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6 days ago Bob Marley Stir It UpStudio 21 ScribdFrightened Frog Chairman Report Carol Hayes Waec Syllabus And Hot Topics For All. path of destruction [star wars: darth bane, book 1] pdf - drew karpyshyn. joining a small part realizes that bane said revenge was. lord of flesh causing tentacles. Path of Destruction book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Once the Sith order teemed with followers. But their rivalries.
The Dark Army formed by the Brotherhood of the Sith is an army nevertheless and the Sith are trying to maintain a society in the first book. You can't build an army or form a community by glorifying concepts such as individualism, power hunger, do-whatever-it-takes-to-survive, etc, directly.
And even the individuals compete with each other within the same teams. On the contrary of the conventional belief, Zizek claims Paganism is melancholic compared to Christianity. Zizek says, if you like to enjoy the delightful Pagan life without paying the melancholic cost of it, you need to choose to be Christian. People don't want to live in expectancy of betrayal from one another.
The constant pressure of stress hormone would make them age sooner, lose their health and composure. Instead, people want to feel the assurance of written or verbal laws based on common care, respect, common good, etc and meanwhile they want to weave their own individual and selfish intrigues secretly.
So if having an ambitious and greedy lifestyle that is fostered by Capitalism seems to be delightful to some, having such a lifestyle is properly possible only by praising and boosting concepts such as sacrifice, selflessness, teamwork, etc. That's what Bane comes to understand. DK:You have to be careful not to oversimplify the Rule of Two. There are levels below the surface, and a greater depth and complexity than first meets the eye. The fact that this philosophy kept the Sith line alive for over a thousand years is a pretty strong argument that there is some merit to it.
Q: Where did you get the idea for Darth Bane? I found the character to be intriguing and compelling, but what really sold me was the opportunity to examine how someone evolves into the monster Bane finally becomes. Q: How involved was LucasBooks in this project? DK:Obviously they had to be involved on some level to make sure this novel fits in with the rest of the Star Wars Intellectual proberties. In the early stages of developing the story I had a lot of help from my editors Shelly Shapiro and Sue Rostoni, from Del Rey and Lucasfilm, respectively.
I worked out the original concept of the book and then with their feedback hammered away at it until we all felt it was something really special. When it came to the actual writing, however, I was pleased to see they let me sink or swim on my own. Q: How did your views of the Force, and especially the dark side, evolve in the course of writing this book?
DK:Much of the groundwork was laid through the work our team did on Kotor. Nobody starts out wanting to be reviled or a villain, but through the book I hope readers can gain a better understanding of how it could actually happen. For me the key differences in the light and dark comes down to how you perceive the Force. Is it a great, binding energy that we serve by allowing it to act through us? Or is it a tool that we use to serve our own needs? Do you believe in the power of the individual, or the value of teamwork and the group?
Path of Destruction joins the ranks of its less-than-illustrious predecessors. This book is pure crap. Seriously, how does this kind of shit even make it to press?
Has Del Rey even heard of quality control? The writing is shoddy, the charact Being a bit masochistic, I have read many a crap Star Wars book in my day. The writing is shoddy, the characterization is laughable and the plot is weak and uninspired. What a waste of time. View all 5 comments. Feb 22, Leeloodallas rated it it was ok. The long and the short: The Sith finally get smart and use some of the better Jedi ideas to actually score some real victories against their enemies. Then some retro-idiot gets obsessed with scrolls and destroys the one hope the Dark Side had for victory over the light side by manipulating a power-hungry Sith into using a WMD weapon of mind-destruction.
In the process, he reduces the Sith to less than nothing: No matter The long and the short: No matter how "explained" the Rule of Two was, it essentially reduced the Sith to complete and utter irrelevance from a massive force to be feared. Once the Sith evolved past the failed nonsense of the past, the "Brotherhood of Darkness" had me hoping the Sith would actually do something useful and productive for a change.
You know, like taking over the galaxy, or eliminating the Jedi, especially considering what inflexible, vain ninnies they had become. Instead, we got, well, some loser hermit and a ten year-old kid.
You could just as easily call this book, "Path of Irrelevance," or "Path of Regression," and you'd capture Darth Loser equally well.
Much leaden writing and little character development further marred what might otherwise be an interesting story. View 2 comments. Jun 27, Jody Ellis rated it really liked it.
As always a Star Wars text does not disappoint. It was only the ending that seemed flat but overall a well rounded book. The battles are clear and the whole book devoid of fillers. I do look forward to the second but I think a small break from Star Wars is needed before I start the second! Feb 19, Ryan rated it it was ok Shelves: More like "Darth 'Meh'. But I really just couldn't bring myself to care at all about anything going on in this book.
It didn't help that there was little in the way of character development and not much of a story here to begin with. Add in the author's background as a video game writer and you get a big pile o' mediocre. Jun 05, Lance Shadow rated it liked it Shelves: I was pretty hyped to read this book. After reading the review from Crystal Starr Light , a prolific reviewer on this sight who I am a big fan of, as well as Kristian Harloff from the Schmoesknow YouTube channel, and just all the other good things I hear about these books, I just couldn't wait to pick up Path of Destruction.
I went to a used bookstore in Eastsound, WA, and picked up a hardcover of this book along with a hardcover of Star Wars: Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Que booing and lightsaber blades pointed towards my neck Ok I am looking forward to continuing on to the second book, Rule of Two. My proper rating should be more like 3. It's still pretty good, but I don't think this book is a masterpiece by any measure of the word like the impressions I get from others who have read the trilogy.
Dessel always lived a hard life. His father was a detestable person, always getting drunk and savagely beating the kid up. Dessel and his old man barely scraped by as they slaved away in the mines on Apatros, always dreaming of getting out of debt and escaping. However, an accident that turns violent forces Dessel on the run, where he eventually goes from miner to soldier to sith student at the academy on Korriban.
The rest of the story is about Dessel, who takes the sith name "Bane", as he rises through the ranks of the Brotherhood of Darkness as they wage a bloody war with the Republic. This book's big downfall is the characters. I didn't get one truly interesting character out of this novel.
Every side character that I got from this book is either forgettable or sticks out because of how one dimensional they are looking at you, Githany, but I'm sure that's what you want because you are supposedly a smoking hot baddie. If we had a really good main character, this wouldn't be a problem, but that's not what I got out of this book.
Which brings me to my biggest problem with this novel, and why I think it is overrated: Bane himself. I'm sorry, but I just didn't think Bane was an interesting character. Much of this comes from the fact that I was not very invested in Dessel. But it felt like the book was trying to make us feel for Dessel so we could get behind all the horrible things that Bane is eventually going to do later. The problem is, it failed completely for me. I didn't care that Dessel had a crappy childhood life.
I didn't care about his exploits as a soldier. The reason why it didn't work is because of the "show, don't tell" problem. To much of what we learn about Dessel's childhood is through boring exposition. We only get one real scene and it was way to far into the book for me to feel anything for it. I also found the part where Dessel is a soldier to be extremely bland, because again most of it is told and not shown. Because the Dessel portions of the book fail so completely, it weakens the rest of the book.
I guess most of the focus was meant to be on the sith portions of Bane's life but the book presented us with an origin story. I didn't get invested in Bane as a character because the novel failed to get me invested in Dessel as a character first. I also didn't like the way the war was presented. Much of the book the brotherhood had this idea of a "Sithari", or, Dark Side Messiah if you will.
The problem was that pretty much every battle that was being shown the Sith were completely dominating the Republic. I never felt scared that the brotherhood would lose, never felt the urgency of the situation because I only saw the sith as an invincible force that could not be stopped.
Because of all this, the war stuff actually ended up being rather boring for a big portion of the book. After my long tirade about the bad stuff in this book, it probably sounds like I really didn't like the it.
Well, it is overrated, but like I said, I still enjoyed the read. Despite the problems there are alot of good things in this book. I may have bemoaned the whole war plotline, but other that that the story itself was excellent.
I thought it had a great setup with the Brotherhood and the Ruusan fighting. I also was enthralled with Bane's journey through the story. As much as I was disappointed by the character itself I found Bane's training and his studies to be quite interesting. I thought the idea of him studying the ancient texts while the others would not and the eventual payoff was clever. Overall the ideas behind Bane's journey through the dark side are great as he learns new powers and studies light saber forms and especially the wisdom of the ancients.
While I was not invested in Dessel himself, I did find some of the things he did on Apatros interesting, particularly the card game where he was cynical toward the republic soldiers. The action is excellent. Knowing this is a Drew Karpyshyn book, I knew the action was going to be awesome.
I really enjoyed his book Annihilation , especially its action scenes. As messy as Revan was in terms of story and especially characters, the action scenes were always a ton of fun in that book.
Here, the action is even better. Most of the action in Karpyshyn's standalone novels are based on generic jedi lightsaber fighting even though it was done well and was really cool. Here, a good portion of the action scenes are raw and gritty.
There was many times in the book that I felt like Bane was a Gary Stu because it always emphasized his giant frame, big muscles, and vast reserves of dark side power, but then I remember those fist fights and training saber duels. These scenes are so well done because Bane felt vulnerable, and I was worried for his survival.
The very first action scene in the mines is probably the best action scene in ANY Star Wars novel I read, except maybe the fist fight towards the end of Lost Stars. And finally, the biggest reason why I kept turning pages was the worldbuiling.
Karpyshyn does a fantastic job exploring the sith academy and giving us some amazing lore. Interesting tidbit: This book is pretty solid, and I am looking forward to Rule of Two. But I still think Path of Destruction is overrated, and there are some pretty big problems. Overall, though I do like the book and enjoyed reading it. Path of Destruction started out rough, but steadily got better as it went along.
Far from spectacular, but I wouldn't mind rereading it before I continue the trilogy. View all 9 comments. May 15, Vaishali rated it liked it Shelves: Won't enrapture you like the Darth Plagueis audiobook, whose protagonist is horrifyingly slick.
Darth Bane starts as a handsome, burly, and patient Sith lord The result is a slow plot and characters we don't care about. The ending is excellent, however. Cool quotes: Cross them, and they might hate you for weeks. Nobody uses it against me. I only sought to draw upon your wisdom to explain that which I could not understand myself.
Let this be a lesson to you all!
Secrecy can be your greatest weapon. Keep your true strength hidden, until you are ready to unleash the killing blow. There was no going back. He would never hesitate again. He would never doubt again. In short, emancipation.
Sith Tenets 1. Peace is a lie. There is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me. Jan 04, Aaron rated it it was ok. This book seemed like a good choice for something to read on a plane. On my previous trip I was confronted with a new peril of trying to read something challenging in a confined space: I'm used to reading in loud areas, but I have limits where my brain will shut down.
And a working brain really is no requirement for a Star Wars book. While I had never read a Star Wars book before, I was actually familiar with the author's work as he This book seemed like a good choice for something to read on a plane. While I had never read a Star Wars book before, I was actually familiar with the author's work as he had written one of my favorite video games.
This accomplishment is as poor a reason to read someone's book as you may imagine. Karpyshyn's greatest strength is to work in pastiche, twisting recognizable characters and motifs enough to keep things interesting. It's actually a pretty good skill -- when one's characters are 2D cut-outs, it's pretty easy to drop them onto any back drop and make it work.
However, his choices here may have been a bit too prosaic, too easy to reach for. He combines a central motif of post-Dune space fair -- that people from hell planets grow up real tough -- and the most staid pop-psychology daddy issues as the central ideas for formulating what is supposed to be the galaxy's biggest badass. First, I doubt that either factor makes any sense for this character.
They might make someone ruthless and morally empty, but they also seem likely to make that person physically broken and traumatized, stripping away the sangfroid that we so love to see in our ultimate villains.
At best, being space-poor might make Bane a space-Somali pirate. And those daddy issues probably only qualify him to work as a stripper. Just skip to the vicious killing. Briefly I toyed with reading the other books in the series just to see how it all turns out, but that seemed like more effort than I could justify. Then I thought about reading the internet summaries, but those appear to be almost as long, and even more dully written.
I'm left to assume that many more people die, light sabers are used, and that a hard-fought comeuppance is earned. Now if only there was some comeuppance for those year-old women yammering about Twilights.
Feb 04, Syd deertales rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 28, Papope Mueanpaopong rated it really liked it Shelves: Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Darth Bane: Path of D Peace is a lie, there is only passion. This book was excellent.
It contained all the evilness that I can hope for in a book and that I rarely get. I also love when the characters don't have it easy. I will surely read the others in the series. May 12, Donna rated it it was ok Shelves: Even though this is the first book in the Darth Bane trilogy, it is actually the last one I listened to.
I didn't really care for this one, even though I kind of liked Dez and that he had some kind of vision to carry to the end. That idea was developed and provided a solid understanding of who he was and why he was good at what he did. The problem was this: They were like cardboard cutouts that the MC had to dodge and dance around. The secon Even though this is the first book in the Darth Bane trilogy, it is actually the last one I listened to.
The second problem is somewhat connected to the first. None of the characters, even Dez, weren't characters that I felt I could stand behind and root for. They were single minded in that they wanted to kill everything and everyone, including each other. I need more than that. This was all about the one thing.
I need some connection with the characters and I didn't find that. This was just okay for me. Jul 24, Chad Josimar rated it it was amazing. Just wow!! The more books I read from the old EU the more I see why people loved it so much. I want to say I am a fan of Bane but hot damn he scares the poop out of me! Amazing book! Apr 05, Melissa rated it it was amazing Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Until one dark lord at last united the Sith in the quest to enslave the galaxy—and exterminate the Jedi. Yet it would fall to another, far more powerful than the entire Brotherhood of Darkness, to ultimately realize the full potential of the Sith, and wield the awesome power of the dark side as never before.
Since childhood, Dessel has known only the abuse of his hateful father an Excerpt: But in the eyes of his watchful masters, he is destined for a far greater role in the ultimate Sith plan for the galaxy—if he can prove himself truly worthy.
Only by defying the most sacred traditions, rejecting all he has been taught, and drawing upon the long-forgotten wisdom of the very first Sith can Bane hope to triumph—and forge from the ashes of that which he must destroy a new era of absolute dark power. That was my initial reaction when i finished reading the book.
It's been so long since i've read a 5 star book that i've almost forgotten what one was.
Seriously, if your a scifi fan this book had everything. Now before reading this book my favorite sith of all time was Darth Vader with Darth Maul following close behind. After this book it's Darth Bane all the way. Darth Bane would look at Vader. And then proceed to force choke the life out of him.
Afterwards he would take a walk by the pond causally sipping corellian whiskey acting like nothing happened. The dude is that bad ass. Seriously i love the jedi.