Sam Witwer Audio Excerpt for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

January 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Audiobooks, Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Continuing their audio drama fun, Jimmy Mac has brought forth another cool Star Wars audio excerpt voiced by a member of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This time around it’s Sam Witwer doing an excerpt for Joe Schreiber’s Maul: Lockdown. Click here to listen.

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Joe Schreiber Talks ‘Maul: Lockdown’

January 28, 2014 at 12:06 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Getting to the heart of the matter, we talked with author Joe Schreiber to get the inside scoop on his latest Star Wars novel, Maul: Lockdown. Click here to read our full interview.

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New Release and Review: ‘Maul: Lockdown’ by Joe Schreiber

January 28, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber is out today in hardcover, audiobook and digital formats. Click here to read our full review.

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 that will enable the Sith to conquer 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.

You can find retailer links and an excerpt from the book on Random House’s official product page.

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Maul: Lockdown – Early Reviews & Interviews

January 23, 2014 at 12:10 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Interview, Random House, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 1 Comment
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Maul: Lockdown doesn’t hit store shelves until next week, but already there’s some early press hitting the web. Megan, over on Blog Full of Words, has a nice interview with author Joe Schreiber talking about his new novel, the characterization of Maul, and more. Click here to check it out.

Brian, over on Big Shiny Robot, also has an interview with Joe covering the new Star Wars book which you can listen to here.

Pete, over on Lightsaber Rattling, has a spoiler free review.

William, over on EUCantina, has a minor spoiler review.

And you can check out the first 50 pages of Maul: Lockdown over on Suvudu.

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Micro Excerpt #6 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

January 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted micro excerpt #6 for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.

“Radique is as dangerous as he is unpredictable.” Sidious was aware of an unwelcome warmth beginning to climb upward through the back of his neck, enveloping his cheeks and forehead. “Which is why I sent Maul to assassinate him.”

“I see.”

Sidious leaned slightly forward in an attempt to catch Plagueis’s eye. “I’ve been meaning to inform you. My mission there—”

“Is something I have absolute confidence in your ability to execute.” Plagueis placed a hand on Sidious’s shoulder. “I must commend you on your foresight and commitment to our ultimate purpose, Darth Sidious. As you might have guessed, with the increasing demands of my own . . .private pursuits on Sojourn, I find it profoundly liberating that I do not need to monitor the particular means with which you uphold our united goal.” Continue Reading Micro Excerpt #6 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’…

New ‘Maul: Lockdown’ Excerpt

December 30, 2013 at 11:20 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Random House has posted a 65 page excerpt for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber over on their catalog page. Just follow the link and click on the orange “Look Inside” banner.

Maul: Lockdown will be out on January 31, 2014 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats.

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Micro Excerpt #5 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

December 20, 2013 at 10:48 am | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted micro excerpt #5 for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.

“What’s his name?” she asked. “The new inmate?”

“Prisoner 11240?” ThreeDee answered back. “I’ve already taken the liberty of uploading all relevant data onto your tablet.”

Sadiki punched the numbers into the console in front of her, watching her new champion’s file scroll across the screen. It read:

Inmate 11240
Date of Entry: 01102211224
Name: Jagannath
Species: Zabrak
Gender: Male
Height: 1.75 meters
Mass: 80 kg
Eyes: Yellow
Skin: Red
Prior Occupation: Mercenary
Charged With: Murder

“That’s it?” Sadiki stabbed the cursor down, but the screen was blank. “Where’s the rest of it?”

“There is no more.”

“Where did he come from? Can somebody at least tell me that?”

“He was apprehended on a routine sweep of the mining colonies on Subterrel, where local authorities identified him from an outstanding murder charge. Initial lab cultures and blood work are still pending.”

The droid clicked and whirred toward her, photoreceptors brightening. “So far he has eluded any more detailed classification. Would you like me to order a full psychiatric workup?”

Sadiki considered before shaking her head. “No. Not yet. For now let’s see how long he lasts. He wouldn’t be the first big noise to come through here and pull a quick fade.”

Maul: Lockdown will be out on January 28, 2014 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Fans can also check out the prequel short story “The Syrox Redemption”  in Star Wars Insider #146 which is illustrated by John Van Fleet.

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Micro Excerpt #4 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

December 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted micro excerpt #4 for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.

He was still swinging it down when the blade arced sideways, looping back on itself. Maul saw it slash around like the tail of a scorpion, something alive and venomous, hooking through Smight’s face and carving it cleanly in half, then jerking sideways. The guard didn’t have time to scream. His right arm hit the floor, the red blade still flicking and leaping erratically from his limp fingers, chopping what remained of Smight’s body to pieces before it finally crackled and died out in a spreading lake of dark arterial blood.

They all took a step back from what remained of the corpse. Coyle mumbled something under his breath. Zero was staring at the malfunctioning lightsaber, his face unreadable. Slipher looked as if he was going to be sick.

“Well.” Maul nodded at the synthetic lightsaber. “Mr. Radique won’t be pleased with that.”

With a grunt, Zero brandished the blaster rifle he’d picked up earlier. “Forget that. We don’t need it to kill you.”

“I could help you with your problem,” Maul said.

Slipher was watching him very closely now, alternating glances between him and Zero. “How?”

“When I was a mercenary, I assassinated a Jedi once,” Maul said. “It gave me the opportunity to study his lightsaber closely, to disassemble it. I was able to reverse-engineer the components themselves, to study its design. I could fix what’s wrong with these.”

Maul: Lockdown will be out on January 28, 2014 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Fans can also check out the prequel short story “The Syrox Redemption”  in Star Wars Insider #146 which is illustrated by John Van Fleet.

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Micro Excerpt #3 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

December 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Star Wars Books has posted micro excerpt #3 for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.

For a moment Smight wasn’t sure whether what he was seeing was real or a side effect of the stim. Eight meters in front of him, the mountainous shape of his employer had already come into focus to fill the entire corner of the ready room. Smight gaped as Jabba Desilijic Tiure shifted his enormous tail, gazing out at the audience that awaited him.

“Hello, Jabba,” Sadiki said. “I appreciate you making time in your busy schedule for me.”

“Sadiki Blirr.” The crime lord’s mouth opened just enough for him to run his tongue along his upper lip with a lascivious sneer. “You know, if you ever get tired of running that prison, I would be happy to make you one of my slave girls.”

“Such a generous offer.” She remained absolutely composed, even congenial, before him. “Unfortunately, I’ll have to decline for now.”

“To what do I owe the honor?”

“Ah, well.” Sadiki gestured at the guards who had come to abrupt attention behind her, including Smight himself. “I believe I have some of your people here.”

Maul: Lockdown will be out on January 28, 2014 in hardcover, digital and audiobook formats. Fans can also check out the prequel short story “The Syrox Redemption”  in Star Wars Insider #146 which is illustrated by John Van Fleet.

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Micro Excerpt #2 for ‘Maul: Lockdown’

November 22, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Del Rey has posted micro excerpt #2 for Maul: Lockdown by Joe Schreiber.

“Darth Sidious,” Damask said, gesturing to the empty seat beside him. “Will you join me?”

Palpatine flicked his eyes toward the air-taxi’s cockpit, but Damask gave him a reassuring nod.

“I’ve rendered the surveillance equipment inoperative,” the Muun said, “so that we may speak freely. As equals.”

“Of course.” Without hesitating, Darth Sidious slipped inside next to the Muun, his expression revealing just the right tincture of pleasant surprise. “It’s always good to see you under any circumstances.”

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