Dynasty of Evil
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 8th 2009
Pages no: 296
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Space Opera
, Star Wars
Series: Star Wars: Darth Bane (#3)
Arrrgggh. I hate Sith sorcery. Hate it. Soooo...this book was about one thing and one thing only in SPITE of the many subplots- the face off between Zannah and Bane. The apprentice has to kill the master in order to become the Master. So the book, from page one, is setting up this battle. This se...
This is the conclusion to the Darth Bane Trilogy, fleshing out the legendary "Rule of Two" that the Sith are governed by. The first novel was compelling for breaking into this unexplored territory with some intelligence, but the second suffered from the sophomore jinx. This one is a return to form a...
This was a really good ending to the trilogy, though it did leave some small openings (one has to wonder if another follow-up work or two is in the pipeline). Overall, it was a good tale of the event that was bound to happen" Bane and Zannah's confrontation to carry on the Sith legacy. I think my fa...
“Only the strong survive, because only the strong deserve to”Ten years have passed since Darth Bane lost his orbalisk armor, and he realized what we all do at one time: that he is growing old and weak. The problem is that Zannah, as his apprentice, hasn't challenged his position as Master, making B...