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Let’s Call It a Doomsday hOd guy But when monsters go after a Sith Lord We just want to seeow much ass is going to be kicked And Maul does kick a LOT of assDespite my glowing opinion of the visceral aesthetic the novel is undone by an unwieldy plotThe basics of the plot are straightforward and encompass some pretty good twists along the way The what is solid and isn t my issue ere Unfortunately it is very difficult to follow the who and the why in this novel This is a problem that comes up in a lot of franchise fiction especially for the sprawling Star Wars Expanded Universe Lockdown doesn t ave it as bad as some other novels but it s still an issue that I feel needs to be addressedIn my opinion a franchise or Expanded Universe novel needs to be accessible to a person who asn t done anything than watched the movies that spawned the franchise You re a fan of the movie you see a Star Wars book you pick it up and go You shouldn t ave to do a lot of Garfield Swallows His Pride (Garfield, homework outside of the novel itself to understand the who and whyThe problemere is that Lockdown draws on a LOT of Expanded Universe material If you Prohibido nacer haven t read Darth Plagueis by James Lucerno you re probably going to be confused by the presence of Darth Sidious Sith Master Komari Vosa and the Bando Gora are likely going to confuse you unless you re a true Expanded Universe scholar We don t get any explanationere about who these plot relevant characters are I don t think that s acceptable it s what made the Bantam era of Star Wars novels so difficult for newcomers towards the end of its run You needed a degree in Expanded Universe ology to know what was going onThankfully Lockdown isn t THAT complex You can understand enough about Darth Maul just from Serafina and the Seven Stars his movie appearancee s a Sith and e can kill EVERYTHING And since 90% of the novel is Darth Maul killing things you ll be fine in that regard But there s a deeper plot going on in which Maul is a chess piece in a game played between Sidious and Plagueis and as it s that game that sets all the other events in motion I think it s a mistake to ave it buried so deeply in EU material without providing us a shovel to unearth it on our own Oh was this awful Just wretched Ordinarily I would ve just pitched this after the first few chapters but sometimes you just gotta watch the train crashThe problem with making villains the protagonists of novels is that you re supposed to identify with the protagonist He or she is the window through which you are experiencing the universe When that character is a What She Saw (Conard County horn crowned Sith Lord with no personality and no emotional range outside of unconvincing rage that becomes a bit of a liabilityWhen said Sith Lord is placed upon a ridiculous deep space prison ship with ridiculous physics ridiculous regular deathmatches and a ridiculous nigh omniscient arms dealer it s just too much to takeBut what I really take issue with in this novel is that the author apparentlyas no idea Rivals Break (Sharpe Donovan how a sports book works making the whole gambling on deathmatches part of the novel beyond ridiculous Prepare ship for ludicrous speedThere s also a giant blind psychic worm that eats everyone On a spaceshipJoe Schreiber actually did okay with Death Troopers and somewhat less so with Red Harvest He did not acuitimself well with Star Wars Maul LockdownAvoid like a starving wampa Maul sat motionless observing everything around Namen-Und Sach-Register Zum Jahresbericht �ber Die Fortschritte in Der Lehre Von Den Pathogenen Mikroorganismen Umfassend Bacterien, Pilze Und Protozo�n him without giving any indication thate was doing so Although Soft Focus his peripheral vision stilladn t fully recovered from last night s attack "he saw enough to realize that Alien Chastity Belt head become the current object of everyone s attention "saw enough to realize that Faker head become the current object of everyone s attention the guards up in the catwalks had become the current object of everyone s attention Even the guards up in the catwalks seemed to Lawbreakers Suspense Stories have gone onigh alert each with one HIPPO IN THE GARDEN hand on their blasters the other resting on the small flat consoles that they wore on their belts From both inmates and guards Maul could smell a certain unmistakable commingling of fear desperation and the grinding monotony of paranoia that emerged when living things were penned up together in close uarters for indefinite spans of timeJoe Schreiber s Star Wars novelsave been a mixed bag for me While I fucking loved the brutally bonkers Death Troopers I thought the preuel story of Red Harvest wasn t as strong Both Spinal Trauma horror books are gory as fuck which is clearly a signature of Schreiber s I mappy to report that Maul Lockdown was closer in uality to that of Death Troopers The action did not let upTaking place a year before the events in Episode I The Phantom Menace Maul Lockdown is set inside Cog Hive Seven a Shadow (New Species, high security space prison where inmates are matched against each other as gladiator style combatants So basically it s like some kind of intergalactic Fight Club Needless to say things get bloody uicklyDarth Sidiousas sent Maul in undercover to the prison as a mercenary named Jagannath aka the Tooth He must find the mysterious Iram Radiue a weapons merchant in order to purchase a nuclear device that will be delivered to Bando Gora Maul ever loyal to Master Sidious is instructed to refrain from using the Force Rather 細味人生100篇 he must rely onis skills to not only complete the mission but to surviveDuring The Gathering (Darkness Rising, his stay in the prison system Maul meets several characters that willinder and MongoDB helpim along on Chastity his mission One such individual is the powerful crime lord Jabba the Hutt It was as if the door to an asylumad been flung open inside Experiential Learning his skull allowing a wave of incoherent screams individual cries and desperate fragmented phrases intois mind Wampas Wolf Worms bloody gore underwater battles a cannibal gang and breathless action seuences Lockdown was pure unadulturated fun Did I mention that Maul rips out a Die Neurobiologie des Glücks heart and crushes it withis bare ands Because e doesThis is the Star Wars prison movie you didn t know you neededMay the Force be with you A Brutal AdventureMaul Lockdown is a Legends novel that isn t for the faint of A New Philosophy of History heart When tasked with a secret mission to find a weapons dealer Maul must infiltrate a prison as one of the inmates However the inmatesere don t just serve time They are gladiators pitted against one another in fights to the death for the benefit of the gambling public Maul uickly finds imself death for the benefit of the gambling public Maul uickly finds imself a number of fights as e ruthlessly pursues is objectiveLockdown is not for the sueamish The action is graphic and brutal Schreiber wrote both Death Troopers and Red Harvest and this novel FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck has a similar level of gore and violence It isn t pretty If you can get past that this is an intriguing tale There is a fair amount of mysteryere that will keep you turning the pages. And one of the power Big Little Man hungry duoas The Man from Beijing 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 alienorror 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. I would give Star Wars Maul Lockdown by Joe Schreiber about two and a Creating Lasting Value half stars I decided to round down This is the story of Darth Maul everyone s favorite underused Sith in an insidious space station prison known as Cog Hive Seven where the inmates are pitted against each other in violent battles that the galaxy gambles onIave not read the other Star Wars books by this authoras they seem to be about adding zombies to the Star Wars universe The Star Wars universe is in enough trouble from JJ Abrams I didn t see the need for zombies as wellWhy is Maul in this prison Orders from Darth Sidious And for that same reason Maul must pretend to be a Understanding Markets and Strategy highly skilled mercenary and not a Force user His goal To find an elusive arms dealer named Iram Radiue who isiding and operating within the prisonSomost of the book is spent trying to distract us from the fact that if Maul could use Montana Dreams his powersis mission would probably be completed in no time at all We get a lot of Maul fighting in battles to the death with various beasties and inmates for the pleasure of the galactic gamblers This is also Immerwelt - Der Pakt how Jabba the Hutt gets involved As ine wants a piece of the action at Cog Hive Seven and is willing to do awful things to get itMeanwhile we re supposed to ignore the fact that Maul is gaining fame as a fighter all through the underworld and yet neither Darth Sidious aka kindly Senator Palpatine nor Modern South Asia his master Darth Plagueis whose cat and mouse game with each other is interesting to me than most of the actions in the prison make any mention of the fact that their Sith apprentice is gaining notoriety And it makes the fact that the Jedi couldn t identifyim from some kind of database later on somewhat Picture Theory hard to believeThe search for Iram Radiue which involves Maul and several different characters in the prison takes up most of Maul s time and effort That is in between death battles and gang wars and long distance abuse fromis master Anyway the uest to find Radiue is a long one A far too long one It s a path piled Ancestral Voices high with rederrings and even a twist straight out of Scooby Doo I would And Bid Him Sing have gotten away with it if it wasn t for that meddling Sith dudeI can see the elevator pitch for this book going well Darth Maul trapped in a prison and fighting the scum of the universe Might even make a good video game But as a novel it falls flat for a number of reasonsHere s the main problem Darth Maul is a cipher We know very little aboutim It s Aristotle Detective (Aristotle hard to identify with a main character who doesn t really think too much or speak too much just acts Yese s a tattooed badass Sith who died way too soonwhile Jar Jar Binks lives onsigh but Bones, Clones, and Biomes he never elevated much from the status of cool minion Meaninge Bringing the Empire Home has no real personality other thane likes to kill stuff and do is master s biddingSo the author as to fill the book with people we re supposed to care aboutthe sexyvicious warden and Building the Cold War her weird tech genius brotherthe cast of uirky andor brutal inmatesthe innocent father and son duo just trying to get byand the guest stars Sidious Plagueis Jabba Komari Vosa Plus don t forget the giant icky worm that eats all the losers of the brutal fights And so onDarth Maul s uest to find Iram Radiue is so long and involved that it almost takes on an existential uality Almost Is Radiue real Is it all just a test Is Radiue even in the prison And on and on and on There is auge list of suspects and no easy way to filter them out except when Maul kills them As a reader though it becomes a wearying intellectual exercise after a while By the time the mystery of Iram Radiue is solved it s ard to careSothenin the third actfallen Jedi Komari Vosa she s not a Sith just a psychopath shows up to try and make things interesting It does work after a fashion Komari does add a definite element of interest to the tale Yet bringing in a new character late in a novel with no real introduction is

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the best Having er around earlier probably not possible though given the structure of the story might Counter-Amores have made this a interesting tale And there s the ending What ending The book just sort of runs out of steam without much in the way of resolution I kept looking for another chapter but there wasn t one SighI give this book two stars two and aalf in my Dancing at Armageddon head rounded down because the writing isn t bad and the book is fun and engaging in some parts Yet the thinking behind the writing is seriously flawed and doesn told up to much scrutiny But if you re looking for a lot of action and not much in the way of plot okay there s a lot of plotjust not a lot of good plot and are a fan of Sith doing Sith of plotjust not a lot of good plot and are a fan of Sith doing Sith things then Maul Lockdown may be for you This review is courtesy of topoftheheapreviewscomIs a prison enough to Double Jeopardy hold the likes of the powerful Sith known as Darth Maul Joe Schreiber attempts to answer that uestion in Star Wars LockdownDarth Maul is a character thatas captivated audiences but Composition and Literature however didn t get the screen time nor the necessary attention in the movies to really build up whoe is and Cezanne and Provence how dangerouse can be Thankfully the extended universe Dark Voices has attempted to answer these uestions in novel formIn Lockdown Darth Maul gets sent into a prison thatas been deemed inescapable in order to find and acuire an item that someone deemed almost a myth Contested Reproduction holds inis possessionThe entire story takes place in one location Star Wars readers Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) hoping to find planetopping epic space battles and fantastic lightsaber duels and use of the force may be shocked to find out that there really isn t anything of the sort Creating Country Music here It s uite a stark contrast to most of the Star Wars novels with the exception of aandful of books That s not to say there isn t any use of the above but it doesn t play as much into the storyWhat you do Blacklands haveere is a well written tight locked room mystery type of story with a Star Wars twist on it Joe Schreiber does well Evolutionary Patterns here As in all ofis thriller and suspense and Evolution As Entropy horrore pulls you along with uick action and fast frantic pacing You really get the sense that time is of the essenceThe use of the prison as a corrupt entity to make money off the fighting of the inmates creates a good catalyst to really figure out a bit about Darth Maul He Forging Gay Identities has to overcome obstacle after obstacle all without letting on thate is a force user and a Sith You almost see Forbidden History him break which is kind of nice Visiting inside the mind of this force user and viewingis feelings of failure and Fiche Blian ag Fás his thoughts in the face of certain death creates a bit of sympathy for this Zabrak whom you Set before the events of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace this new novel is a thrilling follow up to Star Wars Darth PlagueisIt's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary thatouses 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. Now is actually evil at Esteem Enlivened by Desire heartThe characters are painted well and the emphasis on each is pressed upon you at exactly right right momentThe Bottom Line No force no lightsabers no planetopping no star battles and yet this as the name Star Wars on it That s the beauty of this universe and the beauty of Joe Schreiber s writing It s a great book and you could easily take the Star Wars out of it and make it something else People that don t Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith have a lot of Star Wars knowledge or would pass it up because it s a Star Wars book in general should stop and give this one a look Yes itas fantastical aliens and you ll find names like Darth Sidious and Darth Maul but those are all secondary elements The winner ere is the story Star Wars or not it s just a great piece of fiction This is by far my favorite Star Was book I like ow Maul is fierce and They Shall Be One Flesh howe is able to defeat The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning his enemies uickly without causing them a ton of pain I likeow Hereward (Hereward, he saves the old man s son at least as long ase can I definitely thought that some parts were scary but this was an amazing book This is a 6 star book Maul Lockdown by Joe Schreiber is out and fans of the Dark Side should rejoice Lockdown delivers a can t put this down tale of scum and villainySet before The Phantom Menace Lockdown Under One Sky has Darth Maul sent undercover to infiltrate a space station prison to find an elusive arms dealer operating out of inescapable penitentiary Maul uickly becomes a contender in the warden s profitable prison fight circuit but there s to finding someone who doesn t want to be found in a prison than just crackingeads all the way to the top Plus than just prisoners and guards lurk in the dark confines of this station And throw in Jabba the Hutt dangerous cultists and Darth Sidious scheming under is own master s noseDarth Maul as gone through a renaissance in the past few years Groom and Doom heas gone from being the weapon of rage back in 1999 in The Phantom Menace and the related EU Michael Reaves Shadow Hunter Ron Marz comic to Eroarea lui Descartes his resurrection on The Clone Wars along with Tom Taylor s Darth Maul Death Sentence and James Luceno s Darth Plagueis as some one able to schemeis way into power as Murder at the Savoy (Martin Beck, he seeks vengeance on both Obi wan Kenobi andis old master while taking on 22 Britannia Road his brother Savage asis own apprentice And now this year we get of Darth Maul with Lockdown and the upcoming Darth Maul Son of Dathomir comic Maul Lockdown adds to this modern character and builds some of Maul s roots as a plotter as this mission tests Gabe Izzy his abilities to not only survive but achieveis objective before time runs outMinor spoilers beyond this pointI enjoyed reading Lockdown uite a bit Schreiber brings Nigella Bijt his own voice again to the Star Wars galaxy this time taking on a major saga character as protagonist and getting intois Seventh Circle (Vampires Realm, head at an earlier state ofis development At this point Maul is not fully tested and this mission brings an additional challenge to maintain Bloodlust Denied his covere is ordered from using the Force And LoveSick heas to track down a being who is only rud to exist and no one is talking And so Maul Notorious (DeWarenn, has to do something that we wouldn t expect ol tattooed and creepy to do make allies and fit into the pecking order in a prison where guardsold a kill switch over everyone s Quakeland headThere s a lot of scum and villainy in this prisonpay per view fight center and even somethingorrifying in the dark spaces between cells of Cog Hive Seven but there is a good mix of characters even one or two that might be considered decent and a few that are definitely on the crazy side of the tracks Plus we get interaction between Darth Sidious and Darth Plagueis as the apprentice walks a fine line to keep Vector (Jack Stapleton Laurie Montgomery, his master from finding out the real mission that Maul is on while Plagueisas Victory of Eagles (Temeraire, his own agent in place There s intrigue There s action as Maul is forced to duel to the death for the profit of the warden ander whiz kid brother And since Joe Schreiber of Death Troopers and Red Harvest is at the The Story of Edgar Sawtelle helm there s also some monsters Not really any romance just maybe a littleero worship And there s Jabba the Hutt being awesomeWhile I enjoyed going on this ride I felt the climax to be a little rough A lot of things collide and I felt like I missed a piece or two relating to the
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of some the characters who figure prominently in the end Still with the last third when the Sith its the fan the ending is both action packed and provides some growth for the characters And if you re a fan of the Expanded Universe there are some neat nods ere and thereIf Sith Lords are your specialty get this book And if you re a fan of scum and villainy the denizens of Cog Hive Seven makes the Mos Eisley Cantina look like Alderaan It was fine I guess It was pretty well done but not really my thing A disappointing end to the Maul stories Joe Schreiber specialises in writing Kepler (Revolutions Trilogy, horror personally Iate Teaching Willow (Teaching Willow, horror stories Star Wars is rich of species right out oforror stories and you Rees (Tales of the Shareem, have them locked in in a fight club you cannot get of a personification of aorror than Darth Maul Horns red skin covered in tattoos yellow eyed ferocious and completely devoid of compassion All that and Ice Cold Heart (Monkeewrench, he is Sith Could you possible get a better character for a story like this However I think Joe went a bit out ofis comfort zone and add mys Joe Schreiber introduces something different to the Star Wars universe creature orror I aven t read is other work yet but I know from the brief descriptions that it s is signature It s in full effect ere Lockdown is a brutal violent claustrophobic novel There s a uniue monster that manages to be uite creepy in a universe where giant gaping maws digest you for a thousand years That s no mean feat and the giant gaping maws digest you for a thousand years That s no mean feat and the nature of that particular monster was my personal ighlight for the book I love a good monster and Schreiber deliversYou re not going to experience any real scares though because our protagonist our villain protagonist I should say is Darth Maul Maul is exactly as brutal violent and frightening as Just Like Josh Gibson his appearanceas always suggested It makes for an interesting inversion of the normal orror aesthetic Maul doesn t get scared so we don t get scared since e s our vehicle In fact this plays into one of my favorite tropes mugging the monster where a monstrous or brutal character is brought down by its attempt to take on a victim that ends up being even monstrous It s very satisfying to see evil pay unto evil If it were a Jedi under such a threat we d be inclined to be worried since the Jedi is a go. Newest contender in this savage arena as demonic to behold as Priceless he is deadly to challenge is fighting for than just survival His do or die mission for the dark masterse serves is to capture the ultimate weapon an object capable of obliterating the Jedi and conuering the galaxySith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. Maul Author Joe Schreiber