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.
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One of the best written books I have ever read. This finale is everything it should be!!
Star Wars Darth Bane Dynasty Of Evil is the final book in the Darth Bane trilogy and a great conclusion to the series.
Of course Bane returns, and with his apprentice in tow, sets out on another grand adventure.
I feel that this book did take just a little longer then the previous two to get started, but once it gets going it's captivating. This is one of the very few Star Wars tales that has you rooting for the bad guy.
All in all this novel doesn't disappoint. The final chapter is a worthy conclusion and the whole tale is woven beautifully together. It's a wonderful peek into the times of the Old Republic.
An ending worthy of the series
Probably the weakest novel of the Bane trilogy and the least interesting, but still gives a great conclusion to the series. The book delves deeper into Bane’s obsession with gaining power and his quest to complete his own holocron. You also continue to follow Zannah in her progress as an apprentice and her skills as a Sith Witch. The story becomes a bit slow around the middle of the novel but leads to eventual payoff at the end. The final battle of this installment wraps up at building tension and overall relationship between Bane and Zannah. It also ends on a note worthy of the Bane series, which is the continuation of the Rule of Two and the Sith Dynasty that continues for a millennium.