Wise, referenced in Revenge of the Sith by Chancellor Palpatine as he tries to turn Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.
As told by Palpatine, Plagueis was so powerful and wise that he could manipulate the dark side of the Force to save others from dying.
Eventually Darth Plagueis became so powerful that the only thing he feared was losing his power. Then, as is the way of the Sith, he was murdered by his apprentice, Darth Sidious (Palpatine).
This stand-alone novel is described as “a dark and moving tale of two Sith and their quest for ultimate power over life and death.”
The book reportedly overlaps the opening of The Phantom Menace, the first of the Star Wars prequels.