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Dynasty of Evil: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 3 | [Drew Karpyshyn]

Dynasty of Evil: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 3

Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality - and his own.
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Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to engage her Master in mortal combat and prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality - and his own.

A perfect opportunity arises when a Jedi emissary is assassinated on the troubled mining planet Doan, giving Bane an excuse to dispatch his apprentice on a fact-finding mission - while he himself sets out in secret to capture the ancient holocron of Darth Andeddu and its precious knowledge. But Zannah is no fool. She knows that her ruthless Master has begun to doubt her, and she senses that he is hiding something crucial to her future. If she is going to claim the power she craves, she must take action now.

While Bane storms the remote stronghold of a fanatical Sith cult, Zannah prepares for her Master’s downfall by choosing an apprentice of her own: a rogue Jedi cunning and cold-blooded enough to embrace the Sith way and to stand beside her when she at last wrests from Bane the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.

But Zannah is not the only one with the desire and power to destroy Darth Bane. Princess Serra of the Doan royal family is haunted by memories of the monstrous Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her when she was a child. Bent on retribution, she hires a merciless assassin to find her tormentor - and bring him back alive to taste her wrath.

Only a Sith who has taken down her own Master can become Dark Lord of the Sith. So when Bane suddenly vanishes, Zannah must find him - possibly even rescue him - before she can kill him. And so she pursues her quarry from the grim depths of a ravaged world on the brink of catastrophe to the barren reaches of a desert outpost, where the future of the dark side’s most powerful disciples will be decided, once and for all, by the final, fatal stroke of a lightsaber.

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Guadalupe Luis Florida, USA 02-25-15
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    "A must have trilogy for any fan of starwars."

    A trully great trilogy I've listed to it three times in three years. If you like Starwars this might be a good buy for you.

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    "Perfect ending for a great saga!"

    If you like the Sith or Star Wars in general the Darth Bane trilogy will almost force you to read everything you can about their immense universe.

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    Shayn Lavender Valdosta, GA United States 01-14-15
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    "Another great performance!"

    The end of the Bane saga was a wonderful story. It is too sad that LFL/Disney has chosen to go in another direction with the EU stories. Still a worthy addition to the whole. Johnathon did a wonderful job reading for us.

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    Awesome! I'm hooked on the books even more than watching all the star wars movies.

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    Landon Crowley, Tx, United States 01-13-14
    Landon Crowley, Tx, United States 01-13-14 Member Since 2015

    Came on here for Star Wars books, now its time to get to history, politics, and religion.

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    "1 & 2 build up and 3 falls...slightly"
    What did you love best about Dynasty of Evil?

    By the time we get to part 3 of this amazing series we know what Darth Bane's legacy will be: the rule of two. The first book propels us through the life of Derek, his pains, he tragedy and his victories. The 2nd book takes us even further in realizing how evil this man is and how far he will go to reset the course of the Sith. Book 3, however, begins to flicker out. It almost becomes a mirror of the other two books and the climax doesn't come until the very end when the Rule of Two is finally upheld. Nevertheless, this series is up there with Thrawn.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Dark Jedi, Set Harth, spoke to me because I somehow know that if I were a Jedi then this is how I'd eventually use my power. Not too dark, not too light, but rather a dim street light in the middle of nowhere. My problem with the Sith and Jedi is their fundamentalism, there is no other way but their code. Set Harth struck out on his own, but he definitely could've used some more training.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The miners meeting and death of the Jedi by what would become Darth Cognus.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The first two books had me starting this book and not wanting it to end. Unfortunately, that feeling didn't last. I was ready for the show down. I was ready to see the Rule of Two become Sith doctrine. I was ready to see who Zannah would take as her apprentice. But I was ready for it to hurry up and be over as well. Not because of the performance or the writing, but because it was obvious it was going to come to it and instead of everything else being a journey to get there, it was almost filler.


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    Eric Anchorage, ALASKA, United States 03-31-13
    Eric Anchorage, ALASKA, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "this is the way to end a trilogy"
    Would you listen to Dynasty of Evil again? Why?

    Yes I would, the story never went flat in any part the climax was amazing and the ending made me want another trilogy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Darth bane because you see how he evolved from a muscular grunt to a calculating sith.


    What does Jonathan Davis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Oh yea one of the reasons I cant read books is I can never stay focused but with davis I could close my eyes and see the star wars movie I wanna see instead of a pile of heap made by geoge lucas


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Haha with disney in charge it would be dont get your hopes up nerds we are making a jar jar spin off


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    jeremy seward, alaska 02-11-13
    jeremy seward, alaska 02-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Very enjoyable"
    What did you love best about Dynasty of Evil?

    I have liked the Bane series it is dark and delves into the nature of the dark side. Dynasty of Evil followed the previous 2 books in that nature. leaving on your seat to see who would win, the master or the apprentice


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is well written and greater read. You can easily lose a few hours listening


    Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Only the previous Bane books, all are very good


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    Love the series. It's gotta end somewhere I guess. Darth Bane rules! Once again I wish Marc Thompson had narrated it. The ending could be much better but I mean that's just me mostly not wanting it to ever end. It's a shame this story will never be finished. thanks for taking books away from the eu Disney!

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