Star Wars Darth Bane #3: Dynasty of Evil

Star Wars Darth Bane #3: Dynasty of Evil

by Drew Karpyshyn
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Star Wars Darth Bane #3: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345511577
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Star Wars: Darth Bane Series , #3
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 72,763
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, and the Mass Effect novels Revelation and Ascension, as well as several other fantasy and science fiction novels. He is also an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company BioWare, where he was lead writer on Mass Effect and the blockbuster Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. He lives in Canada’s hinterlands with his wife, Jen, and their cat.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
The Jedi Order believes the Sith are gone, but whenever they hear of the discovery one of their artifacts they quickly confiscate them. However the truth is that two Sith survived, Darth Bane and his apprentice Zannah. The loyal acolyte must kill her Master in order to become the next Sith Lord with her own apprentice. Bane concludes Zannah is not worthy to one day succeed him because she has failed to challenge him; the key step to becoming the Sith Lord.--------- His body is failing from years of using the Dark Side of the Force, but takes heart in learning of a dead Sith Lord Darth Andeddu who transferred his essence into another body living for centuries. Bane sends Zannah to Doan where a Jedi was assassinated looking for Sith artifacts while he goes to Prakith to find the information so that he too can transfer his essence into another body. Zannah meets and defeats dark Jedi Set Herth making him her apprentice. They learn that Princess Serra of Doan kidnapped Bane with plans to torture him for what he did to her and her father over twenty years ago. However, Bane's abduction forces Zannah to mount a rescue because she must kill him as she is ready to do now to become Dark Lord of the Sith. --------------- The third Darth Bane Old Republic saga continues the escapades of those who traverse the dark side of the Force. There are several subplots that move forward the overarching theme from the previous books in this arc, Path of Destruction and Rule of Two; especially the latter. The cast driven of strong personalities embrace the dark side for differing motives. Darth Bane has no redeeming qualities while ambitious Zannah waits for the right moment to strike against her mentor. Set is ironically a dark version of Solo while Serra lives for one thing: vengeance. Drew Karpyshyn provides a fascinating look at the dark side during the Old Republic era.-------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best Star Wars novels yet. Darth Bane was true to character and very well written. I would like ti have seen more about Zannah's personality and feelings, but her character was well done as well. New characters added were very well conceived and may factor into future story lines, if they survived this novel. It was interesting to see how the Jedi and Sith evolved to where they were at the time of the original trilogy. You will not be disappointed.
Lord_Auras More than 1 year ago
Drew Karpyshyn's trilogy about Darth Bane's rise and fall as the founder of the Rule of Two is spectacular. Dynasty of Evil is a fitting conclusion to an amazing trilogy presenting the perspective that is often invisible to most readers. Hopefully Karpyshyn will pick up with the story of Darth Zannah and her apprentice, Darth Cognus, in another trilogy or cycle soon!
Bri68 More than 1 year ago
I liked this installment as much as I did the first two. It brings to a close the saga of Darth Bane and Darth Zannah but leads into the possibility of future novels to build off of this series. If another installment was put in print I would mostdefinitely preorder it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was easily one of the best books I've ever read, and after having read Ender's Game recently, thats saying something. Only once throughout the entire novel was there a paragraph that i felt to be a waste of ink, and that was one that made Master Obba appear to be overly boastful when he practically named off every reason that the Council of First Knowledge was extremely important. Other than that, however, it was an excellent read.
spellwork More than 1 year ago
I think the author had a hard time wrapping up this series. That said it's not a bad read by any means. It's good in itself, and a must if you've read the first two books.
Anonymous 12 months ago
She opened and closed it. She was nervous for more than 20 years she was an aprentice But now the master!!!!! (I would be doing that to a sith master, cool!!!!)
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JLMess More than 1 year ago
Probably the weakest novel of the Bane trilogy and the least interesting, but still gives a great conclusion to the series. The book delves deeper into Bane’s obsession with gaining power and his quest to complete his own holocron. You also continue to follow Zannah in her progress as an apprentice and her skills as a Sith Witch. The story becomes a bit slow around the middle of the novel but leads to eventual payoff at the end. The final battle of this installment wraps up at building tension and overall relationship between Bane and Zannah. It also ends on a note worthy of the Bane series, which is the continuation of the Rule of Two and the Sith Dynasty that continues for a millennium. 
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Spartan-Dude More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this third Darth Bane book. I just wish there were another book to continue this story...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darth Bane is NOT Cad Bane!Reason1:Darth Bane lived like 1,000 years before Cad Bane.Reason2:Cad Bane is a Sith lord and Cad Bane is nothing but a bounty hunter.Reason3:Cad Bane is a Duros but Darth Bane is human.Reason4:Darth Bane has awesome force powers and a lightsaber but Cad Bane has nothing but a hat and a couple of blasters.By the way this book was great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The while series was truly wonderful!
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I loved the whole series :) i want there to be more. This adventure was one heck of a wild ride that left me on the edge of my seat.
Revan97 More than 1 year ago
The Epic Final Volume Of An Excellent Star Wars Trilogy!!!!!!!! Star Wars Darth Bane Dynasty Of Evil is the final book in the Darth Bane trilogy and a great conclusion to the series. Of course Bane returns, and with his apprentice in tow, sets out on another grand adventure. I feel that this book did take just a little longer then the previous two to get started, but once it gets going it's captivating. This is one of the very few Star Wars tales that has you rooting for the bad guy. All in all this novel doesn't disappoint. The final chapter is a worthy conclusion and the whole tale is woven beautifully together. It's a wonderful peek into the times of the Old Republic.
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ryan1234500 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was the most epic of all the Darth Bane novels. The ending is somewhat ambiguous, and I like it that way. A great ending to a great trilogy. Hopefully someday they will continue the story of Bane's apprentice. The story of the first generation of Banite Sith was so good that I would love to see the next chapter in the story at some point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 3 was an awesome read and a great way to end this story. All three books where awesome and one of the best stories in the star wars world!
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