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
Science fiction has been a favorite genre of mines since childhood and Path of Destruction epitomizes quality/classic/entertaining/original sci-fi. I'm officially a fan of both Drew Karpyshyn and the gifted narrator Jonathan Davis... On to the next one.
This book was simply amazing. It's narration top-notch. Jonathan Davis IS Darth Bane incarnate. He narrates every character with masterful skill, making it seem like it isn't one man voicing different people. The story is gripping with twists and turns galore. The end will leave you craving the rest of this series. I would recommend this book and its subsequent entries to any Star Wars fan or fan of Sci-fi in general. Simply a masterpiece worthy of high praise.
Without rambling too much, Darth Bane is my new favorite Star Wars character. Love the tail of the creation of the rule of two. I find the sith to be such a compelling story. The voice acting in this book and atmosphere created seemingly places you directly into the environment.
One of the best books I've ever experienced. the story, the power, it was all exhilarating. If you are a true star wars fan and are always desiring more of the star wars world this is a book you MUST read.
No idea how many times I've listened to this trilogy, I think this is my 4th time through. It's that good.
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.
This was such a vivid telling of the birth of the Sith that rule the current Star Wars universe. I had always heard of Darth Bane and his power but to hear it come to life, and read so well by J. Davis was outstanding!! I highly recommend this audiobook.
"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
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
I cannae even download it. Audio book does not work and I have no idea why.
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