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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 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, Dessel s 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 endureespecially 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

12 thoughts on “Path of Destruction: Star Wars Legends Darth Bane (Audio Download): Drew Karpyshyn, Jonathan Davis, Random House Audio: Audible Audiobooks

  1. PEN PEN says:

    I m happy to recommend to any star wars fan who, like me, see the use of the force and those who use it as what distinguishes star wars from other sf.What you get here is a real insight into the sith and jedi of old, how they were organised, how they fought and how they waged war You also get some very interesting examples of how the force is used to influence other on a large scale, either to demoralise troops or persuade followers all written consistently and from the points of view of both the sith and Jedi That the story is written primarily from the pov of the sith makes it a very enjoyable and engaging read The main protagonist antagonist Bane, is a superbly written character as are all the other main players Their motivations are consistent throughout, each have believable arcs and Bane s evolution from angry young miner to Darth is something which feels like a natural, if somewhat obsessive, progression.All in all, I couldnt put this down till it was done, so 5 out of 5 for me.

  2. Anything Once Anything Once says:

    SW novels can be a real hit and miss affair some are good, others are not After having not read any for years, the last one Order 66 was a total bore saw this, read the sample available through and was captured by it Evenly paced, well thought out and totally absorbing it s also not about one dimensional heroes or heroics within the SW universe, but the polar opposite so it s a lot appealing and intriguing to me a least Have never read anything by this author before I ve been blown away am now going to read everything else by this guy well, the rest of the trilogy Rule of Two and Legacy of Evil Captivating stuff cannot recommend highly enough

  3. Alex James Alex James says:

    Darth Bane Path of Destruction is a book that predates Star Wars Episode I by a thousand years In the times of the Old Republic the Jedi fought the Sith almost to extinction But in the shadows the Sith lived onDes is a miner on Apatros whose vigorous work and appalling living conditions lead him to despise the Republic A clash with soldiers of the Republic makes him a wanted man He must decide to leave Apatros to join the massive Sith army It soon becomes clear that Des is destined for great things His ability to foresee the actions of opponents makes him formidable in combat, and his connection with the Force continues to develop.The struggles and challenges Des had to face made Path of Destruction an unpredictable, surprising, and rewarding read Many times throughout it wasn t clear if Des would overcome his challenges, and if he didn t I was invigorated by his stout determination and stubborn motivation The road to survival is indeed a twisted one, as was shown The way it was written was truly exceptional and fulfilling, so congratulations to the author and editors.

  4. Jo Fox Jo Fox says:

    While Drew Karpyshyn s story is fantastic and well worth listening to, I found this version of the audiobook to be a massive disappointment It just has way too much noise and music in the background I found the background sound and music so loud that it seriously got in the way of hearing the story being read which made the whole thing pointless for me I couldn t listen to it If you re someone who struggles with background sound when hearing someone speak then I would avoid this audio recording If you re someone who can hear anyone, even in a nightclub, then it should be fine It is, otherwise, a really super story.

  5. Fourdownmumtogo Fourdownmumtogo says:

    It is so sad this book isn t canon, but it is still worth aread as it is on of the best books I have ever read period.On behalf of my son

  6. S. S. says:

    An immense read, and easy to see why it s so popular amongst the fanbase In light of the increasingly declining quality of the new canon material, I find myself leaning towards the Legends material, and books like this make it a very fruitful decision.

  7. Customer Customer says:

    Could not stop reading this book I have read other starwars book only legends because anything cannon is not real and this one by far is my favourite great story, good action and especially sweet if u played knights of the old republic altho u don t need to have played to enjoy this amazing book I highly recommend for any star wars fan, f k ray and may the force be with you.

  8. K. Boatman K. Boatman says:

    Been meaning to read this series of books for some time now, having come across the lore of bane being mentioned in countless other SW novelsA great story from his humbling beginnings to a powerful Sith Lord Full of deceit, cunning and guileLooking forward to reading the next 2

  9. Sargentx Sargentx says:

    Having read dozens of Star Wars books over the years I ve come to realize that Star Wars is essentially a balance of ingredients Epic history world building, family emphasis relationship dramas, fast paced plot development, action, creatures, novel ideas, fun, humour, romance, the force, war, etc.AND MUST NEVER BE BORING Some books nail this formula others get it wrong Hands down, the Darth Bane Triology is easily one of the best Star Wars books ever written In my opinion, they surpass the often hyped Thrawn trilogy The Bane books are rarely boring The characters grow and change quickly and in interesting ways and the scenery and political human landscape is constantly changing These books are chalk full of great ideas, reveals, horrifying moments, tender moments, adventures, and wonderful imagery These books are Star Wars to the core Fun, inventive, surprising, epicand most importantly, nail the Star Wars formula ingredients perfectly and in the right combination You can almost hear John Willams music while you read Outstanding in every way except for the often super cheesy, fan fictiony romance scenes where rippled muscles and long golden hair befall quivering lips and..barf lol.

  10. Customer Customer says:

    I don t care what Disney says, THIS is still canon With some lines I recognize from the comic Jedi vs Sith , Darth Bane is a lowly Cortosis miner who rises to become the Lord of the Sith Good backstory for those who want to know who began the legacy that went from Bane to Palpatine Darth Sidious.Definitely worth owning a copy if you are a fan of Star Wars.

  11. Carlos Henrique Nakashima Carlos Henrique Nakashima says:

    Evidentemente para f s de Star Wars Principalmente para aqueles que tem curiosidade em saber o motivo da exist ncia de apenas dois Sith, em oposi o grande quantidade de Jedis encontrada na trilogia mais recente Nesse livro h a explica o.Relativamente indiferente em rela o a guerra travada entre Jedis e Sith, Dessel sofre diariamente como minerador de cortosis em Apatros Ao acidentalmente matar um oficial, obrigado a fugir e s lhe resta a op o de entrar para a linha de frente da Irmandade da Ecurid o Brotherhood of Darness Com talentos sobrenaturais e for a f sica extrema, moldada em seu planeta natal, Des logo se destaca e, em um ato de desobedi ncia e sucesso, mandado para a academia de Korriban onde os mais promissores praticantes da for a s o treinados para se tornarem lordes Sith.Ao aprender tanto de seus professores quanto de textos antigos, Dessel agora chamado de Bane passa a discordar da postura tomada por Kaan em rela o aos Sith Kaan, o l der da irmandade, na tentativa de unir os praticantes do lado negro, os declarou iguais Indignado com essa postura, Bane tra a um plano a ser posto em pr tica em uma importante batalha entre a Irmandade e o Ex rcito da Luz, grupo de Jedis liderado pelo general Hoth.O texto muito bom O livro vem num formato de pocket americano, sendo, portanto, bastante fr gil.Trilogia em ingl s da Del Rey Parte 2 Rule of TwoParte 3 Darth Bane Dynasty of Evil A Novel of the Old RepublicTrilogia em portugu s da Universo dos Livros Parte 1 Star Wars Darth Bane Caminho de Destrui oParte 2 Star Wars Darth Bane Regra de Dois Volume 1

  12. Mario Pf. Mario Pf. says:

    Mit Darth Bane Path of Destruction wird nun eine Periode des erweiterten Star Wars Universums beleuchtet, welche kurz vor den Ereignissen des Comicsonderbands Jedi vs Sith angesiedelt ist Das Buch, wie es schon der Titel verkndet, handelt vom Aufstieg Darth Banes zum Begrnder des neuen Sith Ordens und der Regel der Zwei ein Meister der die Macht verkrpert und ein Schler der nach ihr verlangt.Inhalt Etwa 1000 Jahre vor der Zerstrung des ersten Todessterns, befindet sich die Republik in einem verlustreichen Krieg mit einem wiedergeborenen Sith Orden Die Bruderschaft der Finsternis unter ihrem Anfhrer Lord Kaan wagt es nicht sich in internen Streitigkeiten und Rivalitten seitens der Sith Lords aufzureiben, denn nur eine geeinte Armee der Sith kann die Jedi ein fr allemal besiegen Auf Korriban errichtet die Bruderschaft schlielich eine neue Sith Akademie, welche die zuknftigen Sith Lords hervorbringen soll Kurz bevor der Krieg die Bruderschaft der Finsternis und die Armee des Lichts der Jedi auf Ruusan zu einer finalen Konfrontation zwingt, schliet sich ein junger Mann namens Dessel den Sith an Dessel, ein ehemaliger Bergbauarbeiter, hat ein hartes Leben hinter sich und verweigert der Republik jegliche Anerkennung Als gewhnlicher Soldat verschafft er den Sith einige Siege, bis er einen direkten Befehl verweigert Anstatt ihn zu bestrafen bringt ihn Lord Kopecz stattdessen zur Akademie auf Korriban, denn Dessel scheint ein viel versprechender Machtbenutzer zu sein Um seine Vergangenheit in einem symbolischen Akt abzuschlieen, nimmt Dessel den Namen Bane auf deutsch Fluch an.Whrend die Armee des Lichts unter dem Jedi Meister Lord Hoth Ruusan von den Sith zurckerobert, wchst Bane zu einem der besten Anwrter heran Nach einer vernichtenden Niederlage gegen seinen Rivalen Sirak, geht Bane eine Allianz mit der gefallenen Jedi Githany ein Als ihm die Meister der Akademie jegliche Ausbildung verweigern, beginnt Bane ihm geheimen die Wege der dunklen Seite und vor allem das Wissen der alten Sith Lords zu studieren In einem dritten und letzten Duell gelingt es ihm schlielich sich gegen Sirak durchzusetzen Daraufhin verlsst er die Akademie um sein Studium der Vergangenheit des Ordens fortzusetzen, doch der Rest der Bruderschaft macht sich auf ,den Jedi in einer letzten Schlacht um Ruusan eine vernichtende Niederlage zuzufgen Doch Darth Bane hat seine eigenen Plne fr den Ausgang der Schlacht um RuusanZum Buch Dem weniger bekannten Autor Drew Karpyshyn ist es zu verdanken, dass Darth Bane auch mit deutlichen Bezgen zur Knights of the Old Republic Reihe aufwartet, immerhin war Karpyshyn auch mageblich an der Kreation der Hintergrundgeschichte zu den Rollenspielen beteiligt So reiht er den verheiungsvollen Darth Revan ein, in die Riege der groen Sith Lords Naga Sadow, Freedon Nadd, Exar Kun und lsst ihn in einem Holocron selbst zu Wort kommen Mit Revan als Beispiel fr den wahren Weg der dunklen Seite Zerstrung als notwendiges Mittel zur Neuordnung verrt er jedoch nicht zu viel ber eine womgliche Fortsetzung der erfolgreichen Knights of the Old Republic Reihe.Im letzten und dritten Kapitel des Buchs wird schlielich der Comic Jedi vs Sith umgesetzt, wobei die erste Schlerin des Sith Ordens, Darth Rain alias Zannah, erst in den letzten Abstzen ihren Auftritt feiern darf Leider bleiben aufgrund der Krze des Buchs viele Charaktere einfach auf der Strecke, so verfgt auer Darth Bane kein Charakter wirklich ber einen Hintergrund Dieses Fehlen von Hintergrundinformationen lsst wichtige Charaktere wie Lord Hoth oder Lord Kaan einfach nur ziemlich plump aussehen und gibt keinerlei Hinweise auf ihre Beweggrnde, weshalb vor allem in der Schlacht um Ruusan viele scheinbar irrationale Entscheidungen getroffen werden Auch bleibt unklar, warum diverse Jedi Meister ebenfalls den Titel Lord fhren und sich derart bedenkenlos in einen Kampf strzen, ob der Jedi Rat da nichts mehr mitzureden hatte Trotz dem Versuch den Weg der dunklen Seite anschaulich darzustellen, fehlt dem Buch so etwas wie der Zugang zur hellen Seite im Gegensatz zu zahllosen Generationen der Jedi die mit der dunklen Seite ringen muss sich Bane nie mit der hellen Seite auseinandersetzen , weshalb der Eindruck schlussendlich ziemlich einseitig bleibt Selbst Banes Wandel vom hart arbeitenden Bergarbeiter zum Begrnder eines neuen Sith Ordens bleibt relativ unvollstndig, wenn auch er in der letzten Szene seine Schlerin annimmt.Fazit Eine groartige Geschichte, aber leider mit mangelnder Tiefe umgesetzt.