The final installment of the Darth Bane trilogy, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil: A Novel of the Old Republic (Star Wars (Del Rey)) from Drew Karpyshyn is a fast-paced adrenaline rush. The first two books successfully built-up this novel to be the culmination of the ancient Dark Lord of the Sith’s story of creating the Rule of Two.
Darth Bane’s training of his apprentice, Darth Zannah, has been about 20 years in the making. In this story of their final battle, we meet a variety of characters, some new and some from Bane’s checkered past. There are many story lines involved with this novel, and it was very enjoyable seeing them all come together into a single, final battle between Darth Bane and his apprentice. The ending left me wanting more, so much so that I actually emailed the author and asked him if he planned to write a continuation of the series. I won’t give away the outcome of the novel, believe me, most of you will want to read it for yourselves. But once you have read it, go ahead and check out this link from the author’s web page that details some after-thoughts he had about the novel. Mr Karpyshyn doesn’t give us any indication about future stories, but I certainly hope he decides to go that route.
At the time of writing this post, there is approximately 1000 years between Dynasty of Evil and the next book in the Star Wars Universe, which is Star Wars: Darth Plagueis This is the book I will be picking up and starting tonight, but I hope to see more novels in between these two. The Darth Bane series is a great one, if you like Star Wars novels that have a touch of mystery and suspense, then pickup this trilogy, you won’t be disappointed.