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Star Wars: Darth Bane - Dynasty of Evil [Kindle Edition]

Drew Karpyshyn
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Book Description

The Sith are gone -- all except Darth Bane, creator of the "Rule of Two," which states that the new Sith Order will consist of only two: a Master and an apprentice. But how does one train an apprentice whose ultimate goal -- and proof of success -- must be to kill the Master?



Darth Bane is beginning to suffer the effects of drawing heavily on the dark side of the Force for so many years. At the same time, he's beginning to doubt his apprentice, Zannah, because she hasn't yet tried to kill him and take his power. Is she weak? Unworthy of being his apprentice?



When he learns of an ancient Sith holocron that holds the secret to immortal life, he sends Zannah off on a mission and heads out to search for the holocron on his own. But Zannah is anything but weak, and now that she guesses his doubts, she decides the time is right to take him on.



The Forces of evil will clash in spectacular battle, with the future of the Sith hanging in the balance!



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"It's a testament to how strong the writing and characters are that I was unable to predict how it would end, even up to the very last page... Works perfectly in rounding off the loose ends from the first two books, whilst also leaving enough room to continue, with plenty of Star Wars action along the way. 9/10" (Emotionally Fourteen)

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The sequel to the New York Times bestsellers Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two, continuing the epic tale of Darth Bane, the most famous Sith Lord ever!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 878 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345511565
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (30 Sept. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099542951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099542957
  • ASIN: B0045JKEB2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,738 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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slowish Start, The Rest Is Epic (Mostly) 29 Dec. 2009
Format:Hardcover
The third Darth Bane book overall does not disappoint. Unlike the first two books however, I felt it had a rather slowish start. The book opens with little in the way of action - something we saw so much of in the previous books. There is a 'shoot out' here and there, but the beginning mostly introduces you to various new characters (and forgotten old ones) as well as what is going on inside their minds. This can be interesting at times, but I felt that overall in terms of entertainment value the opening quarter of the book was a little hit and miss.

Once this book got going however, it was as exciting as anything we've seen in the previous two novels. All the individual narratives merge into one making it nearly impossible to put this book down (much like the other Darth Bane books).

My only other complaint is the final paragraph of the book (excluding the epilogue) which was frustratingly confusing. When you get there you'll understand what I mean - the good news however, is that the author clears this up on his website.

To conclude, I'm pleased to say this novel is a worthy conclusion to the Darth Bane trilogy. Apart from the slowish start and slightly confusing ending it is a thoroughly enjoyable read. If you've read the other Darth Bane books and are heisting buying this book please do so no longer. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

I would also urge any Star Wars (or sci-fi) fan who has not read the Bane trilogy to do so. It's surely the finest trilogy of Star Wars books.

If you want a comparison against the other Bane books I would rank this book overall the weakest of the trilogy (with the first being the strongest book). However, this does not mean it's a bad book, I still really enjoyed it...and I'm sure you will too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good ending. 15 May 2011
Format:Paperback
The 3rd book out of the Darth Bane trilogy. 10 years on from the end of book 2, this finale centres on the future of the Sith. Darth Bane is starting to question his choice in apprentice as she has not challenged him for the title of Sith Master, despite his growing signs of weakness. What springs from there is a division between him and his apprentice, Darth Zannah, as the future of the order hangs in the balance.

Very good. I was unsure of how Drew Karpyshyn could finish this trilogy without it feeling flat, but the ending is brilliant.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Only two there are... but how could they know? 26 Oct. 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
OK so the first book dealt with the destruction of the Sith making the Jedi believe they were extinct. The second book dealt with the creation of the Rule of Two, the Jedi discovering a Sith Lord still existed and ultimately being deceived into thinking they had killed off the last one.

This book simply dealt with the Sith finding a new apprentice while the Jedi still believed they were extinct. So based on that, how the hell could Yoda be so convinced in The Phantom Menace that "only two there are. A master and an apprentice" when there could be no way of the Jedi ever knowing about this Rule of Two malarkey? Forgive me for sounding like a nerdy fanboy but this quite obvious plot hole meant I couldn't enjoy this book anywhere near as much as I should have.

Anyway, the story basically revolves around the search for a new apprentice and it is made obvious right from the start that there are 3 possible candidates. This makes the book more fun because the reader is left guessing which one will finally get the job. There are some really good subtle hints that will lead the reader to think it could be any one of them and I was surprised at the end. However, the subtlety was slightly over done in the climax of the book and it may not be clear to all readers who actually won the final battle.

Fundamentally it was a very good read. It was well paced and the fight sequences were very well written. Although I personally thought some of the Force abilities were a bit far fetched and more like something out of Harry Potter than Star Wars, it had enough excitement and suspense to keep me wanting to know what happened next.

So I would really like to give it 5 stars because it really was a good read. Sadly I am pedantic and the obvious oversight I mentioned at the beginning of this review is as silly as the concept of Greedo shooting first...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting end to the trilogy 29 Oct. 2010
Format:Paperback
My hat off to Drew Karpyshyn, who has mastered a rare feat: writing three Star Wars novels without littering them with incomprehensible references to miscellanea no-one cares about.

The trilogy in general is excellent, but as I have reviewed the other two books, I shall stay focussed.

Dynasty of Evil tells the story of how the current generation of the new 'Rule of Two' Sith (Darth Bane and Darth Zannah) segue into the next generation (whoever that might be, I'm not telling!), and whether it is Darth Bane or Darth Zannah who triumphs and becomes (or remains) Dark Lord of the Sith.

As with the other two novels in the trilogy, it is well-written, and gives insight into the mysterious nature of the Force. Its pacing can be awkward in places, and the suspense builds pretty much from the beginning, so unless you read it as I did, in about two days, you might find that the dramatic tension breaks if you go for a long time between chapters. Having said that, you probably won't want to put the book down.

I am now in the midst of re-reading the trilogy, and the entire story is very moving. In my opinion, the fall of Dessel to the Dark Side, while less of a fall than Anakin Skywalker's, is more affective. And when one realises that Darth Bane set in motion the events that, one thousand years later, would result in the collapse of the Jedi Order and the Republic itself... the mind boggles.

An excellent novel, and a brilliant addition to the Expanded Universe.
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Third book in this series, great fast paced story. Been a couple of years now. Wish there was a number 4. The Bane series is an example of how to write a star wars book. Read more
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