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Dynasty of Evil Audiobook

Dynasty of Evil: Star Wars Legends (Darth Bane)

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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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    Ry 01-21-17
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    "yes... Just.... yes... Please read if you love SW"

    I started the first book, then finished it in a couple of days. breezed through the 2nd and by the time I got to this one, I savored every page. Compelling plot and not quite ever predictable. I would love to see this as a movie, but, frankly, the book was done so well-- it doesn't need one. MUST READ!

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    Josh 06-09-16
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    "Great ending to the best trilogy."

    The bane series is by far the best in the star wars universe. I feel like this book was a fantastic way to end one of the most important stories in the star wars universe and I would highly recommend this trilogy to anyone who would wants more and better star wars in their lives. Side note Jonathan Davis knocks it out of the park again, his narration of these books is top notch.

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    Garren 05-25-16
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    "Great series"

    My favorite old republic series. Great tale of the Bane dynasty. Well done from book 1 to book 3.

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    Pepper R Goforth Riverview, FL, US 05-20-16
    Pepper R Goforth Riverview, FL, US 05-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "must read!"

    excellent series. I read into the void as my first star wars book, not bad but not interesting enough to read more. A friend suggested I try once more and recommended Bane...loved it tremendously! now I'm starting another book about the sith... I wish there was a book that picked up where this series ended. Must read series, you will enjoy it...great narration!

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    "the thrilling conclusion to the Bane trilogy"

    from start to finish Jonathan Davis has breathed incredible life into this series of novels, and this is no exception

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    What made the experience of listening to Dynasty of Evil the most enjoyable?

    PLEASE!!! add to the series...what becomes of Darth Zanna


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

    unsure...new to the series


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

    At the top with the others


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

    I would make a movie about all 3 in this series. Star Wars Dynasty of the Sith


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    Roy 11-06-15
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    "Brilliant book!"

    This is an absolute phenomenal wrap of the bane trilogy, must read even though it's bot completely canon anymore. Very good and twisting, compelling story. Had me jumping up and down during the tense battles. Grade A performance too, I love me some Davis.

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    "Very nice book, a good ending"

    I liked the whole trilogy. The story is well written and read. about halfway three quarters in, it dips in momentum then the ending just steals the show.

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    Pat O 05-16-15
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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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    "Thrilling!"

    I'm new to Star Wars novels but a die hard fan of fantasy & Sci Fi. I'm very aware of how difficult it is to write credible plots, twists, surprises and decent stories. Motives are not always clear and things tend to become muddled in bad books.

    Characters are not easy to craft and I'm hard to impress after being exposed to San Dan Glokta in The First Law series.There are a great many disappointing books in the world but this isn't one of them.

    I won't go into spoilers... this book was an experiment as I sought to be entertained by writers that I didn't know in a franchise that had over 60 books vying for my attention. I will say that Dynasty of Evil is imaginative, expansive and beautifully diverse. There are several well detailed characters and I actually understood their motives (which is a very common gripe of mine....) and development arcs. These people did things I understood. They failed to do things that were daft or sincerely misguided. If mistakes were made... they were recognisably plausible. I liked that. It was plausible which (if I'm honest) is very rare when I look for a good story.

    Don't you just hate it when seemingly intelligent, likeable characters do ridiculous things to ignite a plot?

    Buy this book. It deserves to be enjoyed.

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  • Amazon Customer
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    "What an amazing series"

    This trilogy was absolutely amazing. I found that I could not stop listening to the storyline taking you from the very beginnings of Darth Bane all the way to the end. With the twists and turns you were never quite sure how he was going to react and how Zannah was going to progress.



    The story line kept my ears stuck to the headset, Jon Davis made you hear all the characters involved and I felt quite immersed into the History of Darth Bane himself wanting to know more and more. With the Trilogy I was quite excited listening.



    My only disappointment was that the story eventually had to end.



    Great read for anyone interested in the Star Wars themes books.

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  • TonyP
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    "Loved it!"

    A superb finale to a brilliant trilogy. The Darth Bane stories are right up there with the very best Star Wars novels.

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  • Braden
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    "Great book"

    Not quite as strong as Path of Destruction, but a much better listen than Path of Two.

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  • orkney buyer
    4/25/17
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    "Star Wars Legends: Dynasty Of Evil Review"

    I loved this audio book & Jonathan Davis's narration of this audio book i hope we get more like this.
    by Orkney islands

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  • Manga goat
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    3/19/17
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    "End to the trilogy"

    The end to the Darth Bane books.

    Master vs apprentice. Great ending. One of the best ive read.

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  • matthew
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    "Brilliant."

    Bane, proving he is a force to be reckoned with. Highly recommend this title, but be sure to read the two novels that precede it.

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  • grant
    1/31/17
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    "fantastic just like the others in this series."

    the narrator brings the full series to life . great books great read well worth the credit

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  • Anty Clements
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    12/12/16
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    "Great End To An Amazing Trilogy!!"

    I loved this trilogy. Great Characters with immense power. I just wish there more in the series. Will certainly miss the exploits of Darth Bane & Darth Zannah.

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  • Amazon Customer
    11/21/16
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    "superb"

    awesome but I wish there was a follow on to this series. so many questions I have to complete

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