From the Mad Mind of Joe Schreiber, (Author of Red Harvest and Death Troopers) comes another foray into the seedy annals of the galaxy, Maul: Lockdown. The description reads as such:
From the mind of Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, comes the delirious follow-up to last year’s Darth Plagueis. In a tale of retribution and survival set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious dispatch Sith apprentice Darth Maul on a secret mission to infiltrate a criminal empire operating from inside Cog Hive Seven-a hidden prison teeming with the galaxy’s most savage criminals. There, he must contend against the scummiest and most villainous in gladiatorial death matches while carrying out his masters’ clandestine commands. Failure is not an option; success will ignite the revenge of the Sith against the Jedi Order.
Now whether you’re a fan of his introduction of “Zombies” into Star Wars or not, you have to admit that Ol’ Joe knows how to write a suspense filled story. I don’t really understand how this book is a “continuation” of Darth Plagueius, seeing that it takes place during the time period of that story. Possibly they mean this to be an offshoot of Plagueius. In any case the description has definitely piqued my interest.
From what they tell us of the story line I kind of picture a meeting of Star Wars and Prison Break. Whatever direction the tale may turn, I’m eagerly awaiting Maul’s return to the printed EU after a nine year absence.
To check out what else is going on with the eccentric Joe Schreiber, go check out his blog.