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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

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Great book and series but regretfully short

This is by far been one of my favorite series in the Star Wars books, all three books were excellent and I highly recommend that you read them. My only regret is that this book wasn't about three times as long as it was. But that's just wishful thinking because the series was so good! I love this author and I hope he continues to write more Star Wars books in the future!

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Entire trilogy is excellent - finishes great

The trilogy of the rule of two is well done. The story line and information about the universe fits and covers unanswered questions about "why only two". Excellent story and Darth Bane is just awesome. I don't root for bad buys but Bane is wicked but not some sadistic brute. He is cunning and powerful.

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  • Justin
  • Farmington, UT, United States
  • 03-13-15

best book ever!!

i absolutely loved the bane series! so still written and the performance was great! fun book!

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amazing

I loved the Darth Bane trilogy. I read it growing up and loved it even more now. Jonathan Davis brought it to life!

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How books about Sith Lords should be done!

What other book might you compare Dynasty of Evil to and why?

I would also recommend the first two books of this series as well as Darth Plagueis.

Which scene was your favorite?

the last fight scene.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If I had time to listen to it all at once I would have!

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  • Sean
  • MESA, AZ, United States
  • 11-14-12

Most Adventurous of the Three!

If you could sum up Dynasty of Evil in three words, what would they be?

There will be blood....but I suppose that's four words

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

Vengence is a dish best served often.

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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.

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Great series!

Its good! loved the sith lore. Hope to find a Jedi audio book as good!

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You wont put it down

A great tale from the star wars universe with a perspective from the sith point of view, and shows the rebirth of the order that would eventually lead to the first galactic empire.

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jonathan davis is an amazing narrator a natural

loved it jonathan davis is a pure pleasure to listen to the best of any star wars narrarators

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Great book

A good book however It drifted of a bit from the story, I felt that it needed to be longer ;)