“Evil?” Plagueis repeated. “What is that? Moments ago you defined yourself as a storm. You said you were death itself. Are you evil, then, or are you simply stronger and more awake than others?”
The question that Darth Sidious’s Master asks his new apprentice is probably the simplest demonstration of the difference between the Light side of the Force and the Dark. Or at least the way that the Sith see their role in the Force. And no one typifies this outlook more than the wealthy banker and secret Sith Lord from the planet Muunilinst, Hugo Damask.
Darth Plagueis is an in-depth exploration of the Star Wars Sith Lord first mentioned in Revenge of the Sith. The novel begins and ends with the death of the title character, and covers several decades of his life as he manipulates history to bring about the eventual downfall of the Jedi while searching for the secret of immortal life. The story is filled with plots and political maneuverings which are, in a lot of cases, way over my head.