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The Paths to Power was a political text written by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine shortly after his election to the office in 32 BBY. The book was released on 5:3:13 GrS (30 BBY) and topped the best-seller lists. The release of The Paths to Power was later included in a listing of Palpatine's triumphs included in the Inaugural Edition of HoloNet News, celebrating the Chancellor's appointment as Galactic Emperor. The text was considered a modern masterpiece in the time following Palpatine's death in 4 ABY, during which Imperial Admiral Gaen Drommel had it highly ranked on his reading list.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Paths to Power was first mentioned in the in-universe article, Republic HoloNet News Special Inaugural Edition 16:5:24, published in Star Wars Insider 84. The book was created by author Daniel Wallace, who later noted on his blog that it was but one example of Palpatine's career as a writer, as the Emperor had been established as the author of the Dark Side Compendium in the Dark Empire comic series. The text was then mentioned in the third installment of The Imperial Warlords: Despoilers of an Empire, an article written by Abel G. Peña and Daniel Wallace and published on the StarWars.com Blog.
- Republic HoloNet News Special Inaugural Edition 16:5:24 (First appearance)