Darth Bane

Darth Bane

Path of Destruction : A Novel of the Old Republic

Book - 2006
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"Two there should be; no more, no less.
One to embody the power, the other to crave it."
--Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel's brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, a far greater destiny awaits him.
As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane. But the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side--and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.

"A solid space adventure [that] charts the evolution of an antihero almost as chilling as Darth Vader."
--Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, c2006
ISBN: 9780345477378
9780345477361
Branch Call Number: KARPY
Characteristics: 324 p

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Chinderixx
Apr 13, 2016

The Book isn't bad. In fact, it is very well written. Drew Karpshyn manages to create a very vivid story with plot twists and some cliche moments. It is particularly interesting seeing Bane's emotions during the course of this novel. His awful upbringing sets the stage for everything else to come. (There are also No bad words in this book which is AWESOME!) However, it gets graphic and gory in some parts, especially when Bane kills a fellow Sith apprentice or person, (such as the children and their father). Its gets even worse when Bane gets so lost and caught up in his quest for power that he cannot see what he destroys and creates. The plot gets even more depressing when he meets his young to be apprentice Rain, who just like Bane, can't learn to forgive and does the only thing she knows how to do in a difficult situation. Kill others. From this tragic story, it is clear to see that Bane really does go down a path of destruction.

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sparky1976
Aug 09, 2012

Great character in Darth Bane! Must read for Star Wars fans.

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Sohfee
Jul 29, 2012

It was hard to understand a villain, but Karpyshyn defines his character brilliantly. Must read for star wars fans. The second and third are outstanding as well.

JWolf Jan 23, 2012

A good book, it explains a lot about the Rule of Two. After reading it, I couldn't wait to read the 2nd one!

jplynch25 Sep 18, 2011

Guilty pleasure for sure.

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cowlick005
Aug 31, 2011

I was worried about how I could become invested in a book where the main character is a "bad guy". However, Drew Karpyshyn pulled it off, and he knows what he's talking about when it comes to Star Wars. Drew was the lead writer for the incredible Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect video games, and while the story isn't quite as epic as the previously stated titles, that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially considering that there are two more books in this series. Overall, highly recommended for any Star Wars fan.

aeverhart Aug 07, 2011

Interesting story on how one becomes a sith! Well written.

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