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  Darth Skuldren
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Just announced, Joe Schreiber will be coming back to Star Wars with a new hardcover...



Maul: Lockdown

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From the mind of Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, comes the delirious follow-up to last year’s Darth Plagueis. In a tale of retribution and survival set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious dispatch Sith apprentice Darth Maul on a secret mission to infiltrate a criminal empire operating from inside Cog Hive Seven-a hidden prison teeming with the galaxy’s most savage criminals. There, he must contend against the scummiest and most villainous in gladiatorial death matches while carrying out his masters’ clandestine commands. Failure is not an option; success will ignite the revenge of the Sith against the Jedi Order.


Source: http://io9.com/5978549/the-guy-who-put-zombies-in-the-star-wars-universe-is-sending-darth-maul-behind-bars
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Touting this as a follow up to Darth Plagueis seems to be stretching it a bit. Only a Sidious or Dooku novel would be a true follow up to James Luceno's excellent work.


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^Agree 100% on that. But I do love me some Maul so i will dive in blind to this one
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Sigh, where's the pre-order button
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I've never been a fan of Maul. In the PM, he was so much more flash than substance and have never been interested enough to get any EU material about him. I hope for his fans that this is good and hope for myself that they have other books in the works.


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I also don't like the "followup to Darth Plageus" part of the copy, but I suppose that's supposed to be to get readers interested.

Overall this should be interesting, though I'm not sure it will fit within the horror genera based on the description. WIll be good though.


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Well since it's Schreiber, this won't be a follow-up in the sense of "more political thriller!" But since there's a possibility that Plagueis might be in the book as a minor or cameo character, it does act as a follow up in the sense of the time of the events.

One thing I do like is that this isn't being promoted as a horror novel. It'll be nice to just a Maul adventure without forced horror elements.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Well since it's Schreiber, this won't be a follow-up in the sense of "more political thriller!" But since there's a possibility that Plagueis might be in the book as a minor or cameo character, it does act as a follow up in the sense of the time of the events.

One thing I do like is that this isn't being promoted as a horror novel. It'll be nice to just a Maul adventure without forced horror elements.


But don't you think it'll come off as a little bit horror anyway?
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Joe's last book, Perry's Killer Playlist wasn't horror like at all. Came off like a good action movie. He's pretty good at doing non-horror. I'd hate to see him get typecasted.
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The follow up line is ridiculous.


I mean I'm kind of shocked Scoundrels isn't advertised as a
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They are just trying to capture the hype of DP.... and it will backfire.

The book will be good- but the way it is marketed will leave many going "This isn't what I was expecting at all"

But it WILL fit with what Maul is up to at that point in the timeline. But attaching DP and Luceno to the add was folley.
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I'm loving the resurgence of Maul in the Clone Wars (I really didn't think I would enjoy him this much) and I loved Death Troopers and Red Harvest. I can't wait to see what he does with Maul.
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Loved Death Troopers & Red Harvest is sitting on my shelf to be read in the near future.

Glad to see Joe writing a third book. I've read nothing set around the prequel era so looks like this will be my first.


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Between this and Kenobi, I suppose my interest in future publications has been reinvigorated to some extent. I found Death Troopers and Red Harvest to be guilty pleasures, especially the audiobooks and their production values. If this novel can incorporate the qualities that I enjoyed of Shadow Hunter, Darth Plagueis, and Schreiber's other two SW novels, it will be fun.


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Here's the blurb since it hasn't been posted yet.

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Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, this new novel is a thrilling follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

It's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy’s worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object capable of obliterating the Jedi and conquering the galaxy.

Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul.

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