Darth Plagueis Cover Revealed!

The Official Star Wars website has posted the first-look at the upcoming James Luceno novel Darth Plagueis. The cover features the Sith master looming over his young apprentice. The novel will be released in hardcover and ebook formats on December 27, 2011.

In Revenge of the Sith, while attending a ballet, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine casually mentions to Anakin Skywalker the tale of Darth Plagueis. Plagueis was a Sith Lord so wise and powerful, that he could even manipulate the Force to create life or stop death in others. Ironically, such a powerful being could not prevent his own death, for in the way of the Sith, Plagueis was killed in his sleep by his apprentice.

Palpatine told the captivating tale to start certain wheels spinning in the Chosen One’s head. Ever since then, Star Wars fans have been clamoring to know more about Plagueis. Author James Luceno delves into the secrets of the dark side to find out more about Darth Sidious and Darth Plagueis in a new hardcover novel, Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, due out this winter.

No mention of the cover artist, but I’m pleased to see artwork instead of the more commonplace photo-realistic images.

You can view the cover after the break.

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