NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again.
After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down.
But he is too late. The secret has already passed into the hands of information broker Lorn Pavan, which places him right at the top of Darth Maul’s hit list. Then, in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, Lorn crosses paths with Darsha Assant, a Jedi Padawan on a mission to earn her Knighthood. Now the future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?
This special edition features an all-new Darth Maul short story as well as “Star Wars:® Darth Maul: Saboteur”—both written by New York Times bestselling author James Luceno!
Also features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
An Exciting Read!
This book is excellent. It serves as a prequel to Episode I and gives some backstory on Darth Maul and what he was up to immediately prior to The Phantom Menace. I definitely recommend it. It was a very exciting and fast-paced read.
This book nailed the feel of the movies perfectly. From the introduction featuring a gigantic spaceship to the twist ending.
Reaves did a phenomenal job with dialogue and with his style, which was reverent when describing Jedi action and gritty when dealing with the Star Wars galaxy's underbelly.
The character of I5YQ is probably his biggest coup.
The only downfall I could find was a lack of physical description of the characters that we don't already know.
Otherwise, this blows the others I have read to smithereens!
Way to go Mike Reaves!
This is how Darth Maul should have been portrayed in the Phantom Menace!!!!
From beginning to end, this is an awesome read. The action and fight sequences are some of the best I have ever read. Awesome book!