BookLight w/ Ben: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil

“I am the Dark Lord who will restore the Sith to glory. They call me Bane.”

Darth Bane is a Dark Lord of the Sith during 1026 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin). He is best known for making the one and only golden rule of the Star Wars universe: The Rule of Two. But this story takes place later in his life, when he took up the mantle of Dark Lord and had his apprentice, Darth Zannah.

The story of Darth Bane and his demise makes up the subject of Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, and it’s a book all Star Wars fans should read.

In this story, which is considered legends by Disney, Bane has reigned for 20 years and needs to pass his knowledge onto another being. His apprentice, Zannah has yet to challenge him in mortal combat to claim the title and knowledge of the sith. Both fearing the worst, that the legacy Bane made will die with him and the self­­-worth and power needed to kill her master, Bane sets out to find and learn the secrets of the ancient sith lord Darth Andeddu that will grant immortality and assure that his reign will never come to pass. But Zannah has her own plans to take down her master. By recruiting a rogue Jedi and making her an apprentice, she may now finally have the power to beat her master.

On the flip side though, Bane is both a canon and Legends figure. His actions of making the rule of two is canon, but the story and tales of this legendary Sith Lord are not canon.

This is a story made for the Star Wars fans out there. This story is full of action, fighting, betrayal, power, and lightsabers. A word of caution is that this is the third book in the Darth Bane series, but all can be read by themselves and the plot will not get skewed.

In this story, done by Drew Karpyshyn, Star Wars is represented amazingly. Even if it is not canon, there is still a following that wants it to be. Overall, Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil outlines the end of one of the strongest sith to ever live.