Darth Bane: Rule of Two : a Novel of the Old Republic

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Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2008 - Fiction - 318 pages
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In the New York Times bestseller Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Drew Karpyshyn painted a gripping portrait of a young man’s journey from innocence to evil. That man was Darth Bane, a twisted genius whose iron will, fierce ambition, and strength in the dark side of the Force made him a natural leader among the Sith–until his radical embrace of an all-but-forgotten wisdom drove him to destroy his own order . . . and create it anew from the ashes. As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two.

Two there should be; no more, no less.
One to embody the power, the other to crave it.

Now Darth Bane is ready to put his policy into action, and he thinks he has found the key element that will make his triumph complete: a student to train in the ways of the dark side. Though she is young, Zannah possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. With his guidance, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy.

But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane’s hands in the last great Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Joshua’s belief that there are surviving Sith on the loose is unshakeable.

As Johun continues his dogged pursuit of the man who killed his master, Zannah, faced unexpectedly with a figure from her past, begins to question her embrace of the dark side. And Darth Bane is led by Force-induced visions to a moon where he will acquire astonishing new knowledge and power–power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined. . . .
  

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The ending, however, was superb. - Goodreads
He's not just writing the book for a quick paycheck. - Goodreads
Not that Karpyshyn is a bad writer. - Goodreads
Basically there is no story or plot. - Goodreads

Review: Rule of Two (Star Wars: Darth Bane #2)

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Rule of Two could have been better if it wasn't for the slow start. The book struggled to define itself for quite some time until settling into its own. Not that Karpyshyn is a bad writer. I'd argue ... Read full review

Review: Rule of Two (Star Wars: Darth Bane #2)

User Review  - Darren - Goodreads

Drew did an excellent job at overlapping character arcs - a solid mix of perspective and emotion. He also mixed in a good deal of lore, which immerses you in the story. I gave it three stars because ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
46
Section 6
59
Section 7
76
Section 8
93
Section 14
198
Section 15
207
Section 16
219
Section 17
231
Section 18
241
Section 19
254
Section 20
267
Section 21
285

Section 9
107
Section 10
140
Section 11
155
Section 12
171
Section 13
186
Section 22
297
Section 23
310
Section 24
316
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About the author (2008)

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and Mass Effect: Revelation, 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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