By Drew Karpyshyn
20 years have handed considering the fact that Darth Bane, reigning darkish Lord of the Sith, demolished the traditional order dedicated to the darkish facet and reinvented it as a circle of 2: one grasp to wield the ability and go at the knowledge, and one apprentice to benefit, problem, and finally usurp the darkish Lord in a duel to the dying. yet Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has but to interact her grasp in mortal strive against and end up herself a precious successor. made up our minds that the Sith dream of galactic domination won't die with him, Bane vows to profit the key of a forgotten darkish Lord that would guarantee the Sith’s immortality–and his own.
A ideal chance arises while a Jedi emissary is assassinated at the afflicted mining planet Doan, giving Bane an excuse to dispatch his apprentice on a fact-finding mission–while he himself units out in mystery to catch the traditional holocron of Darth Andeddu and its useful wisdom. yet Zannah isn't any idiot. She is aware that her ruthless grasp has started to doubt her, and she or he senses that he's hiding whatever an important to her destiny. If she will declare the ability she craves, she needs to take motion now.
While Bane storms the distant stronghold of a fanatical Sith cult, Zannah prepares for her Master’s downfall through deciding upon an apprentice of her personal: a rogue Jedi crafty and cold-blooded sufficient to embody the Sith manner and to face beside her while she eventually wrests from Bane the mantle of darkish Lord of the Sith.
But Zannah isn't the just one with the will and tool to break Darth Bane. Princess Serra of the Doan royal family members is haunted through thoughts of the massive Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her whilst she was once a baby. Bent on retribution, she hires a cruel murderer to discover her tormentor–and carry him again alive to flavor her wrath.
Only a Sith who has taken down her personal grasp can turn into darkish Lord of the Sith. So while Bane unexpectedly vanishes, Zannah needs to locate him–possibly even rescue him–before she will be able to kill him. And so she pursues her quarry from the bleak depths of a ravaged international on the point of disaster to the barren reaches of a barren region outpost, the place the way forward for the darkish side’s strongest disciples can be made up our minds, as soon as and for all, by means of the ultimate, deadly stroke of a lightsaber.