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Darth Bane: Path of Destruction: A Novel of the Old Republic (Star Wars)

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ISBN13: 9780345477361
ISBN10: 0345477367
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Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries divided them in endless battles for supremacy. Until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy-and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.

Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father and the dangerous, soul-crushing labor of a cortosis miner. Deep in the tunnels of the desolate planet Apatros, endlessly excavating the rare mineral valued throughout the galaxy, Dessel dreams of the day he can escape-a day he fears may never come. But when a high-stakes card game ends in deadly violence, Dessel suddenly finds himself a wanted man.

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army, and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessels brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy-if he can prove himself truly worthy.

As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side at the feet of its greatest masters, Dessel embraces his new Sith identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness one must fully surrender to the dark side through a trial by fire that Bane, for all his unquenchable fury and lust for power, may not be strong enough to endure . . . especially since deception, treachery, and murder run rampant among the Sith disciples, and utter ruthlessness alone is the key to survival. Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph-and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power.

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"In the latest Star Wars novel, Karpyshyn (Temple Hill) charts the evolution of an antihero almost as chilling as Darth Vader. 'A thousand years before the Republic's collapse and Emperor Palpatine's rise to power,' Des, the young 'Force'-gifted son of an abusive miner, wins big in a high stakes game with some Republic soldiers, but kills a sore loser. To avoid imprisonment, Des joins the Sith's Brotherhood of Darkness that's battling the Jedi's Army of Light. Des becomes Lord Bane after his abilities earn him a place at the Sith Academy on the planet Korriban. Determined to excel, Bane secretly trains with the devious Githany, former Jedi turned Sith, but after she betrays him, he decides to fly solo and delve deeper into the Sith past. The intensity lets up on occasion, but on the whole the author delivers a solid space adventure sure to satisfy the Star Wars faithful. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Drew Karpyshyn is a fantasy and science fiction novelist and an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company, Bioware, where he was lead writer on the popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game. He lives in Canadas hinterlands of the Great White North with his loving wife, Jen, and their cat.

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Matthew Crutcher, September 19, 2008 (view all comments by Matthew Crutcher)
After reading this book, Drew Karpyshyn is now one of my favorite sci-fi authors. Path of Destruction tells the story of where the Rule of Two began, and what started the long line that would end with Emperor Palptine overthrowing the galaxy. This book reveals what Sith were like 2000 years before the Galatic Empire. Before Darth Bane's Rule of Two, the Sith were numerous, and had formed an alliance called the Dark Brotherhood, this book tell's in amazing detail what it was like, and what sparked event's leading to the eventual destruction of the Jedi Order. The book is very engaging, and breaks away from the tradition of the good guy having to win. You feel almost like your there and it makes the movies more enjoyable to watch as you gain a greater understanding when you read this book. The book is a must read for any true Star Wars fan as you will find yourself, as I did, reading this book more than once. It has every element in it, Action, Adventure, Mystery, and even Romance. It is truly a gem admist the average sci-fi fantasy books because of the way it tells it. Simply put if your a Star Wars fan you don't want to miss this book, you won't want to put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345477361
Subtitle:
A Novel of the Old Republic
Author:
Karpyshyn, Drew
Publisher:
LucasBooks
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Star Wars
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Star Wars fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Del Rey
Series:
Star Wars
Publication Date:
20060926
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.58x6.38x1.15 in. 1.28 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345477361 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the latest Star Wars novel, Karpyshyn (Temple Hill) charts the evolution of an antihero almost as chilling as Darth Vader. 'A thousand years before the Republic's collapse and Emperor Palpatine's rise to power,' Des, the young 'Force'-gifted son of an abusive miner, wins big in a high stakes game with some Republic soldiers, but kills a sore loser. To avoid imprisonment, Des joins the Sith's Brotherhood of Darkness that's battling the Jedi's Army of Light. Des becomes Lord Bane after his abilities earn him a place at the Sith Academy on the planet Korriban. Determined to excel, Bane secretly trains with the devious Githany, former Jedi turned Sith, but after she betrays him, he decides to fly solo and delve deeper into the Sith past. The intensity lets up on occasion, but on the whole the author delivers a solid space adventure sure to satisfy the Star Wars faithful. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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