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Star Wars: Darth Bane - Dynasty of Evil Hardcover – 24 Dec 2009

4.8 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Century (24 Dec. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846056977
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846056970
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.8 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 354,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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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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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By S P Mead TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Jun. 2016
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This is the third and final instalment in the Darth Bane trilogy of ‘Star Wars’ novels. It’s an exciting and dramatic conclusion to this original epic adventure written by Drew Karpyshyn, set within the broader fictional universe created by George Lucas. The central protagonist of the story, who happens to be a villain, seeks to take those steps which bring him closer to conquering the galaxy. Set almost 1,000 years before the destruction of the Death Star – as seen in ‘A New Hope’ – the age-old war between the Jedi Order and the Sith Brotherhood is over … with the Jedi apparently successful. But Darth Bane has survived, and has secretly been developing his Force powers while setting into motion a plan for the ultimate victory of the Sith.

This novel, alongside the two other instalments in the saga, presents one of the best Star Wars adventures that I’ve read. By enacting the Rule of Two, Bane and his apprentice – a young woman named Zannah – have covertly infiltrated the various power structures of the old Republic. Now, at the cusp of victory, Bane realises that he’s growing old and that his powers are starting to ebb. This causes him to suffer an existential crisis – for he wants to be the one who ruins the Jedi and establishes a new order of things based on Sith traditions. If he’s no longer capable of this, surely his apprentice ought to act – and kill him, so as to advance by means of the Rule of Two. But Zannah seemingly makes no move to do this, leading Bane to question whether she’s worthy. It’s in this context that Bane decides to master a long forgotten Force ability: to transfer his consciousness into a different body. With this new power, Bane could live-on indefinitely … Yet Zannah is ready to challenge Bane, and she’s become extremely powerful in the ways of Sith sorcery.
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This book ties up many of the loose ends of the other books. This book has a slow build up to the final confrontation between Barth Bane and Darth Zannah. This book has as much action as the first book in the trilogy the second book was a lot slower. The fight between Bane & Zannah was epic. I like the fact that because of the physical differences and mastery of different aspects of the Dark side it is not just lightsaber battle to the death. Having said they I love lightsaber battles, and this book does not disappoint in that department. This book is action packed and the pages just seem to fly by. It is set out like a chess board getting all the pieces in place for the Checkmate. It is a good ending to the Bane trilogy, and how the legacy of the Sith continues till Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith and Star Wars: Darth Plagues. Darth Bane also considers using clones and the essence transfer but runs out of time which Palpatine / Darth Sidious uses in Star Wars: Dark Empire (Star Wars (Dark Horse)) and Star Wars: Dark Empire II (Star Wars): Dark Empire II (Star Wars)
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I have read and loved the 2 former Darth Bane books, so I was very happy when I finally got the last one, to see how it would all end.
I was not disappointed, Darth Bane and his apprentice show us all how the Sith will remain strong until Palpatine rules the Entire Galaxy.
It all started with Bane and his views of what the Sith philosophy should be. I recommend this Book, as well as its 2 predecessors to anyone that likes Star Wars. Actually, if you like reading and any form of scy-fy/Fantasy, do yourself a favor and get this trilogy.
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