REVIEW: Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

Today we’ve posted the FANgirl Blog review of Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno, which goes on sale next Tuesday, January 10th. Both Lex and I really enjoyed the book, and the review is essentially spoiler-free, not revealing anything more detailed than the kinds of general teasers already shared by Star Wars Books on Facebook.

Check back on Tuesday for some additional thoughts from me on the novel and its significance for the EU.

Also, don’t forget that The Clone Wars returns tonight on Cartoon Network with the conclusion of the three-part Zygerria story. The first two episodes, “Kidnapped” and “Slaves of the Republic,” will be rebroadcast in the 7:00 p.m. hour, followed by the premiere of the final episode, “Escape from Kadavo,” at 8:00 p.m. (all times Eastern).



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

One thought on “REVIEW: Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

  • January 6, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Very nice review. I like how you broke it down into sections. I’m curious about this book and will probably try to pick it up at the library. Like you said, it doesn’t seem to have many elements specifically appealing to fangirls, but it doesn’t need to, since its purpose is to fill in an important part of the Star Wars universe’s pre-established history.

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