One of the best books out there. I read all these things about people hating this book and it makes no sense to me. The storyline is great, the characOne of the best books out there. I read all these things about people hating this book and it makes no sense to me. The storyline is great, the characters are amazing, and the writing is fantastic. Darth Bane himself is so complicated and complex I don't know how someone would hate him.
I've heard people say that it's unrealistic(which is a given anyway, since it's sci-fi) in the fact that an unimportant miner could turn into someone as great and feared as Darth Bane. If they paid any attention at all to the books, they should be able to figure this out. It's not like he's normal one day and then SNAP, he's a dark Lord the other.
Dessel worked in a mine where he grew not only to hate his father but also in physical form- it's stated a few times that he has a lot of muscle because of his life in the mines. The hatred of his father is what led him on the path of darkness, combined with his physical strength and uncanny ability to access the dark side so much without any training.
After he flees from his home planet and joins the fight against the Republic, he still holds most of his morals- he's willing to give his life to save his fellow soldiers, which he proves when he mutineers against his commanding officer. It's only after this that he realizes only he can look after himself and throws away all his past morals. Now he's only going to look after himself and no one else.
Which is when Des, the measly cortosis miner, becomes Bane. Not Darth Bane, not yet. I think most people overlook this. I've heard so many people saying that he just up and throws away all the Sith teachings, is automatically smarter than all the other Sith combines. This isn't true! For a while he goes along with it. It's only when he realizes later how wrong they are that he starts to slowly form his own theories, his own ideas. Only after he's had about three Sith tutors does he become powerful enough to destroy the Sith. Also, you need to realize this is someone with a much more powerful connection to the Force than most. It's stated several times that he's more connected than others.
So, in conclusion, I just wanna say that this is one freakin awesome book. Darth Bane is a freakin beast....more
I read this a few years ago and gave it four stars. Four stars? How did that happen? I tried reading it again and got 60 pages into it before giving uI read this a few years ago and gave it four stars. Four stars? How did that happen? I tried reading it again and got 60 pages into it before giving up. If I hadn't read it already I would have continued, but since I already knew the story I didn't feel like putting up with it. How was I not bored to death of this before? There were a few times I thought, "Just ten more pages. Ten more. I can do that, right?" This would be followed by me shutting the book after four more pages.
The storyline is decent. Nothing unique, but still enjoyable. And Wanda and Ian get really cute towards the end. But is it worth it? Hecks no! Sure, it's better than Twilight, but then, what isn't? (A little book called Once in a Full Moon, that what.)
Honestly, most of the book is the characters wandering around. Which I guess makes sense, since the main character is called Wanderer. However, this does not make for an interesting read. I don't want to wait 60 pages for something good to happen. It's not worth it. Not even a little. The movie, sure. That was much more fast paced and exciting. It wasn't a long, drawn out 600 pages. But no one should waste their time on this book....more
Out of all the Star Wars books I've read, this is probably my least favorite. Though it gave some interesting viewpoints from Anakin, the writing wasOut of all the Star Wars books I've read, this is probably my least favorite. Though it gave some interesting viewpoints from Anakin, the writing was bad and it made the story seem bland. There wasn't colorful language or exciting reveals- it was, "Qui-Gon said this, and I agreed with him. Then Obi-Wan did this and Qui-Gon said this and Padme asked this..."
This style of writing, as if he's recording everything in the journal, can work with some. Having no quotation marks for the people actually talking bugged me, because like I said before it's just a he said this sort of thing. With Queen Amidala's Journal, it worked. With Anakin's, it did not....more