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Old 12-01-2006, 12:30 PM   #41
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So not anything post-Ruusan that we don't already know. That is a bit disappointing...

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Old 12-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #42
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Was it pretty much a "word for word" copy from the comic or from different viewpoints, etc.?

You hit the nail squarely on the head. I went into this 'reading' thinking that I would finally get an awesome Sith Novel. Aside from his early life on Kessel and all the Kotor retcons that Drew could muster, very little brand-new material was presented. This isn't to say it was a waste; rather, it is to say how much more the book could have been. There was alot left undiscovered.


Personally, I think it was done just to lead us into another Bane novel.
That being said, I bought the Novel and it was good enough to read in one day.

I loved the irony that was implied by the Revan retcons most of all.
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:49 PM   #43
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I like the look of the book. Hopefully, I'll get the book for Christmas.
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:38 AM   #44
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You hit the nail squarely on the head. I went into this 'reading' thinking that I would finally get an awesome Sith Novel. Aside from his early life on Kessel and all the Kotor retcons that Drew could muster, very little brand-new material was presented. This isn't to say it was a waste; rather, it is to say how much more the book could have been. There was alot left undiscovered.
Yeah, I thought the book would at least go beyond Ruusan, at least a couple of chapters. It would have been nice to find out more, but maybe that'll be in a new book.


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Old 12-05-2006, 07:06 PM   #45
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Me too. I was hoping for more regarding Zannah, and to see where Bane decided to base his operations from. Smart marketing, if you ask me. Leave us hanging and we'll buy the sequel...
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:53 AM   #46
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Just picked up the book today and read the whole thing. It was amazing, tho more so probably because I never read the comic version? But then again I prefer books, only question is will their be a sequel or is that just conjecture as of now?

I will say it was a lot better then the new Legacy of the Force book series. Is it just me or did the New Jedi Order ruin star wars?
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:55 AM   #47
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I picked up the paperback version of Path of Destruction last week. Definitely an enjoyable read and I look forward to the sequel whenever it comes out on paperback. I thought Mr. Karpyshyn did an excellent job of showing us how Dessel became Darth Bane.

I didn't like
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how the author portrayed Bane relying on Darth Revan for so much info. Revan's time was almost 3,000 years prior to Bane coming onto the scene. What about all the other Sith Lords that had to have existed in that time period? None of them left any holocrons for future Sith to find?

Also, the bit about Darth Revan coming up with the idea for the Rule of Two, one to embody the power and the other to crave it, didn't sit right with me. If Revan came up with the idea then why didn't he implement it himself?
In spite of what I didn't like, I thought the book was pretty good. I like most of what Mr. Karpyshyn did to preserve the essence of the Jedi vs. Sith story but IMO he painted a more realistic picture of events instead of holding fast to the cartoonish excesses presented in the comic book version.

Mr. Karpyshyn actually took the time to address some of the criticism leveled at his Darth Bane novel on his starwars.com blog. In the blog post he does apologize for his mistaken PoD reference to Vaapad.


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Old 07-03-2007, 02:14 PM   #48
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He painted a more realistic picture of events instead of holding fast to the cartoonish excesses presented in the comic book version
Thats the reason I enjoyed the Novel, I can't stand the comic, for the simple fact it's more like Narnia than Star Wars, with the half man half beast Lord Valanthyne(sp), and the giant green sperm! Ridiculous
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:21 PM   #49
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I havent seen it posted here yet so just to say a sequel to this book is coming out this year.

"Shelly called me late last week to propose an additional hardcover this fall. THIS fall. Yep. Del Rey figured the market could bear one more, and since the Darth Bane novel was a hit, a follow-up, written by Drew, seemed the best idea. So the untitled Feb. 09 hardcover (previously the "Plagueis" novel) has been moved up, and Drew agreed to continue Bane's story. So we're off and running."
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #50
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I know I'm late to the party, but I just started to read this book. Within the first nine chapters, I found a mess of grammar issues. Since my sister is a English Professor, I thought I would have her read through a few chapters. I thought I was seeing things, so I called in the troops and heavy armor. I was completely right. His writting level is around the seventh grade. If you pay close attention to his writting, he does not understand how to use F. A. N. B. O. Y. S.. Second he goes on for several lines without any punctuation, which results in run-on sentences. Even though I personally have grammar issues, I have good editors on standby. Someone really needs to hold Del Ray responsible for producing this crap.

Enough of the bashing. After reading through the first nine chapters, I did like the story's direction. I want to find out more about Bane's Sith Trooper experiences. I have never read the comicbooks, so I'm very new to this story. Up until the exitance of KotOR, I didn't know that Bane had existed. I do like Bane's inward struggles, and I hope the writter continues to explore the character's cognitions.



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Old 08-19-2007, 01:32 PM   #51
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I havent seen it posted here yet so just to say a sequel to this book is coming out this year.
Really? I started a separate thread about it on 2007 June 22.
Darth Bane sequel coming in December 2007
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Within the first nine chapters, I found a mess of grammar issues... His writting level is around the seventh grade... Someone really needs to hold Del Ray responsible for producing this crap.
I guess my reading level must be around the 7th grade level because I don't recall having many concerns about grammar. Remember you're talking about the guy that was the lead writer for KotOR. IMO the story flowed well and if I found grammar problems that would have adversely impacted the story flow for me. I do recall one spelling error but I forgot what page it was on.


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Old 08-19-2007, 06:54 PM   #52
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When punctuation is not used correctly, the intent of the sentence is changed.



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Old 09-06-2007, 11:12 PM   #53
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I'm really getting into this book. Unlike many sith lords I have seen Bane is
not hollow at all. He is a deep character with his own motives. One of my favorite parts of the book is where Dessel has that argument with the republic cammander and their are so many different points of view that
I never took into thinking. I used to think jedi are good sith are evil simple as that but now, the book has me questioning what I used to think and I love books like that.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:54 AM   #54
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I'm really getting into this book. Unlike many sith lords I have seen Bane is
not hollow at all. He is a deep character with his own motives. One of my favorite parts of the book is where Dessel has that argument with the republic cammander and their are so many different points of view that
I never took into thinking. I used to think jedi are good sith are evil simple as that but now, the book has me questioning what I used to think and I love books like that.
I agree he's a deep and well thought out character, I find myself rooting for him most of the way. He went through so much crap in his life and then became a true Dark Lord of the Sith. Also I never really liked the whole darkside of the force, but this book has made me rethink my whole perspective on the Sith.


"Now it's enough."
-Darth Bane after killing Fohargh
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:36 PM   #55
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Any word on third novel in this series?
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:10 AM   #56
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none that ive seen but the second one was good esspecially the changes that you can see from Zannah thoughout the book
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:20 AM   #57
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I thought it was just supposed to be a duology; it fits in nicely with the "Rule of Two," don't you think? I haven't read them but I plan to someday soon! Drew Karpyshyn and John Jude Palencar FTW.



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Old 05-29-2008, 11:05 AM   #58
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People can read Mr. Karpyshyn's thoughts on the possibility of a third Darth Bane novel on his starwars.com blog
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Q: Any plans for another Bane novel?
A: I'd love to do a third Bane novel. However, there are no official plans yet. Ultimately that decision is made by Lucas and Random House/Del Rey, based on their publishing schedule. From the sales of the first two novels I'm pretty confident they'll want to do another, but for now I just have to cross my fingers and wait.


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Old 06-15-2008, 10:37 PM   #59
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Since I have never read any other sources, I think this could become a really cool series. Darth Zannah's beginnings were pretty impressive. If they expand on Zannah's story, I think she has the ability to remove Mara Jade as my all time favorite. I recommend this series to anyone.



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Old 06-16-2008, 01:38 AM   #60
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