By Drew Karpyshyn
20 years have handed due to the fact Darth Bane, reigning darkish Lord of the Sith, demolished the traditional order dedicated to the darkish part and reinvented it as a circle of 2: one grasp to wield the facility and move at the knowledge, and one apprentice to benefit, problem, and eventually usurp the darkish Lord in a duel to the loss of life. yet Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has but to have interaction her grasp in mortal wrestle and turn out herself a priceless successor. made up our minds that the Sith dream of galactic domination won't die with him, Bane vows to benefit the key of a forgotten darkish Lord that might guarantee the Sith’s immortality–and his own.
A ideal chance arises while a Jedi emissary is assassinated at the stricken mining planet Doan, giving Bane an excuse to dispatch his apprentice on a fact-finding mission–while he himself units out in mystery to catch the traditional holocron of Darth Andeddu and its useful wisdom. yet Zannah is not any idiot. She is aware that her ruthless grasp has started to doubt her, and she or he senses that he's hiding anything an important to her destiny. If she will declare the ability she craves, she needs to take motion now.
While Bane storms the distant stronghold of a fanatical Sith cult, Zannah prepares for her Master’s downfall by way of deciding upon an apprentice of her personal: a rogue Jedi crafty and cold-blooded sufficient to include the Sith method and to face beside her whilst she finally wrests from Bane the mantle of darkish Lord of the Sith.
But Zannah isn't the just one with the will and gear to ruin Darth Bane. Princess Serra of the Doan royal family members is haunted via thoughts of the substantial Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her whilst she was once a toddler. Bent on retribution, she hires a cruel murderer to discover her tormentor–and carry him again alive to style her wrath.
Only a Sith who has taken down her personal grasp can turn into darkish Lord of the Sith. So while Bane without notice vanishes, Zannah needs to locate him–possibly even rescue him–before she will kill him. And so she pursues her quarry from the bleak depths of a ravaged international near to disaster to the barren reaches of a desolate tract outpost, the place the way forward for the darkish side’s strongest disciples can be made up our minds, as soon as and for all, by means of the ultimate, deadly stroke of a lightsaber.
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You cannot have one without the other. " she demanded. " "That is true. One did survive," Obba explained. " The Ithorian sighed, an anguished, mournful sound. "Come. " With slow plodding steps he crossed the room and opened the door leading back out to the hall. The three Jedi who had escorted them there were all sitting cross-legged on the ground, silently meditating. They scrambled to their feet upon seeing the Ithorian emerge. "You may return to your regular duties," he informed them. "Yes, Master," they replied, bowing in unison.
Amulets. " Quano shrugged. " The cupped antennae on the bartender's head twitched ever so slightly. "Maybe," he whispered, leaning forward so Set could hear him. "Miner finds things. Him wants to sell it offworld. " "Then this is your lucky day," Set replied, somehow managing to flash a dazzling smile despite the pungent aroma of alien pheromones wafting off the Rodian. "Like I said—I'm a collector. " Quano cast a quick glance around the empty room, almost as if he expected someone to be listening in on their conversation.
She whispered, her eyes still transfixed on her father's name etched into the base of the stone. "Nobody knows for certain. What we do know is that shortly after the Dark Lord arrived, Caleb sent out a message alerting the Jedi Council. He told them the last of the Sith was at his camp on Ambria, injured and virtually helpless. " Lucia wondered. "I seem to remember hearing that Caleb refused to take sides in the war. " "He did not always agree with the philosophies of our Order," Obba admitted.
Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (Star Wars: A Novel of the Old Republic) by Drew Karpyshyn