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Old 12-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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Star Wars: Path of Destruction *Bane novel*

Well the titles been announced its ok nothing great would've liked it more if it had a Dark Lord title like the vader book Dark Lord:Path of Destruction sounds pretty awesome and they couldve written other books on other dark lords with the same prefix*?*.

Anyway i'll deffinately be buying this! its set just before the battle of ruusan by the looks of things.

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Old 12-03-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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awesomez.... Bane is easily my fave sith lord. Truly a man with a vision and strength of purpose, as opposed to palpatine who was just greedy and power hungry, and vader who was the sucka that followed him

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Old 12-03-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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It looks interesting. I'll be sure to pick it up when it comes out on paperback. I just loathe hardcovers.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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Why do you loathe hardbacks Phreak?

I prefer them dont know why they just look better i guess.

And yeah i agree with you Astro, Bane really is everything a Dark Lord of the Sith should be!


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Old 12-03-2005, 08:35 PM   #5
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Sounds like an interesting read. I have always wanted to know more about Darth Bane.


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Old 12-04-2005, 12:25 PM   #6
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Why do you loathe hardbacks Phreak?

I prefer them dont know why they just look better i guess.
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Rogue Planet

Hardcover:
352 pages
9.5 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
1.4 pounds

Paperback:
352 pages
6.9 x 4.2 x 1.0 inches
5.8 ounces

Yeah... paperback all the way.[/Off-topic]
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Old 12-09-2005, 06:32 AM   #7
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plus hardbacks are up to TWICE the cost of a pb I hate em too !

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Old 12-09-2005, 11:34 AM   #8
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Finally some Old Republic era stuff.

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Old 12-09-2005, 11:42 AM   #9
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Finally some Old Republic era stuff.
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:24 PM   #10
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plus hardbacks are up to TWICE the cost of a pb I hate em too !

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Ah i rarely buy many hardbacks unless its something i'm really looking forward to then i dont see the problem in it plus they are just more aesthetically pleasing in my eyes.

I know for a fact the bane book will deffinately be a hardback buy for me.


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Old 05-28-2006, 06:08 PM   #11
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OK! This is starting to look great This is one book I am *really* looking forward to.

Release date: Sept 26 !

Like the cover



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Old 05-29-2006, 04:14 AM   #12
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So there about a few different images of Darth bane now i wonder which one is the cannon him? I'm guessing the JvS comic version as its the only one he looks most human.

My Faviourite Bane (kind of reminds me of M.bison)


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Old 05-29-2006, 02:05 PM   #13
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Um purple Bane?
Please, not this one!

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Old 05-30-2006, 12:42 AM   #14
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Ancient stuff really doesn't make it into novels often does it
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:15 PM   #15
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[Off Topic but I really want to know]

what kind of species he is?


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Old 05-30-2006, 12:41 PM   #16
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He's human.


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Old 05-30-2006, 01:00 PM   #17
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he must of fallen to the dark side badly to look like that


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Old 05-30-2006, 01:06 PM   #18
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I think its more to do that only recently it was really announced he was a human so before they drew him more alien and weird looking im hoping some serious retconning is ahead.


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Old 05-30-2006, 01:07 PM   #19
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Yeah! really


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Old 05-30-2006, 04:28 PM   #20
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No consistency, how typical
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:43 AM   #21
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I think its more to do that only recently it was really announced he was a human so before they drew him more alien and weird looking im hoping some serious retconning is ahead.
Lolz. The most valid source for Bane info is the TPM Novelisation. It comes closest to G level canon, being derived from GL's story for TPM. It does not clarify the species IIRC.

Once again, its the freakin IDIOTS at Dark Horse that turn interesting SW characters into pec and crotch bulging supervillains in loud colorful costumes. This is the reason why "restconning" then takes place, to account for their stupid idioms. Then we have various madmen complaining that EU needs to be restarted because "too much retconning" is going on. Dont restart lit-EU, restart comics EU is a much better way of addressing this issue...

*moves for a vote of no confidence on Comics EU*

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Old 05-31-2006, 11:30 AM   #22
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woah woah woah! easy now astro i think alot of great stuff has come from the comics when a lot of not so great stuff has come from the books

i really think the marvel comics should be ignored some of those were just silly.


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Old 05-31-2006, 03:30 PM   #23
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I still say the comics are the best source of clone wars EU...

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Old 06-01-2006, 06:37 AM   #24
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I still say the comics are the best source of clone wars EU...
lolz..they are almost the only source of CW EU !!! The CW era books were lacklustre to say the least...and dont get me started on the series(as entertaining as it sorta was )

The CW was a charade, not really a war of ideals at all, we all know that. Why GL wants to revisit it in CGI is a bit baffling

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Old 07-28-2006, 05:02 PM   #25
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Finally some Old Republic era stuff.
Yeah, Most of the Old Republic stuff is just comic books anyway.

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Old 08-06-2006, 01:00 AM   #26
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Hmmm, I thought James Luceno was selected to pen this one...better off that he's not, anyhow. Look's cool, though. I'll have to pick up a copy.

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Old 08-07-2006, 04:21 PM   #27
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Hmmm, I thought James Luceno was selected to pen this one...better off that he's not, anyhow. Look's cool, though. I'll have to pick up a copy.
He's doing the Darth Plagueis book.

I think its a shame he isnt doing this one too as Luceno is probably one of the best Star Wars EU writers out there.


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Old 09-19-2006, 12:51 PM   #28
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He's doing the Darth Plagueis book.

I think its a shame he isnt doing this one too as Luceno is probably one of the best Star Wars EU writers out there.
indeed. Luceno and Stover have taken SW EU beyond movie rehashes,warlords, grand admirals and crappy superweapons.

Now with the LOTF series, EU seems to have found a new spring in its step... with the Bane & Plagueis books being irresistible to any SW fan interested in the sith can wait for the Bane/Plagueis books....wonder if there was anyone in between ???

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Old 09-19-2006, 04:12 PM   #29
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Now with the LOTF series, EU seems to have found a new spring in its step...
Ironically by going back to its roots.

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Old 09-26-2006, 01:16 PM   #30
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Well got my copy today cant wat to start reading it!


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Old 09-26-2006, 02:20 PM   #31
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:35 PM   #32
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Amazing! well ok not amazing but its been pretty damn good im on page 107 and found it really hard to put it down Darth bane is rapidly becoming my favourite sith! god theres so much good bits but i dont want to spoil it it!


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Old 10-02-2006, 10:29 AM   #33
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I just started to read this book. I find it kind of interesting, but I haven't read too far.



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Old 10-13-2006, 05:09 PM   #34
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I just finished it yesterday, and I think it's one of the best EU books I have read so far. Bane's fall to the Dark Side is much more thought out then b.e. Anakin's. I always had found Anakin's turn a little abrupt, while Bane's fall is more slowly, and considering his 'luck' through the novel much more natural.
Characterisation is good; in the DH comic Bane is more of a supervillain, while the novel shows a more human side of the legendary Sith Lord.
A definite bonus is the fact that events and characters from the KotOR video game play a significant role in the novel, I'd even say for KotOR fans this is a must have.

A couple of highlights:

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Bane's tutilage under the holocron of Dath Revan and the explenation for him taking on a Darth title.

Dessel/Bane his life as a sith trooper, altough a short part in the novel, is very nice, especially his 'Force Sniping' a Republic outpost

Bane's training also shows why and how he acquired his preference for stealth and deciet, and its incorporation into his Sith teachings.



Some minor bad points:

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At a certain point the novel indicates the Republic still uses the 'Hammerhead' capital ships, athough the novel is set 3000 years later. I know in the Star Wars technology doesn't take giant leaps ahead, but this is IMHO a little over the top.

Another point is sometimes the author's over-relience on KotOr based material. Example: 2 Selkath jedi are killed, and it looks like they were only mentioned, just to include the Selkath and Manaan references. Off course the author is a member of the BioWare team that developed KotOR, so it's understandable he falls back to his known Star Wars base.


All in all a very good read.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:49 PM   #35
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I'll definitely pick this book up once it is released in paperback at the end of June 2007, if only to read how elements of KotOR are incorporated into it. I'm also interested how it will address the Sith "Rule of Two."


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Old 10-18-2006, 01:29 AM   #36
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dang! this book sounds awesome and it was released on my birthday. wuda made the best gift too
im not very entusiastic about hardcovers, so ill wait for the paperback and get it over amazon.


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Old 11-27-2006, 09:54 PM   #37
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Just finished this earlier today, went ahead and bought hardback - $15 isn't bad for hardback.

I really enjoyed most of the book, but I didn't like the parts that took place on Ruusan. I've already read about it in the Jedi vs Sith comic, and it feels like the author just copied and pasted from it. I'd rather he went on and wrote about post thought bomb stuff. Perhaps some Bane teaching Zannah stuff?

I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5 because of too much Jedi vs Sith comic.
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Old 11-30-2006, 07:54 AM   #38
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Well I found it fun. Always great to have Revan making a comeback.


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Was it pretty much a "word for word" copy from the comic or from different viewpoints, etc.?

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It was mostly from Bane's perspective. There's some Githany and Kaan moments as well. The comic was... the comic perspective, can't remember, I think it mostly focused on the Brotherhood.

It's not like the book takes place entirely on Ruusan, just near the end. I would have been alright with it if there were some post-Ruusan stuff. What happened? Yeah, he makes the Rule of Two and goes into hiding, but what else happens?
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