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Principles of Power was a book purportedly written by Galactic Emperor Palpatine for the exclusive use of the Moffs who served in the Imperial government below him. Despite its classified nature, the publication was advertised for public sale[1] between 16 ABY and 17 ABY,[2] after the rise of the New Republic. In that time, while searching for information about his mother,[1] Padmé Amidala,[3] Jedi Master Luke Skywalker viewed an advertisement for the volume while in a courtesy cab operated by the Galactic Archives, a dealer who ran a book shop in Trader's Plaza, Talos spaceport, on the planet Atzerri. The advertisement also touted the H'kig book of laws, the Sith book of offerings and rituals, and a book that purported to teach techniques to form group minds like the Bilar species. Despite a discount for the purchase of three or more volumes, Skywalker dismissed the books as likely frauds.[1]

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Principles of Power was mentioned in Shield of Lies, the second novel of The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy. The novel was written by Michael P. Kube-McDowell and published in 1996.[1]

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