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Based upon the manifesto by Sidious about philosophy and political manipulation and his rise to power, I'm given pause to wonder whether this novel was written with knowledge of the Darth Plagueis novel or if it will be apparent to readers of both that this was written without knowledge of it. Since I'm lead to believe that Sidious may not have been the architect. Knowing how SW continuity and storytelling continuity in general works, however, if that is the case it would simply be explained away as Sidious taking credit.
"Trust not the words of a poet, as he is born to seduce. Yet for poetry to seize the heart, it must ring with the chimes of truth.”
“The world is understood through metaphors. Language is a metaphor-system. Mathematics is a metaphor-system. All real-world schools of magic and religion revolve around the understanding of vast metaphor-systems, symbols as they relate to concepts."
"See, the thing is, everything everyone tells you is a lie. The truth is always bigger than the words we use to describe it."