Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy - until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.
Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape - a day he fears may never come. But when a high-stakes card game ends in deadly violence, Dessel suddenly finds himself a wanted man.
On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel 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, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy - if he can prove himself truly worthy.
As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side at the feet of its greatest masters, Dessel embraces his new Sith identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, one must fully surrender to the dark side through a trial by fire that Bane, for all his unquenchable fury and lust for power, may not be strong enough to endure... especially since deception, treachery, and murder run rampant among the Sith disciples, and utter ruthlessness alone is the key to survival.
Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph - and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power.
©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio
"Two there should be, no more no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it."--Darth Bane
Darth Bane should get his own movie. The book and narration was excellent to say the least. Jonathon Davis does a superb job voicing the Sith'ari. The whole trilogy is outstanding, but Path of Destruction sets it all up perfectly.
Yes, the audio uses real sounds from the movies, I felt like I could picture what I heard.
Bane, he's a badass beyond belief!
His ability to play different voices without me really noticing it was him, few times I swore there was someone else.
When Bane discovered the Unknown Planet.
Without a doubt the best sic-fi Audiobook I have ever listened to. It was so good, I listen to it a gain, but I have to finish the 2nd & 3rd!
I've always loved the movies, but never read the books. This trilogy was recommended to me and I thought I would try it. The story is great, giving you background into the Sith history.
Jonathan Davis's does a great job.
I already have the next two books in the trilogy and they are next.
Love Audible!! Hope you all do too!
Yes! Am listening to it now. I'm always for the good guys. The Sith are not good guys, but in this first installment, after learning of Darth Bane's upbringing and subsequent hard early life, you're almost rooting for him to win!
Story line is solid, and believable.
All of them! J-Davis is truly a gifted narrator!
I believe in constantly learning. I believe that people have a phenomenal capacity for change. I encourage people that there are no limitations. Coffee is my vitamin C. I am a computer exorcist and sage.
Bane. He has been only referenced in the mythos for decades now. It's great to see this character come to life with such a depth. Well done!
Bane and the instructors at the academy. They were all distinct characters. well done.
Yes I did . I purchased it and literally listened in one sitting
This book is the essence of Dtar Wars lore anyone who loves Star Wars (such as I) needs to read/ listen to this book!
Of course it was. Never wanted to "to it down".
I had originally started reading this book on iBooks (apple app) and because of Johnathan's amazing performance I had to start over to hear it all again!
This book is incredible. It's almost addicting to learn more and more about how the start of what culminates in darth vader and dearth sidious's destruction of the republic.
Wow I haven't been so engrossed in any audiobook more than I was with this one. The reader and sounds are impeccable. I will be buying the whole series!! Definitely worth checking out. It's incredibly detailed and vivid. Not to mention it is VERY interesting to see how the Sith changed during the Old Republic era.
"If you love Star Wars this is a must read"
If you love Star Wars this is a must read. Great insight into the past and dark side
Wasn't too sure on it to start with, but it was a great story! One of the best in the star wars series!
Very enjoyable audiobook. Well narrated and loved the sound effects. Looking forward to book 2 in the series.
I have listened to this trilogy a few times. It's great. Great story, well read. Get them all and you won't be disappointed!
Great story and insight into how the rule of two was started. Very good story.
"Awesome book but missing a part"
the book is great however is missing a part of the book?!!??
Bane. as he kicks ass
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