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5.0 out of 5 stars Building a better monster
Darth Maul is Shooting star through the Star Wars universe, like Boba Fett in the original who only had about 10 min screen time through the original trilogy but everyone wanted to know more about him so he took on a life of his own through comics, books and later movies. However back to the book.

This book is written through the point of view where the author...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good start, but disappoints towards the end..........
For me the greatest thing about the new prequel Star Wars trilogy was Darth Maul. There needed to be someone that could compete cinematically with Darth Vader, and this character does just that. Then they kill him off at the end of Phantom Menace - what a waste.

So I was looking for a bit of Maul back story and plumped for this, and just like a severed Maul...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Building a better monster, 2 Mar 2012
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Darth Maul is Shooting star through the Star Wars universe, like Boba Fett in the original who only had about 10 min screen time through the original trilogy but everyone wanted to know more about him so he took on a life of his own through comics, books and later movies. However back to the book.

This book is written through the point of view where the author is trying to build sympathy for Darth Maul, and is written as a diary account of Maul. Unlike the Jedi who train children in the formative years so they cannot form attachments outside the order (a system Luke Skywalker scrapped in his New Jedi Order), the Sith take their apprentices older from the dis-satisfied to the ambitious and greedy. Maul is the exception to this rule he was given to Sidious ad a baby read Star Wars: Darth Plagueis . He was trained/tortured and conditioned to be the perfect soldier/assassin.

This book is excellently researched and fits nicely into the Star Wars Universe. It is an excellent companion to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis and Star Wars Clone Wars - Season 3 [DVD] and forth coming season 4. Another parallel Maul and Boba Fett have in common is that they both refuse to die. George Lucas said at the end of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [DVD] [1999] the reason he had Darth Maul's body separate was to show people he was dead and not coming back. Well he is but how? We have to wait till season 4 of clone wars to find out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff again from Ryder, 12 April 2012
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Another great little novel, told from the main characters' point of view. The story moves with pace, filling in missing sections from a variety of books, comics and movies. The books that Ryder produces are a great insight into the minds of charcters we know so well, and he manages to pull together continuity from so many places. I'd recommend that anyone try his books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars maul fun, 24 April 2014
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brilliant tale of mauls early life up to his fall at the end of the phantom menace very enjoyable book for all maul fans
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5.0 out of 5 stars From Zabrak boy to Sith warrior, 13 Oct 2014
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I loved this book although I didn't like the chapters about Maul still alive after the Phantom menace, for me he died on Naboo. It was cool to read his training as a young boy under Darth Sidious and how he became a Sith warrior.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good start, but disappoints towards the end.........., 27 May 2014
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For me the greatest thing about the new prequel Star Wars trilogy was Darth Maul. There needed to be someone that could compete cinematically with Darth Vader, and this character does just that. Then they kill him off at the end of Phantom Menace - what a waste.

So I was looking for a bit of Maul back story and plumped for this, and just like a severed Maul falling down a down a Naboo chute this a book of 2 halves.

The first half is pretty good, goes into his early life and shows why and how he was brought up with such an evil streak. Really fleshed out his story. I was enjoying this as a pleasant insight.

Then disaster struck. We catch up with The Phantom Menace, and it all falls apart. I don't want to go over what happened in that film - ever. The writing was stuck between to camps, as it wasn't aimed at someone who hadn't seen EP1:TPM as it was too vague, and for those that had seen it it became irrelevant as we all know what happened.There was also a brief episode with some pirates ransacking his spaceship that was completely pointless and could have been taken out of the book completely.

In all this book needed to stick to the bits we didn't know about Maul and focus on that and it would have been a whole lot more better for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Dec 2014
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Loved it.
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