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The Wrath of Darth Maul (Star Wars)

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The most anticipated Star Wars biography yet!

One of the most feared villains of all time.

One of the most iconic characters of the Star Wars saga.

One incredible story.

Features new, never-before-told secrets about Darth Maul!
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Scholastic Inc.
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Finally we get to see more of the origin behind the infamous Sith Lord, Darth Maul. I read this novel in one afternoon as I couldn’t put it down. The story mainly focuses on the childhood and the training of Darth Maul, but we also get to get his perspective in the events from “The Phantom Menace.” In addition, we get a better understanding as to how he could survive the devastating fall to reappear in the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

What I love the most about the story was how characters...more
This novel is aimed at a younger generation of reader and doesn't contain the hard-edged grit that I think it could have had to make it a leading novel for the Star Wars universe. It gives a fresh view on the life of Darth Maul and his place in the SW universe. I couldn't pinpoint any plot holes os it has been well researched and is keeping with the connectivity of related stories.
A quick read and finished in 3 days.

Plot ***Spoilers***
The Wrath of Darth Maul sees a resurrected Darth Maul as a h...more
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5.
Darth Maul needs a hug.

If there was a takeaway point to this book, that was the one I learned. Really, this book could be called ‘The Tragedy of Darth Maul’. There was a lot of wrath going on, but this book really is at its best while chronicling Maul’s traumatic childhood experiences and turning him into someone that is a little more sympathetic, interesting, and relatable that I might have originally given him credit for.
This was my first time going into the EU to lear...more
Roger Colby
This is a really good book and reveals much detail about the life of our favorite Sith, but after the plot reaches the point where the films take over (specifically "The Phantom Menace") it was like Windham was trying to finish quickly to get it out to press. The author even states at the end of the book that most of his material came from other novelizations and screenplays. I felt that this was a very lazy effort on the part of the writer and could have been a much better book. I mean, we KNOW...more
While this is meant for a younger audience, Windham successfully gets the reader to see that Maul has had a tortured life. He didn't start out as a hate-filled killer, though. This book is perfect for anyone who likes Darth Maul, or for anyone who has a thing for the EU of Star Wars. Great read!
I loved this book PLEASE TAKE A LOOK. It really goes into detail on Maul`s training and his undercover ops missions for Lord Sidious. READ
Shamiah Rivera
Darth Maul was the best book i read for the star wars series that had to deal with the darth vader series.
Timothy McNeil
One of the things that makes for a great villain is the fear he or she (or it) inspires in the heroes of the story. Scary, nimble, laconic Darth Maul (as seen in The Phantom Menace ) fit that bill, at least as much as Lucas let his Jedi have emotions. But in trying to explain the life path of the Sith Warrior (and completely ignore the pre-prequel written material on the Sith), Ryder Windham offers up a mush of bad experiences and barely comprehended attachment theory explanations as to why Maul...more
Greg Mitchell
This was a fascinating exploration of a character that many felt was rather one-note upon his introduction. Mr. Windham has done a great job culling old material that originally surfaced back in 1999 in the tie-in fiction marketing blitz surrounding "The Phantom Menace"'s release and incorporating it into the new things we've learned about Maul in recent months thanks to The Clone Wars animated series and James Luceno's Darth Plagueis (and two related short stories). Mr. Windham paints a touchin...more
Not a very useful book in the end. Darth Maul was "raised" by Sidious and he was bad and killed some people and then fought Qui Gob and Obi Wan and then didn't die when he was sliced in half. We don't even get to learn if he had a real name, he was just Maul from the beginning. Yeah his life sucked but he was raised by a Sith we didn't except roses and honey. Basically his lot in life was to be evil and hate Jedi, if he was discovered by the Jedi he would have been good and harboured strong feel...more
Kelly K
A depressing read but very interesting to see Mauls start. And learn that he doesn't actually die at the end of Episode I. I'll definitely have to read his other stories.
The Wrath of Darth Maul is a great story from Scholastic's biography line (following biographies of Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker). This explains the unknown childhood of Darth Maul, which was touched upon in the novel Darth Plagueis, and also links his history to the Nightsisters and Nightbrothers of Dathomir, to connect this with his appearances in The Clone Wars cartoon). It also re-tells Episode I from Maul's perspective.

The story does read like a biography, with many stori...more
Sep 29, 2014 Valentin is currently reading it
The Wrath of Darth Maul is about Maul become Darth Maul. Maul had to go through many training. He went to a academy school for training. Once he became a Sixth he got to more tougher fights like the Jedi. He got into a fight with Obi Wan Ken-obi and Quin Gon Jinn, he killed Quin Gon Jinn, but then got sliced in half from Obi Wan Ken-obi. He still lived, he was in a underground cave with a set of droid legs.
Jordan Lahn
I guess this book was OK. My biggest problem was that it felt like Jedi Apprentice for the Dark Side. And even when we got to the events of The Phantom Menace, it was difficult for me to connect the character in the book with the terrifying creature in the movie. I mean, he still seems very young and inexperienced and eager to prove himself. And chatty! I guess it's impossible to tell a story and not let your protagonist speak, but that was so cool in the movie. Sigh. Oh well. It was interesting...more
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Aaron Goins
This book was definitely written for kids. If you are reading it to find out information on how Darth Maul survived then all the have to read is the prologue and the final chapter and epilogue. Overall it is an enjoyable read and sheds light on the childhood and training of Darth Maul.
Dennis Brock
Mar 21, 2012 Dennis Brock rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fans
Shelves: star-wars-novels
This book was a great easy read that gave extensive "canon" background to the updated story of Darth Maul. I loved how it tied into both Darth Plagueis as well as the Clone Wars television show currently airing on Cartoon Network. If you are a fan of Darth Maul this is a must read!
May 09, 2012 Maux added it
I loved this book! I really like it because it tells you a lot about a character that you don't know anything about. Also because thats a person that only appease twice in the same movie is he's kinda mysterious.
Andrea Escaffi-James
Good to know more about him. I've always wondered where the heck he came from and why he was so hell bent on killing Jedi.
I really enjoyed it because it gave an in-depth look on Darth Maul since he was a child and when he was growing up!
It was awesome, sad, adventurous, you name it. (but you will get addicted)
Max Mattison
The life story of one of Star Wars greatest villians. Awesome!
A recommendation from Carson. A read for a 5th grader.
Jul 30, 2012 Erasmo is currently reading it
very cool insight in to this short lived character!!!
Joseph Lauerman
I liked that I really got to understand darth maul
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The best book ever
Chris Black
really good book

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Ryder Windham is an American sci-fi author who has written over sixty Star Wars books, including novels, comics, reference books, and so on. He has also written junior novelizations for Indiana Jones movies. Since 1993, he has been working on Star Wars projects either by himself or with other authors. His reference book Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide had been on the New York Times Best Selle...more
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