I liked Karpyshyn until he wrote The Old Republic: Revan tie in novel for the MMORPG. That made me quit reading his Bane books as well even though I liked the first one. It’s unforgivable that The Old Republic replaced KOTOR 3 and it’s also unforgivable what Karpyshyn did in the book with the main characters of KOTOR 1 and 2. They’re ultimately just jobbers who have to lose to the generic Sith (who are the opposite of what Kreia described at the end of 2) so that the MMO can happen 300 years later. All the setup is completely wasted.
I haven’t played the MMO but all the lore ideas coming out of it also seem really dumb. For example, Revan’s force ghost gets split into a light half and a dark half.
Darths before Bane. Whomever created Darth Rivan should be bludgeoned with a sturgeon, and so should Drew Karpyshyn and the others who perpetuated that nonsense.
Speaking of Karpyshyn, his Darth Bane trilogy sucks. It’s like he went out of his way to take away most everything that made Bane a distinctive character – the purple lightsaber, the orbalisk armour – to make him just another generic Sith. Also each one of those books has a side quest of Bane seeking out a holocron – each one. Wow. So creative. Much variety.
“The Anarchists are right in everything; in the negation of the existing order and in the assertion that, without Authority there could not be worse violence than that of Authority under existing conditions. They are mistaken only in thinking that anarchy can be instituted by a violent revolution… There can be only one permanent revolution — a moral one: the regeneration of the inner man. How is this revolution to take place? Nobody knows how it will take place in humanity, but every man feels it clearly in himself. And yet in our world everybody thinks of changing humanity, and nobody thinks of changing himself.”
― Leo Tolstoy