Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £4.99

Save £4.00 (44%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown by [Schreiber, Joe]
Kindle App Ad

Star Wars: Maul: Lockdown Kindle Edition

4.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

See all 18 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£4.99

Length: 418 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deals: Books from 99p
Sign-up to the Kindle Daily Deal email newsletter to discover daily deals from 99p.
Get a £1 reward for movies or TV
Enjoy a £1.00 reward to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 reward per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply


Product description

Review

"Schreiber . . . was a great choice for this novel, imbuing the story with a dark, foreboding tone while never quite stepping into the horror territories that "Death Troopers" and "Red Harvest" took us."--"Jedi News"
" "
"Fans of the dark side should rejoice. "Lockdown" delivers a can't-put-this-down tale of scum and villainy."--"Club Jade"
" "
"["Lockdown "is] an action-packed ride that spins one entertaining chapter after another. The multiple layers of story keeps readers guessing what will happen next and just who will live and who will die. . . . It certainly adds to the character of Darth Maul while matching ["Darth"] "Plagueis"'s complexity with sheer fun. . . . Five out of five metal bikinis."--"Roqoo Depot"
" "
"Somehow, Schreiber is able to skate the line between hard-hitting prison story and the adventure and excitement I love from "Star Wars" in a way that doesn't betray either genre. It's really quite masterful."--"Big Shiny Robot"
" "
""Lockdown" is an exciting, engaging read. . . . It actually lines up beautifully for a sequel, which I, for one, would love to read."--"Coffee with Kenobi"
" "
"The novel makes "The Clone Wars" better. It also illuminates "The Phantom Menace." I think it's the hallmark of the best tie-in fiction to resonate throughout other parts of the expanded universe in that way."--"Knights' Archive"
" "
"By the fiftieth page, I was hooked. . . . "Lockdown "is a wonderful 'antihero' novel, where it's just fine to root for the villain, because there are even worse things out there. This book was so fun and entertaining. I'll have to keep an eye out for more "Star Wars" books from Schreiber."--"Seattle Geekly"

"From the Hardcover edition."

Schreiber . . . was a great choice for this novel, imbuing the story with a dark, foreboding tone while never quite stepping into the horror territories that Death Troopers and Red Harvest took us. Jedi News

Fans of the dark side should rejoice. Lockdown delivers a can t-put-this-down tale of scum and villainy. Club Jade

[Lockdown is] an action-packed ride that spins one entertaining chapter after another. The multiple layers of story keeps readers guessing what will happen next and just who will live and who will die. . . . It certainly adds to the character of Darth Maul while matching [Darth] Plagueis s complexity with sheer fun. . . . Five out of five metal bikinis. Roqoo Depot

Somehow, Schreiber is able to skate the line between hard-hitting prison story and the adventure and excitement I love from Star Wars in a way that doesn t betray either genre. It s really quite masterful. Big Shiny Robot

Lockdown is an exciting, engaging read. . . . It actually lines up beautifully for a sequel, which I, for one, would love to read. Coffee with Kenobi

The novel makes The Clone Wars better. It also illuminates The Phantom Menace. I think it s the hallmark of the best tie-in fiction to resonate throughout other parts of the expanded universe in that way. Knights Archive

By the fiftieth page, I was hooked. . . . Lockdown is a wonderful antihero novel, where it s just fine to root for the villain, because there are even worse things out there. This book was so fun and entertaining. I ll have to keep an eye out for more Star Wars books from Schreiber. Seattle Geekly

From the Hardcover edition."

Book Description

The follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis is a Darth Maul prison novel set before
the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2875 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345509048
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (30 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HS2NQ86
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,344 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a thoroughly interesting and entertaining Star Wars novel. The story is set shortly before the events depicted in 'The Phantom Menace' film, and the plot centres on Darth Maul. His Sith master, Lord Sidious, has sent Maul on a deadly mission - which involves going 'undercover' as a convict - into one of the worst prisons in the galaxy. While there, he's ordered not to use his Force abilities. So Maul must rely on his strength and agility, as well as the power of his will, to overcome the odds and survive. To make matters worst, the governor of the prison is operating an illegal fighting contest between the prisoners, and making millions of credits. Maul becomes a contestant, and is daily pitched against monstrous foes ... Meanwhile, he's secretly undertaking the mission assigned to him by Sidious.

I really like the way this story fits into the wider Star Wars universe established in the novels - especially the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, to which it perfectly connects. It also nicely relates to the story presented in the videogame Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. If you're a fan of the Extended Universe (now known as Legends, since Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm) then I think you'll enjoy this book.

It's well-written and action-packed. Maul is presented as an enthusiastic apprentice determined to fulfil his master's wishes. He's a man filled with rage, and this empowers him, giving him strength. The essence of his dark personality is perfectly captured by the author. This is a much better book as compared to Maul's earlier outing (Star Wars: Darth Maul Shadow Hunter).

Overall, I highly recommend this book.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was my type of Star Wars book, best since Plageious in my view. In fact all the better since Sideous and his Boss turn up in this with a bit more dialogue to savour. It starts off hot and gets hotter, its a bit of a tried and tested Stallone / Van Damme prison film rip off at times, but there's lots of good elements to it, the action pretty much runs throughout and if its action your after then this is about as good as Star Wars gets for action.
I've given it five Stars but I still have a few little grumbles - (spoilers)
Maul's lack of use of the force due to Sidious' requirements, understandable but unbeliveable - although it addded to the tension, I do like a bit of force use in my Sith Lords, just a sneaky bit here and there would have been nice, Sith's are supposed to cheat aren't they?
A bit more Plagious and Sideous would have been nice, can't see why chucking a bit more in would have hurt? Their relationship was slightly different in this than in the previous book, more tension which I think, in retrospect was misssing from 'Darth Plagious'.
I felt the wrap up at the end was a little weak and I would have liked a meeting between Maul and Sidious, but hardly a massive issue.
A couple more fights perhaps but this is beeing greedy, but I think there were a few species that could have given Maul a run for his money? Trandoshan, Wookie (don't tell me there wasn't a Wookie kicking around in there?).
I thought the Nogri and Maul would have had a face off. Perhaps even literally.....

I loved this book though, right up there with some of the best in my opinion, but I like a Sith Lord romp. This arrived a bit later than 'Kenobi' which I was a short way into, I put Kenobi down and read this. Best decision I could have made - Kenobi was so slow it made this book seem like I'd pushed the leaver for hyper space.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Joe Schreiber specialises in writing horror (personally I hate horror stories), Star Wars is rich of species right out of horror stories and you have them locked in in a fight club you cannot get more of a personification of a horror than Darth Maul. Horns, red skin covered in tattoos, yellow eyed, ferocious, and completely devoid of compassion. All that and he is Sith. Could you possible get a better character for a story like this? However I think Joe went a bit out of his comfort zone and add more mystery and complicate the plot more then it needed to be.

Maul goes undercover into a prison called Hive 7, the prison is famous for 2 things and infamous for another. It is famous for hosting death matches between the inmates which are broadcast throughout the galaxy, and no one ever escaping. It is infamous for a legendary arms dealer using it as their base of operations. A mauls mission is to find this arms dealer and purchase a nuclear device from him. There are 2 catches one going into prison he will be unarmed so no lightsaber staff. Also he is not allowed to use the force in anyway as it might compromise his identity as Sith. There is a bit of manoeuvring between Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious in the background. The usual of the apprentice preparing to become the master.

If I was judging the book by the first chapter it would have been brilliant. Maul’s first fight is with the prison’s current champion. A captured but unidentified species (Yuuzhan Vong). The fight is short, gory and most of all brutal. This is the theme for 80% of the book. If he left out the overly complications in plot the book would have been perfect.
Read more ›
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

click to open popover