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
Pacing and storytelling, capturing the humanity behind the evil
Its predecesors are similar awesome stories
Captures the characters perfectly
I Love Star Wars. Come to the dark side to join my blind faith
I would also recommend the first two books of this series as well as Darth Plagueis.
the last fight scene.
If I had time to listen to it all at once I would have!
I always enjoy Jonathan Davis’s narrating he does a very good job. I would like to see more unabridged titles as well.
I am happy that he stay consistent with all his book that he narrates.
Do other Star War books unabridged PLZ.
There will be blood....but I suppose that's four words
Vengence is a dish best served often.
Excellent close to the trilogy! There is not a great way to give hints about what happens in book three without giving away plot intricacies. So I'll leave it with this: If you made it this far this book is the best of the three.
Avid book reader and fan of quality audibles.
The book "Dynasty of Evil" highlighted how much I really did not want the book or the series to end. When the book and series completed, I wonder if I will ever find a book series this enjoyable again. The book itself was as good as the first two and in some ways even better. The author even managed to address some of my criticisms of the Star Wars universe and found a way to have force powers used directly and indirectly rather than relying on light sabers alone. I liked the introduction of the Dark Jedi concept and the backstabbing between the Sith. The book's ending was also skillfully written and I appreciated the way the author managed to both close the story but also leave it open to the listeners/readers imagination.
This series solidly established me as a fan of quality-produced audio books (sound, music, voice acting) and the Star Wars universe in general. I will definitely be looking forward to audio books of equal quality from here on out.
After "Dynasty of Evil," I would recommend listening/reading Darth Plagueis (sadly, only one book). The book loosely follows many of the same trends introduced in the Darth Bane series and is close in quality.
In the top 5 at least.
Xena. In a way you feel sorry for her so I'm glad for her.
Voice characterizations and sound effects. Make the story come to life!
The part where the princess gets betrayed.
Awesome book! Get the trilogy!
Yes I would, the story never went flat in any part the climax was amazing and the ending made me want another trilogy.
Darth bane because you see how he evolved from a muscular grunt to a calculating sith.
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
Haha with disney in charge it would be dont get your hopes up nerds we are making a jar jar spin off
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
The story is well written and greater read. You can easily lose a few hours listening
Only the previous Bane books, all are very good
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