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Star Wars: Darth Bane - Path of Destruction

Star Wars: Darth Bane - Path of Destruction [Kindle Edition]

Drew Karpyshyn
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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"It effortlessly explores the way in which the class system and worker oppression can make the dark path look attractive...a well told filling-in of Sith history" (Dreamwatch)

"A solid space adventure [that] charts the evolution of an anti-hero almost as chilling as Darth Vader" (Publishers Weekly)

Book Description

In the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, we learned about

the "Rule of Two," which decrees that there can only ever be two Sith Lords in existence

at once--Master and Apprentice. The powerful Sith Lord who destroyed all his adversaries, killed his own Master, and invented the Rule of Two was the legendary Darth Bane. This is his story.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 663 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345477367
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (31 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099491966
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099491965
  • ASIN: B009IJZC16
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,578 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and Mass Effect: Revelation, as well as several other fantasy and science fiction novels. He is also an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company BioWare, where he was lead writer on Mass Effect and the blockbuster Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video games. He lives in Alberta, Canada, with his wife, Jen, and their cat.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Side 17 July 2007
This is without a doubt the greatest book that i have ever read. Not being a big star wars myself i never would have believed that i would ever say that. However, the entire story is so gripping that even after the first page i was hooked and i couldn't put the book down until i had finished it. The dark side of the force is a powerful thing but i also felt that the book had a funny inclin to it and i just had to laugh at some of the things that the characters said. all in all though i would recommend this book to anyone regardless of whether they like star wars or not.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of the End of the Beginning! 10 July 2007
As a stand alone novel, set a 1000 years before 'The Phantom Menace', this story charts the rise of the Sith Lord 'Darth Bane' and how he learns the Dark Side of the Force. He quickly discovers the 'Sith' have lost their way and sets about to put the order back on the true path, which eventually culminates in the rising of Sidious and Vader - 'Two there should be. No more, no less. One to Embody the Power and one to crave the Power' this is Bane's testimony to the 'Sith' order.
This is one of my favourite books in the Star Wars Universe and it is brilliant from begining to end, as it charts the rise of Bane. It reveals a side not usually explored in the Star Wars Universe and I found that I ended up wanting Bane to succeed over the Sith and Jedi. (APOLOGIES) The book leaves scope for more follow ups (one is being released at Christmas time) and the writer's engaging style will mean I will be one of the first to buy the sequels. All in all an excellent book and in some ways it reminded me of Raymond E Feist's 'Magician'.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow awesome star wars title 21 Aug 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this so far has to my favorite star wars book, great story and also fans of the KOTOR will be pleased to read a few familiar names, I received this book as a birthday present and first thought "its set 1020 years before ANH, it cant be that good" how wrong i was to underestimate the dark side lol

So in short the sith have lost there way and only Bane discovers the true ideals of the sith, griping story i couldent put it down and read throu it in record time.

If like me you are a star wars fan and a fan of the dark side BUY IT!!!!
or if u are a lil too much of a dark side fan steal it lol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a really good starwars book my only criticism is some of the dialogue is bland,samey, and stilted; it is as though the authour just couldnt be bothered to make the characters say something engaging ( writers block, i think its called)

Saying that there are some great scenes and dialogue in it. But be warned theres some filler in here too!

p.s. i actually meant to give it 5 stars. but pressed 3 by mistake -even with the stilted dialouge this is a brilliant starwars book-
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is about as good as a Star Wars book can possibly get. In my opinion, the biggest problem for Star Wars authors is that it is very hard to describe Space battles and Lightsaber duels using text alone. There are countless books where you end up reading about thrusts and parries with no real visualisation in your head. Drew Karpyshyn changes all that by describing the ever changing momentum of the battle, in the minds of the two combatants which makes for much more immersive and enjoyable reading. Furthermore the story is incredible as Bane stoops to darker and ever more evil levels in his efforts to crush his enemies and dominate the Sith. This is perhaps the best Star Wars book of them all, possibly even topping the mighty 'Shadows of the Empire'. Certainly, along with Shadows, it can be considered one of the precious few Star Wars books to truly capture the spirit of the films and genuinely immerse you in the same magical universe. 10/10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The good and Dark 19 Aug 2008
Before I begin, as a back-note I've played star wars role-playing games on the pc previous to reading this book and gained quite a bit of knowledge on the star wars universe from other places too.

I first spotted this book while looking for something to read when I was previously going on holiday.
The moment I picked it up I was reading it, and this was before I'd even bought it. To say the least I was getting hints from the shop staff to either buy it or put it back, lol.

I completed it 2 days later with extreme annoyance that I couldn't go and get the English written sequel in turkey lol. An then once I got back home I found out it hadn't even been released yet.

The book is filled with strategic well placed character advancements and plot twists, that are thouroughly entrancing to read. As a warning, don't read if you've got to be somewhere on the same day.

As I mentioned earlier I played read a few books and played a few games with a hell of a lot of back story and general star wars info in them, so I know alot about star wars, if your a star wars afficionado and need to find something else to fuel your collection or just looking for a good read, then I wholeheartedly recommend this book to you.

I hope you have as much fun reading and rereading this book as I did!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Darth Bane - Path of Destruction 14 Jun 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
To be honest, at first I was unsure whether a Starwars book could be as in depth and action packed as the movies.
Darth Bane Being my first Starwars novel to read, and WOW. Simply WOW.
It gives you a real indepth read into what goes on within the Sith order.
I couldnt put this book down. When I first started reading, Within 10 pages I was already Getting very excited.

The story is very belivable (Within the boundries of Starwars)
I would highly recommend this book to any starwars fan, epecially those who belive the Sith are awsome!

As soon as I fnished the book, I wanted more, More to read, like the Sith seek more power. I searched Amazon and found the Second book. Bought it, and read it ASAP. Brilliant.

Darth Bane 5 Stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best Star Wars books ever.
If you ever wondered how the Sith started the Rule of two then read this trilogy. A must For true Star Wars fans.
Published 16 hours ago by king nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this series now - For the Darkness!
This is one of the best star wars books / series - read it read it now!!
Published 20 days ago by Mr C J Puncheon
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good.
Such a good read. This book is extremely good and I can't wait to start the others. Must buy for anyone interested in Star Wars/Sith
Published 1 month ago by Blair Wigglesworth
4.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the True Sith
Great book!

If you are a fan of Star Wars and the Sith this is. Must read. Learn the origin of Darth Bane the Sith Lord who instigated the Rule of two. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Daniel Tyler
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Very good story, very well written - a must read for any Star Wars fan. Bane's path is one that all will enjoy.
Published 2 months ago by Jack Gant
5.0 out of 5 stars should be the next films!
Amazing book! Disney need look no further for a script for the next films. Dark, no nonsense story telling. Brilliant!
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Through victory my chains are broken.
This book is so dark side. The only down side is waiting for the post man to bring the next book. Highly recommended.
Published 4 months ago by Gothmog79
4.0 out of 5 stars Through victory, my chains are broken
This is my first Star Wars book and it didn't disappoint. At first I was sceptical of Darth Bane as a character, but shortly into reading he grew on my as well as the supporting... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kyo
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book is simply amazing. There are no other words for it. it manages to capture the essence of the star wars franchise perfectly and should appeal to both the lovers of the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ryan Stephen Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless
This book is simply brilliant! Karpyshyn tells a masterfully put together story, with compelling characters and exciting action. Read more
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