Revan
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Revan

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Revan
"Savior, conqueror, hero, villain. You are all things, Revan… and yet you are nothing. In the end, you belong to neither the light nor the darkness. You will forever stand alone."

When the Jedi Council of the Old Republic had become stagnant, indecisive, and set in their ways, Revan took the burden of saving the galaxy on his shoulders. Revan wouldn’t settle to let the galaxy suffer. He led millions to war without the Council’s permission.

Of course, he would eventually lose his way upon discovering hidden Sith secrets and realizing that the galaxy was in grave danger. Revan, the infamous Jedi-turned-Sith with a redemption story as complex and powerful that rivals even Anakin Skywalker’s, is at once an archetype of both the light and dark, conqueror and savior. On top of all that, he’s possibly the only Star Wars character who can beat Boba Fett in a costume contest. But perhaps Revan’s best trait is his legacy as a leader.

Rebellious Jedi would join ranks with him to take on the threat of the invading Mandalorians. Malak followed him into the Unknown Regions to learn of the Star Forge, the Unknown Planet, and even of the long-lost Sith Empire. The crew of the Ebon Hawk would follow him to find himself, defeat his own demons, and save the galaxy from Darth Malak’s tyranny. And we followed him, too, through countless hours of unforgettable Star Wars storytelling.

His breakout debut in Star Wars with 2003’s Game of the Year, Knights of the Old Republic, made millions of voices cry out in surprise and excitement as we learned the Sith Lord had been mind-wiped by the Jedi Council and utilized as a tool for the light side.

Accompanied by the very Jedi who had captured him in the first place, Bastilla Shan, as well as a star-studded squad including future Mandalore Canderous Ordo, Revan inspired many as he led millions to war, saved the galaxy, and looked good doing it!


Unfortunately, if you’re looking for dozens of books and comics about Darth Revan, you’ll be left wanting. Besides the video game, its sequel, and the expansion to the SWTOR MMO, Revan is only featured in one Star Wars book.

Written by Drew Karpyshyn, head writer of KOTOR, The Old Republic: Revan canonizes (in Legends) the light side storyline of the game and bridges both it and KOTOR II with SWTOR. Besides that, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (also by Karpyshyn) references Revan and KOTOR heavily as Bane rediscovers the glory and genius of the Sith Lords of antiquity.

John Jackson Miller’s Knights of the Old Republic ongoing series for Dark Horse comics bridges the ‘90s Tales of the Jedi comics with the KOTOR game, detailing the Mandalorian Wars, which is referenced heavily in the game, but focuses on failed Padawan Zayne Carrick and his crew of misfits on the run from overzealous but misguided Jedi Masters.

While Revan isn’t a main character, he does drop in mysteriously from time to time, and other key KOTOR characters have spectacular cameos as well.

In the meantime, we’re left with one book. One game. A brand-new Funko Pop, a Black Series action figure, a LEGO minifigure, and hopes for a Revan movie starring Keanu Reeves. One can dream. Revan certainly would!

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Legends
Legends
Omnibus

Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 2

Written by
John Jackson Miller
Artwork by
Various
Part of the
Epic Collection
John Jackson Miller continues his massive, bestselling series that follows the misadventures of Zayne Carrick, a Padawan of the Old Republic who was framed for the murder of his fellow students by his master. The Jedi Covenant, comprised of rogue Jedi Consulars obsessed with preventing the return of the Sith, pursue Zayne and his friends Gryph, Jarael, and Camper from one corner of the galaxy to the other. All of this is set in the context of the Mandalorian Wars, the precursor to the events of 2003’s Game of the Year, Knights of the Republic, from BioWare and writer Drew Karpyshyn.

Daze of hate, knights of suffering! Fugitive Zayne Carrick joins forces with the Jedi Masters who killed his fellow Padawan in a bid to save the galaxy from the Mandalorians! But will the megalomaniac Lord Adasca outmaneuver them all? Then, in a story that reverberates across every era of Star Wars, the clandestine Jedi Covenant is rocked by a terrifying vision of the far future - and one of its Shadows, Celeste Morne, faces the monstrous task of recovering an ancient Sith artifact! But will Zayne Carrick achieve vindication at last, clear his name and end his days as a renegade? Plus: the ultimate guide to the state of the galaxy 4,000 years before the rise of the Empire!

Collects: Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic #19-37, + Handbook
Legends
Legends
Omnibus

Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 3

Written by
John Jackson Miller
Artwork by
Ron Chan, Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, Andrea Mutti, Dean Zachary
Part of the
Epic Collection
This is the explosive and epic finale to John Jackson Miller's series that following the misadventures of the horrible failure of a Padawan, Zayne Carrick, who was framed for the murder of his fellow students by his master. The rogue Jedi Consulars called the Jedi Covenant, obsessed with preventing the return of the Sith, pursue Zayne and his friends Gryph, Jarael, and Camper from one corner of the galaxy to the other. All of this is set in the context of the Mandalorian Wars, at once a sequel to the 90s Tales of the Jedi series and a prequel to the massively popular video game, Knights of the Old Republic.
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 3 is the third Epic Collection trade paperback of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic comic series. It collects the same issues as Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 3 by Dark Horse Comics, as well as additional material from Star Wars Tales 24. A new direction for fugitive Jedi Zayne Carrick! With his allies by his side - his best friend, Gryph, the mysterious Jarael, and the former Mandalorian warrior Rohlan - Zayne sets forth on seat-of-your-pants adventures filled with ghost ships, renegade droids and high-speed racers! A death-defying shoot-out on the face of a comet leads right into the heart of one of the galaxy's most cruel organizations - the slave-trading Crucible! Zayne risks his life - and maybe his sanity - to help Jarael face her dark past, but the consequences could be deadly for his crew! And, as Zayne Carrick's saga draws to a close, he'll face what may be his most dangerous enemy yet - the demonic Demagol!
Legends
Legends
Omnibus

Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 1

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Various
Part of the
Epic Collection
This massive comics collection begins legendary Star Wars writer John Jackson Miller’s seminal run of Knights of the Old Republic. Not to be confused with the video game of the same title, Miller’s comics focus on Jedi-on-the-run Zayne Carrick as he is framed for a massacre of Padawans. In order to survive and find who’s responsible, he is forced into an unconventional alliance with an unscrupulous band of misfits. Set almost four thousand years BBY, the series is set during the Mandalorian Wars, which serves as the catalyst event leading into the KOTOR video game. Knights of the Old Republic ran for fifty issues and was one of Dark Horse’s best selling comics series.
A long, LONG time ago… Discover the state of the Star Wars galaxy in the distant past in this first volume of an Epic Collection series focusing on the ancient Knights of the Old Republic! When young Jedi Zayne Carrick is framed for the murder of his fellow Padawans, he is forced into an unlikely alliance with the Snivvian con artist Marn Hierogryph. Their quest to reveal the horrifying truth, and to obtain justice for the Padawan Massacre, joins them with Jarael and Camper aboard the junk hauler The Last Resort — and their adventures will take them from the research station Flashpoint to the banking planet Telerath! Brace yourself for days of fear… and nights of anger! Collects: Knights of The Old Republic #0-18
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil

Written by
Drew Karpyshyn
Artwork by

The final chapter of Darth Bane's legend allows the reader to witness just how magnificent and horrifying the ultimate power of the Dark Side can be. Decades have passed since Dessel escaped the Apatros mines to ascend to his rightful place as the Sith'ari, and as Bane begins to realize the true cost of such power, fear begins to fester within his mind.

Fear that he will run out of time. Fear that his apprentice lacks the ambition to continue his great work. Fear that his knowledge and passion will die with him.

But he is not the only one looking towards the future. Throughout this novel, Bane and Zannah transcend the titles of master and apprentice as they both attempt to ready themselves for the only end that the Rule of Two can offer them.

Will their dynasty continue? Or shall the Sith be lost to history?

Twenty years have passed since Darth Bane, reigning Dark Lord of the Sith, demolished the ancient order devoted to the dark side and reinvented it as a circle of two: one Master to wield the power and pass on the wisdom, and one apprentice to learn, challenge, and ultimately usurp the Dark Lord in a duel to the death. But Bane’s acolyte, Zannah, has yet to prove herself a worthy successor. Determined that the Sith dream of galactic domination will not die with him, Bane vows to learn the secret of a forgotten Dark Lord that will assure the Sith’s immortality–and his own.

Zannah knows that her ruthless master has begun to doubt her, and so she prepares for his downfall, plotting at last to wrest from Bane the title of Dark Lord of the Sith. Zannah pursues her Master from the grim depths of a ravaged world to the barren reaches of a desert outpost, where the future of the dark side will be decided by the final, fatal stroke of a lightsaber.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Old Republic: Revan

Written by
Drew Karpyshyn
Artwork by

Being a Jedi turned Sith and finding redemption, Revan has become one of the most powerful Force users by practicing balance between the light and dark sides. Learning how he broke free of the dark side but continuing to draw on its power of his own will puts powerful Force use into perspective.

This novel takes place after the Knights of the Old Republic video game, starting with Revan and Bastilla contemplating their future together. But a threat to the galaxy begins to reveal itself, forcing Revan to leave his wife and unborn child behind to make sure the world is a safe place for his family in the years to come. On the way he encounters Scourge, a Sith strong in the dark side of the Force who intends to break his willpower.

A storm is coming, and there is no escape.

Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians — and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear.

What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Bane: Rule of Two

Written by
Drew Karpyshyn
Artwork by

The history of the Sith was forever changed after Darth Bane's climactic victory at the end of the first book of his lauded trilogy. Decimated by the though bomb, the Order lay in ruins as a single master escaped the planet with his new apprentice, and thus, the Rule of Two was born. This novel continues the masterful legend of Bane as he simultaneously trains the newly appointed Darth Zannah and begins searching the galaxy for the most heralded objects of Sith lore: the fabled holocrons.

Bane's pursuit of this arcane knowledge is treacherous, to say the least, but his raw power and ironclad will encase him with an armor unlike anything the galaxy has ever seen. With his legacy at stake in the form of a brilliant young woman, Bane shows readers once again that he will stop at nothing to create the order that will one day destroy the Jedi once and for all.

As the last surviving Sith, Darth Bane promulgated a harsh new directive: the Rule of Two. Determined to put this policy into action, Darth Bane thinks he has found the perfect apprentice. Zannah, though young, possesses an instinctive link to the dark side that rivals his own. Under Darth Bane's tutelage, she will become essential in his quest to destroy the Jedi and dominate the galaxy.

But there is one who is determined to stop Darth Bane: Johun Othone, Padawan to Jedi Master Lord Hoth, who died at Bane's hands in the Sith War. Though the rest of the Jedi scoff at him, Johun's belief that there are surviving Sith is unshakeable. But not even Johun could foresee the astonishing new knowledge and power that Darth Bane discovers through Force–induced visions—power that will alter him in ways he could never have imagined.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction

Written by
Drew Karpyshyn
Artwork by

Every great story has a great villain; or, in the case of Star Wars, a great band of villains. Darth Bane: Path of Destruction focuses on one of the most indispensable Sith Lords in history and chronicles his rise to power as well as its reverberating effects on the future of the galaxy that culminate in the Emperor and Darth Vader.

Karpyshyn manages to flesh out a story that fans didn’t know they needed. It provides a better understanding of what it truly means to be a Sith. Even the most fervent fans of the Light Side will find themselves cheering for one of the most power-hungry villains in all of Star Wars as he claws his way from humble beginnings into a position of ultimate power. By the end of the first book, you’ll be scrambling to pick up the sequel.

On the run from vengeful Republic forces, Dessel, a cortosis miner, vanishes into the ranks of the Sith army and ships out to join the bloody war against the Republic and its Jedi champions. There, Dessel's brutality, cunning, and exceptional command of the Force swiftly win him renown as a warrior. But in the eyes of his watchful masters, a far greater destiny awaits him.

As an acolyte in the Sith academy, studying the secrets and skills of the dark side, Dessel embraces his new identity: Bane. However the true test is yet to come. In order to gain acceptance into the Brotherhood of Darkness, he must defy the most sacred traditions and reject all he has been taught. It is a trial by fire in which he must surrender fully to the dark side — and forge from the ashes a new era of absolute power.