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TFN did a really nice interview with Ryder Windham that covered a lot of Darth Maul stuff. I didn't know Windham was the one to coin the name Zabrak. Definitely worth checking out.

Link: http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/TFN_Interview_With_Author_Ryder_Windham_143240.asp


I remember that for a year or two after Episode I, it was a big mystery was species Maul was.


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Which we now know is not precisely the same as creating life


It was obvious from the outset that creating life is not the same thing as saving someone from death.
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Leave it to me to not realize this book existed. Saw it in Books-A-Million yesterday. Is it sad that I have no interest in reading it? Sad
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I don't have any interest in it either, Mara. It just seemed contrived to cash in on the TPM rerelease.


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I don't have any interest in it either, Mara. It just seemed contrived to cash in on the TPM rerelease.


Actually, Ryder Windham is doing a series of these YA biographies. He's already done:

The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
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My question is, is it worth buying this book when you're not really into kids novels?
I would like to have it for getting to see more of Maul's perspective and get more background info, but only if others here can tell me if it really offers a lot of new info and that it's written good enough to make it an interresting read for an adult.
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Cerrinea wrote:
Alan Skywalker V wrote:
I don't have any interest in it either, Mara. It just seemed contrived to cash in on the TPM rerelease.


Actually, Ryder Windham is doing a series of these YA biographies. He's already done:

The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker
The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi


Yes, Cerrinea. I'm well aware of the other Windham books - I mentioned them in a reply to DannikJerriko on the first page of this thread. I have no issue with the Luke, Anakin/Vader, and Obi-Wan bios - I just feel the Maul bio was viewed by TPTB as a cash cow opportunity in light of TPM's rerelease since he's a major villian.

I echo Ree'dius' question here: Is there enough new information in each volume to merit buying them or is it a straight up rehash of other sources, albeit through the eyes of Maul, Anakin/Vader, Luke, and Obi-Wan?


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I have the other three, and I quite enjoyed them. I would be looking forward to the Darth Maul volume, except that I dread the retcon. That's the main reason I'm not interested. Confused
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The only one I'm interested in is the Vader one. Obi-Wan has no new info, Luke is bland (read it from a friend), and Maul is just like its been stated, a cash-cow.
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I've only read The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, and I thought it worth the read. There's an especially poignant part where Obi-Wan teaches Vader/Anakin how to become a Force ghost.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
The only one I'm interested in is the Vader one. Obi-Wan has no new info, Luke is bland (read it from a friend), and Maul is just like its been stated, a cash-cow.


Haha, I thought I would explode with laughter when writing my previous post, but "cash-cow" really does fit, no matter how hilairious it sounds.

Anyway, I might consider checking the other bios out eventually. Probably ask the library if they can get them, though. That way I can read and decide before I fork out money.


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The Obi-Wan book does have new info, for instance:

The story behind Obi-Wan and Dex's friendship and how they met.
The first encounter between Obi-Wan and Anakin after Anakin was redeemed.
How and when Anakin learned to become a Force ghost.
Finally answers the question of whether or not Obi-Wan recognized the droids.

Those are just a few that I can remember off the top of my head. The book is packed away in a box so I can retrieve it and check.

Keep in mind these are YA books, not adult novels.
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I forgot about all that!

I dunno, I guess it just seemed superfluous to me. I dislike anything that just feels like a cleanup crew for moronic prequel film decisions (though Death Star was fantastic).
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I guess it's a case a glass half full vs. glass half empty POV. What some see as cleaning up moronic prequel film decisions, I see as adding to the lore. Besides saving me a lot of feelings of frustration, it's just fun to read imo.

I think I like my POV better. Wink
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Cerrinea wrote:
I guess it's a case a glass half full vs. glass half empty POV. What some see as cleaning up moronic prequel film decisions, I see as adding to the lore. Besides saving me a lot of feelings of frustration, it's just fun to read imo.

I think I like my POV better. Wink


Your POV is more positive! Mine is more cynical but it matches my personality
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