by Drew Karpyshyn

Published by Del Rey Books

A review by John Irvin


“Darovit made his stumbling way through the bodies that littered the battlefield, his mind numb with grief and horror. He recognized many of the dead: some were servants of the light side, allies of the Jedi; others were followers of the dark side, minions of the Sith. And even in his dazed stupor, Darovit couldn’t help but wonder which side he belonged with.”

            From the back cover blurb:

            As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Determined to put this policy into action, Darth Bane thinks he has found the perfect apprentice. Zannah, though young, possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. Under Darth Bane’s tutelage, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy.

            But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane’s hands in the Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Johun’s belief that there are surviving Sith is unshakeable. But not even Johun could foresee the astonishing new knowledge and power that Darth Bane discovers through Force-induced visions—power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined.

Star Wars, Darth Bane: Rule of Two by Drew Karpyshyn. The second installment in the Darth Bane space adventure trilogy that marks the beginning of a new era for the Sith.

            I bring you the sequel to Path of Destruction, the middle point of the Darth Bane trilogy, and the beginning of a new era in the history of the Sith. This book represents the birth of a new rule that affects the entire galaxy of Star Wars for millennia to come.

            This book almost converted me to the Dark Side—I began quoting the Sith Code, in fact, to this day that is the easier of all three codes to recall. Just being honest.

            If you enjoy a good antihero story, you must continue with this follow-up to the space-adventure of Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith and instigator of the Rule of Two.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: RULE OF TWO.

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