Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading. Don’t forget to include the title and the author so others will what you’re reading. Optional: Share your thoughts about the lines (did you like them?). Post your link on the hostess’s blog.
Forty-seven years before the harrowing reign of Emperor Palpatine, Bal’demnic was nothing more than an embryonic world in the Outer Rim’s Auril sector, populated by reptilian sentients who expressed as little tolerance for outsiders as they did for one another. — Darth Plagueis (James Luceno)
Comment: From the first chapter — the book has a prologue but of the two starting points, I liked this one better. It lets the reader know that the story begins 47 years before the events in the movie, Revenge of the Sith. In the Star Wars Universe, zero date is the destruction of the first Death Star (Star Wars – A New Hope), so this book takes place 67 years before that event.
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The Munns were said to abhor literature and to loathe keeping records of anything other than loan notices, actuarial tables, and legal writs, and yet Plagueis was guardian of one of the finest libraries to be found anywhere outside Obroa-skai or the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. — pg 56, (Darth Plagueis ~ James Luceno)
Note: In the book, there is a mistake that wasn’t caught when it was edited. I didn’t choose the sentence because of the mistake. In fact, I didn’t realize there was one when I read the page in the course of reading the book, or when I was scanning the paragraph for a likely quote. I only realized it as I was typing the sentence, making sure I was getting all the words. When the sentence sounded odd, I realized what was wrong. The quote: “. . .Plagueis was guardian of the one of the finest. . .” I could be wrong and the quote could be “. . .guardian of the finest. . .”, but I doubt it: libraries is plural, meaning more than one library is equal to the one he maintains.