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
This was my first audio book ever, after this book I just had to hear all of the 3 Darth Bane books!
The sound effects at the background blended with Jonathan's great voice acting was just everything I could have hoped for a star wars title.
I just wish there were more of the Old republic era Star Wars books that was narrated by Jonathan Davis. =)
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!
One of the top 3. The story was excellent and exciting. Never a dull moment.
Giddeon (sp?) was a ruthless Sith apprentice that had me fascinated by her character. She made real world decisions and didn't shy away from difficult choices.
Yes. All were excellent. The added sound effects and voice characterizations made for a even more lively story.
I wish I could! It killed me to break it up and only listen to it when I had spare time. I kept sneaking in listens here and there.
Get the entire trilogy! It was great seeing Bane's adventure from a nobody to one of the most menacing forces in the universe.
Darkside, Adventure, Prequel
Jonathan Davis delivers another great performance, definitely pick this one up if you are a Star Wars fan and want some Sith back story.
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 was pretty good. It follows the transformation of a decent man into an evil emotionless hollow man whose goals are totally warped by the dark side of the force. I think this book was interesting to learn how the Star Wars universe converted from many sith to only two. It explains it more completely and for me that was reason enough to get it to understand why their are only two sith in the movies.
That said I won't be getting book 2 or 3 because this was the only portion of the story that is at all relevant to the larger story of star wars and the 2 books just tell about later portions of Banes life.
This trilogy is fantastical! The narration is phenomenal, and the storyline is Hollywood worthy. With a good director to back it up this trilogy could make millions.
This is the first one that i've listened to but i intend to download more audiobooks!
Darth Bane. The main character of the book and his story was told so good that it made him my favourite.
Very good! I could listen to his voice for hours!
Yes but its to long for me to listen to in one sitting.
I highly recommend it!
"a must for all star wars fans"
have to say I really enjoy this book its very well written and fits in well to the star wars universe.
my only gripe is with the narrator Jonathan Davis it felt a bit flat in some parts. But I have to say I normally enjoy his work in the other books he has Narrated.
Over all a great listen!
"One of the best"
This is by far one of my favourite books I have listened to it was so refreshing and gave you a real understanding on what the author was trying to get across to his audience.
"Book one of the Darth Bane series."
Path of destruction takes you on a journey a long ling time ago in a place far away. Before most known lore of Star wars.
It follows the life of a Sith legend and shows you his struggles to greatness. You meet a wide cast of different characters all brought to life by a great narrator, Jonathan Davis, Which really pulls you into the story that bit extra
Another thing that pulls you in and is a fantastic bonus over the books is the sound effects. Just hearing the hum on a lightsaber just adds the extra oomf to the battles.
Its a must have for any Star wars fan or just anyone into sifi.
The great story writer Drew Karpyshyn really had made this series of books a great one which will make you just want to keep listening and hope it doesn't stop.
These are a must have in any Star wars fan.
Really enjoyed this book, so much so that I bought the second one before I was due a credit. Great telling of how the sith order was in the past, and how the "one master, one apprentice" theory came about and how Bane goes about his plan to restore the order to his vision. Nice to hear Bane's beginnings before he was a sith as well.
"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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