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Rule of Two: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 2 | [Drew Karpyshyn]

Rule of Two: Star Wars: Darth Bane, Book 2

In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes.
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In the New York Times best-seller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith - until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order...and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two.

Two there should be; no more, no less.

One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action, and he thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy.

But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane’s hands in the last great Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Joshua’s belief that there are surviving Sith on the loose is unshakeable.

As Johun continues his dogged pursuit of the man who killed his master, Zannah, faced unexpectedly with a figure from her past, begins to question her embrace of the dark side. And Darth Bane is led by Force-induced visions to a moon where he will acquire astonishing new knowledge and power - power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined....

©2012 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Matt 07-30-14
    Matt 07-30-14 Member Since 2014

    "Two there should be, no more no less. One to embody the power, the other to crave it."--Darth Bane

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    "Legacy of the Order of Sith Lords is Born"

    Excellent narration, excellent story.....The Rule of Two "One to embody the power, one to crave it." is a game changer for not only the Sith, but the galaxy as a whole. Darth Bane and Darth Zannah begin the grand plan to topple the Jedi, along the way of laying the foundation they must make perilous journey's. Zannah must infiltrate the Jedi Order itself while Darth Bane heads to the orders ancestral home world of Tython. The Path of Destruction started in book 1 continues, and many will suffer.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Edward N. Cambria, PA, United States 12-09-12
    Edward N. Cambria, PA, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "The Ultimate Anti-Hero!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rule of Two to be better than the print version?

    Yes! The sound effects and background noise make it so much more enjoyable!! You can actually put yourself into the action.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rule of Two?

    So many stand out moments...but if pressured...the final battle is quite awesome! It seem to last like for 10 minutes of listening!!


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis – was your favorite?

    He does them all quite well, even the females. However, I think he seems to do quite well with Valenthyne Farfalla. He seems to put allot of emotion and feeling into his dialog.


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

    The Ultimate Anti-Hero


    Any additional comments?

    Even though Bane is the real main character here, he spends allot of time in the background. The gist of the story focuses on Zannah and her missions and training. Also on her doubts. She is by a Sith for sure, but sometimes feels torn about it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sean MESA, AZ, United States 11-12-12
    Sean MESA, AZ, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't wait till book 3"
    If you could sum up Rule of Two in three words, what would they be?

    Not a let down. Often the middle of trio has no real plot and is all set up for part three. This book did an excellent job of creating a unique story and still left me wanting for the next one.


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

    He caries this series well and I look forward to listening to him again.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-21-13
    Karen 01-21-13

    Avid book reader and fan of quality audibles.

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    "Loved It...Want More"

    The "Rule of Two" was amazingly fun and a great listening experience. As a sequel, I was concerned the story would fail to live up to the quality of the first book, Path of Destruction. While different, the book still managed to exceed my expectations. The story throws in some surprises as Bane goes on the hunt for ancient holocrons and begins preparing his new apprentice for her eventual rise to power. The ending introduces additional twists and turns that I found interesting. The narration and production quality are the same as the first book (which I loved) and continue to receive nothing but the highest of praise from me.

    Questionable Points:

    If I had to pick a couple of criticisms, one would be that I do not really agree with Bane's ideology of the "rule of two". I find that the Sith, whether they are two or two million, suffer the same backstabbing and power hungry intentions regardless of their numbers. Another criticism would be the lack of force power use and the over reliance of the light saber. These are more issues with the universe as a whole rather than the author since force users create barriers against each other hence the reliance on the sabers. These are comments regarding the lore overall, but are two things that often surface to the top of my thoughts. Although I find myself disappoint by the progression of the Sith to a "rule of two" rule of two ideology and the lore's nullification of force powers, I still found the story, characters, narration and overall enjoyment of the book carried through till the end.

    Overall, an exceptional tale with fun twists and turns that delighted me every step of the way.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 12-07-12
    Robert 12-07-12
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    "Glad to see this come to audiobook"
    What did you love best about Rule of Two?

    The story and the characters. I loved reading all three books and the audio version did not disappoint.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how it was unabridged, so you didn't lose a minute of the action.


    What about Jonathan Davis’s performance did you like?

    I've always enjoyed his performances on Star Wars titles. My only fault was there was one or two moment for about 5 minutes apiece where there was a reverb effect where none was needed. It made everything sound like a interior monologue when it was obviously not.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Josh 04-20-15
    Josh 04-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So good..."

    Great narration, great story this was a superb example of an audio book! Well done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nicolas 08-19-14
    nicolas 08-19-14
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    "THE DARK SIDE IS STRONG IN THIS BOOK"
    What did you love best about Rule of Two?

    I enjoyed the way Johnathan Davis fit his voice to the mood of the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My Favorite character was of course Darth Bane. he is the dark side incarnate.


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

    the deep baritone of banes voice.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    angelina spence Arizona 04-07-14
    angelina spence Arizona 04-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Exciting book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Rule of Two the most enjoyable?

    Another great performance by Davis! The characters are believable and, of course, the sound effects are awesome. It's like listening to a movie. The story was a little slower in parts, at least compared with the first book, but overall was a great book. I really loved it!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Arith 03-21-13
    Arith 03-21-13
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    "Gripping story from start to finish!"
    Would you listen to Rule of Two again? Why?

    Yes, Drew's story was excellent, not to mention greatly narrated by Jonathan Davis.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rule of Two?

    The tense and gripping ending. I never thought one could 'read' about a lightsaber battle but Drew made it truly imaginable with his accurate descriptions.


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

    The background noise sets the environment, while Jonathan and his many voices really add flavour to each character. It would have been a bit flat if all the characters had the same voices, so the fact that each character had their own unique identify really made it more exciting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Despite being evil (albeit a lawful evil), you really do feel a bit sorry for Bane and everything that he struggles against.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't recommend this entire series enough. Not only is it great story telling, excellent narration, but the characters are their own with each distinct personality. Some you really care for while others you just want to slap. But the fact that you care so much either way is a great testament to how good this series is.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Trevor North Richland Hills, Tx, United States 01-14-13
    Trevor North Richland Hills, Tx, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Dark and Original"
    What made the experience of listening to Rule of Two the most enjoyable?

    The Reader reallyyy takes his job seriously, does lots of voices and reads with
    Great enthusiasm.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The re-forming of the darkside, and the difficulty of maintaing the raw power of the darkside


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


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

    Just the lightsaber noise


    Any additional comments?

    Very interesting story perspective of the sith

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Kim Frandsen
    Cork, Ireland
    4/13/13
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    "Great book, even better narrator."

    Great book, taking you through the life of Darth Bane and the establishment of the rule of two. You get the impression that the character thinks higher of himself, than even he is prepared to admit.



    The narrator is good as well, using different voice and accents that make it easy to distinguish between characters at any given time.

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  • Mr. M. E. Mcgookin
    UK
    4/7/13
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    "Really great, looking forward to part three"

    Great listen, finding out how Bane and his apprentice go about re-establishing the sith order in his vision. Stay with Bane as he goes about finding more about he ancient sith order and his apprentice as she begins her training and learns how to survive using the dark side as her ally.



    Really looking forward to listening to part three next month and getting to the conclusion of this great trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Amesbury United Kingdom
    3/29/13
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    "Fantastic"

    I read these a while back nd was hooked. I love this series and the evoulution of the Sith 1000 years before Anakin turns up.



    Fantastic listen! All three!

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