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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: LucasBooks; Reprint edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345511573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345511577
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's a testament to how strong the writing and characters are that I was unable to predict how it would end, even up to the very last page... Works perfectly in rounding off the loose ends from the first two books, whilst also leaving enough room to continue, with plenty of Star Wars action along the way. 9/10" Emotionally Fourteen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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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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Read the first two books first, as this is the third in the Darth Bane series.
Timothy H. Fletcher
To me, Darth Bane is as interesting (if not more so) as any Sith Lord we've heard of, including Darth Sidious.
Spirit of Redemption
I thought the book was well paced and the author does a good job establishing the characters.
Pedro De La Cruz

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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Spirit of Redemption on December 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a great way to end the Darth Bane trilogy and even if Drew Karpyshyn does not continue on with Darth Zannah's adventures, this is a perfect way to go out. To me, Darth Bane is as interesting (if not more so) as any Sith Lord we've heard of, including Darth Sidious. He was a well-developed, intriguing character that I enjoyed getting to know through the course of three books.

The pacing of the book was excellent and the new characters introduced helped raise the tension as the book built to its climax. There seemed to be many ways for the story to end still, even with only 20 pages left. And that is a great compliment for any book or author.

I still believe the Darth Bane books are the best of the Expanded Universe books, even better than the Timothy Zahn trilogy that started them all.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By JMack VINE VOICE on February 1, 2011
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Having finished reading the Darth Bane Trilogy, I feel no sense of disappointment. Drew Karpyshyn is solid storyteller with good pacing. The reader never gets a sense that something is "filler" in the story. Though some have pointed out minor contradictions in the Darth Bane character, these readers seem to have the pure purpose of finding a flaw.

"Dynasty of Evil" finds Darth Bane feeling vulnerable. Physical ailments are becoming more apparent, and Bane is certain that his apprentice Darth Zannah has noticed. The time for the apprentice to become the master is drawing near. Bane questions whether Zannah is a worthy apprentice and begins a search for the secrets of immortality.

But even as Bane seeks self-preservation, Zannah plans her path as Darth Lord of the Sith. She discovers the vary flaws in herself that Bane recognizes. Unaware that Bane is trying to seek immortality, she even finds an apprentice who combines the suave of James Bond with a college slacker. The Jedi hover in the background of the story as the Sith take center stage. Characters from the previous books reappear and play a key role in the book. Even naming the characters would risk revealing the ending.

For a moment, I thought the endig would be inappropriate. Without giving the ending away, Karpyshyn chose the correct way to end the series. My only regret is that the series is over. Darth Bane is an incredibly compelling character.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank Checho on April 29, 2011
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Drew put together one of the best 3-book series ever written under the Star Wars title and saga. Of all the authors in rotation, Drew should be commissioned to do parts 4-5-6 or continuation books of the Darth Bane Series. Of the three books, you will find yourself unable to put any of them down. Someone tell Lucas to work this guy into the rotation, his style is not limited, and can be read by kids, young adults and the older folks who are addicted to these novels. He will blow you away. The only author and book which can compete in my opinion is Matt Stover's "Traitor". Let these two team up, they share Lucas's vision for Matrix style climactic, nail biting, final battle scenes. Hats off to you Drew, i only hope you are permitted to put your talents to work again for Lucas Books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Pruette on March 10, 2010
Format: Hardcover
With Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, Drew Karpyshyn ends his trilogy chronicling the powerful Sith Lord's ascension to power and formation of an order based on the Rule of Two. In the second book, Bane and his apprentice Darth Zannah firmly established their working relationship and additionally managed to deceive the galaxy into believing the Sith Order was extinct. Bane had ostensibly trained Zannah to one day overthrow him and take an apprentice of her own, furthering the Sith cause and continuing the slow progression to overthrowing the galaxy. As Dynasty of Evil starts, Bane is still waiting on Zannah to challenge him, and indeed has begun to wonder if she has what it takes to be the next Sith Lord. Therefore, Bane is looking for alternatives, one of which would be prolonging his own life to ensure the future of the Sith (and of course perpetuate his own power).

Two key elements from the prior books feature in this story. One is Serra, the daughter of Caleb the healer who saved Bane's life in years past. She is living a new life as a princess on the harsh mining world of Doan (a place reminiscent of Bane's own childhood world Apatros). The other is Lucia, a member of Bane's old Brotherhood of Darkness regiment the Gloom Walkers: she's now Serra's bodyguard and friend. Completing the main cast is The Huntress, a Force-sensitive assassin who revels in the hunt and uses her latent Force abilities to her advantage, and Set Harth, an ex-Jedi artifact hunter who lives purely for his own pleasure. These two play into the plot as candidates for new apprentices as Bane and Zannah scheme to their own ends.

Dynasty of Evil features two particularly page-turning action sequences (along with quite a few other battles, naturally).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Douglas on January 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book was just as great as Drew first two books on Darth Bane. The action never stops. Dynasty of Evil kept me on the edge of my seat and I found myself cheering for both Siths. All of his characters are interesting and well developed. I also enjoyed how the women were portrayed as strong characters but not as men trapped inside a female's body. The ending left me wanting more. The book was worth the wait. I'm hoping there will be a fourth book soon.
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