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Star Wars. [Darth Bane - cesta zkázy : příběh ze Staré republiky (edition 2009)

by Drew Karpyshyn (Author)

Series: Star Wars: Darth Bane (1), Star Wars Novels (1003-1000 BBY), Star Wars: the Old Republic era (1003-1000 BBY), Star Wars Universe (1003-1000 BBY)

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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, 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 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.… (more)
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Title:Star Wars. [Darth Bane - cesta zkázy : příběh ze Staré republiky
Authors:Drew Karpyshyn (Author)
Info:V Praze : Egmont, 2009
Collections:Your library, Favorites, STAR WARS
Rating:*****
Tags:STAR WARS 1) The Old Republic Era

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Path of Destruction by Drew Karpyshyn

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Darth Bane re-established whole, one Sith Master and one Sith apprentice relationship, and this is the story how Dessel the miner became Darth Bane.

This is riveting book for Star Wars fan. I do wish there was more said about the Sith history/mythos. What did Revan "tell" Bane? And the fights, especially ones including light sabers, were disappointing.

Still I couldn't stop reading Banes rise (or is it fall) to the Dark Side.

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  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
First dive into lore of SW outside of films and tv shows. Amazing lore. Great audiobook narrator. Awkward track splicing but nice touch with music and sound effects. ( )
  MorbidLibrarian | Sep 18, 2021 |
Darth Incel ( )
  Sandwich76 | Sep 5, 2021 |
Not a bad read for a sci-fi franchise book. Rather entertaining. ( )
  Aetherson | Apr 26, 2021 |
3 1/2 stars: Good

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On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, 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, a far greater destiny awaits him. As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane. But the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side - and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.

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The first in the fan favorite "Darth Bane" trilogy. This books covers a character who is struggling with what it means to be a "true" Sith, the same as in other books we see the struggle of what is a "true" Jedi. Bane ultimately breaks from his school and stands back and watches as most of the Sith and Jedi are annihilated with a "thought bomb" one of his Sith masters detonate, ensuring their suicide as well as most Jedi lost. I found this book a good read, but not as spectacular as many describe. ( )
  PokPok | Sep 7, 2020 |
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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, 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 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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