So I’ll be honest with you: When it comes to Good vs. Evil, I pretty much always land on the side of good. I like puppies and rainbows and happily ever after. I like rebels, but generally that’s because they’re fighting against the status quo and making the world a better place.
So going into this book, I had some reservations. Obviously Darth Bane is Sith, not Jedi. It’s difficult for me to cheer for him when he’s defeating Jedi. I was interested in his story, but I didn’t like him. Even when he was rebelling against the Sith Lords and the status quo, I wasn’t always cheering for him. Sometimes I was, but several times I wanted him to fail and stop being such a pompous ass.
Beyond the fact that the main character didn’t work for me, I had several issues with the writing. Too much time was spent on things that ended up not being important at all. I was annoyed by the amount of detail that was thrown in about things like sabacc that never went anywhere. I felt like it was included just to pad the word/page count of the book. And while I won’t spoil it for anyone that happens upon this, I didn’t like the way the book ended.
So now I have two more Darth Bane books to read. This could definitely be a struggle. I am curious to see where the story goes from here, but I’m definitely looking forward to getting to the books where the good guys prosper.