Saturday, June 22, 2013

'Maul Lockdown' Synopsis

By: Dominic Jones

Random house has released a new synopsis for Joe Shcreiber's upcoming follow up to last year's bestseller Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by: James Luceno, Star Wars: Maul Lockdown.  The novel is slated for a January 21st, 2014 release.  Check it out below:

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. 

This will be Schreiber's third novel in the Star Wars universe.  His first two novels, Death Troopers and Red Harvest, were both horror novels and it's probably safe to say we can expect a similar genre for this novel.   Darth Plagueis was a huge success last year and received wide acclaim from the fan community, so the expectations on it's follow up will be high.  Though I think it's safe to say, Schreiber to be up to the challenge


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