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Darth Bane Book Review

Darth BaneDarth Bane: Path of Destruction and its recently released sequel Darth Bane: Rule of Two are adventures into the very depths of the dark side of the force that will give the reader a fresh new perspective on the age old battle between good and evil. The evolution of Darth Bane from hard working cortosis miner to Sith Lord unfolds in a way that gives you some true empathy towards our anti-hero's path of trechery and deception. I actually found myself cheering for the dark side as our hero/anti-hero struggles to understand the true potential of this awesome power.

The story is set in a time three thousand years before Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. A period of time when the Sith numbers are many and the rule of two is somehow lost to the ages. A rule that allows only one Sith Lord to exist at a time with one apprentice. One to embody the power, the other to crave it. It's pure Star Wars excitement as you get to see the Sith Army deal with a genuine misfit and troublemaker within their ranks. Drew Karpyshyn has a real talent for weaving intergalactic characters together in a way that feels natural and intoxicating at the same time.Darth Bane 2

The sequel begins the story of Darth Bane's new apprentice, a spunky 10 year old girl who has had some tough breaks in her short life. This is the character that gives the series its balance and provides a fantastic perspective on the dark side from a female point of view.  I would guess if George Lucas made this story into a movie as it is the people at the ratings board would have to give it an R rating just for the brilliant manner in which the dark side gets depicted and glorified. I wonder if my own personal allegience to the Jedi order would be as strong if I had experienced this story when I was nine years old instead of the first Star Wars movie back in 1978?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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