Book Review: The Rule Of Two

Origins Of A Sith Doctrine

Drew Karpyshyn’s  Rule Of Two (2007) continues Darth Bane’s story. He is the only Sith lord in the galaxy and he knows he knows he must train an apprentice so the Sith order can thrive. He finds a girl with a strong connection to the dark side of the force  He decides to take her on as his apprentice. At the same time, a Jedi knight called Johun Othone is on the hunt for the once extinct Sith.

Sith Scope

Since the movies are told from the side of the good guys, I had a distorted view of what the Sith order was. I used to think that the Sith were the underdog. They were only two while the Jedi had many force users in their ranks. After reading this book, I have a new-found respect for the Sith. They are obsessed and very talented force users. They’re evil and must be destroyed though, I’m not excusing their behavior at all. Just think about it, two individuals managed to escape detection and wreak so much havok in the galaxy. They’re one heck of a terrorist organization. I liked how Karpyshyn managed to make the Sith likeable. I was all hyped about finding out how the story was going to end. And yes, there was a small part of me that was rooting for Darth Bane.

Final Thoughts

Please go read this book. I enjoyed it more than I thought. It made me feel like I was a fly on the wall as the Sith order evolved before me. If you are a Star Wars fan, you’ll enjoy witnessing the most enduring iteration of the Sith order.

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