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Star Wars: The Wrath of Darth Maul (Star Wars Legends)

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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!
ebook, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 2012)
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Andrew
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
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Chelsy
Seeing Maul go through everything he did as a child was hard to watch.
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Watching (the wretched hunk of my life) grow up was definitely the most interesting aspect of the book. Every trial and error took us a step closer to understanding the horrors of Maul's childhood, (born with the Force or not, I'm still having trouble comprehending a small toddler living through such scorn).
But still I had trouble understanding how a child, who just wanted to escape the torture and loneliness, could become the
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Marianna
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
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Donovan
Sep 27, 2012 Donovan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
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Matt
Mar 17, 2015 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally we get to see more of the origin behind the infamous Sith Lord, Darth Maul. 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." What I love the most about the story was how characters and events from the iconic TV Show Star Wars: The Clone Wars were taken and incorporated into Maul’s history. The other thing I liked I stated before, Maul’s perspective in The Phantom Menace. Though his en ...more
Greg Mitchell
Jan 18, 2012 Greg Mitchell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
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
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
Adrian
Jan 29, 2016 Adrian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wrath of Darth Maul

Ryder Windham is an American sci-fi author who has written over sixty Star Wars books, novels and comics. He’s written The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader, A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, and The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Wrath of Darth Maul was published January 1st 2012 by Scholastic Inc. Ryder Windham has an appreciation and respect for the Star Wars lore and story. Most of Ryder Windham’s work is geared toward Star Wars fans and people who want to ge
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Darryl Dobbs
Another good story, which is surprising consider this is a 'young adult novel' and I didn't really like the last one (Legacy, above). This novella ties in with Darth Plagueis. It tells the tale of Darth Maul that isn't told in Plagueis. From the age of three, Darth Maul is trained to survive and then trained to kill. He quickly learns to hate Sidious, but uses that hate to channel the Dark Side. It was an interesting path to power and it turns out that he was only about 19 years old when he foug ...more
Jezreel Bell
Mar 04, 2015 Jezreel Bell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Robert
Apr 18, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Michael Tidd
Jan 22, 2015 Michael Tidd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: starwars
It's a scholastic book, but despite that limitation it gives decent insight into Maul's upbringing (if you can call it that) and the cruelty of Sidious as a master. The book focuses on the survival and fighting training, with only a few pages of Sith history thrown in. However, the book asserts that Sidious chose the two-bladed light saber for Maul, which goes against other novels (Shadow Hunter) that explicitly reference Maul choosing his blade. Unfortunate, as a piece about Maul choosing his s ...more
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.
Zac
Mar 27, 2013 Zac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Shamiah Rivera
May 31, 2013 Shamiah Rivera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darth Maul was the best book i read for the star wars series that had to deal with the darth vader series.
Scott Bishop
Jan 05, 2016 Scott Bishop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Is called The Wrath Of Darth Maul it came out in 2012, and was written by Ryder Windham. The book is a si-fi action book that is directed toward anyone that loves Star Wars and the character Darth Maul. When I had bought and chosen to read this book I knew that it would be good because the had good reviews in store. So I thought that the book was really good and I am hoping to read more books by the same author.

One thing that I liked about the book was that the author has made it fast p
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Jeremiah Olushoga
Dec 01, 2014 Jeremiah Olushoga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book over the summer break and I thought this book was very interesting. I thought it was interesting because I like star wars and it tells the story of one of my favorite characters in Star Wars, Darth Maul, and I know who he was and became to be later on, as the story progressed.He was just a young boy and grew into an apprentice to another character Darth Sidious. I would definitely recommend this book to any star wars fans that want a further story about who Darth Maul was and wh ...more
Jason Aduna
Jun 02, 2016 Jason Aduna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, the Wrath of Darth Maul by Ryder Windham, such an excellent novel. I personally have read this book countless times just to relive the feeling of going through Maul's life as Sidious' apprentice from start to finish. After viewing the Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show, I wanted to learn more about Maul's backstory. And let me tell you, after reading this, I have learned so much about the start of his life. Sidious was so harsh to him and tortured him so much. For example. after Maul kills al ...more
Christopher Cook
Jan 27, 2016 Christopher Cook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans, Darth Maul fans, sci-fi/fantasy fans
I picked out this book out of sheer excitement when I saw it because (a) I am a Star Wars fan, and (b) I love Darth Maul, as he is my favorite Sith. I had always been curious about Darth Maul's background, since, unfortunately, the one and only Star Wars film in which he is featured (Episode 1) does not give us much information about him at all. Interestingly, however, that is actually one reason why I had loved Maul as much as I did. He was shrouded in mystery and barely had any lines at all in ...more
Marcos Antunez
Sep 24, 2015 Marcos Antunez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think that this was an amazing book. It was great because I love star wars, and also Darth Maul. I enjoyed learning about his backstory and all of his childhood. If there was anything I could change it would be stories in general. The good guy always has to win. If it wasn't like that Darth Maul would win because he has ten times more skill than both the Jedi in the fight.
The book first takes place on Mustafar, a planet with lava flowing. Mual is three, and has yet to master the force. He tra
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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 Mau ...more
GryffindorSeeker07
My best friend had me read this book over the weekend and today i finally finished reading it during school. not only is it a very fast read but it draws you into the book. I must say though some of the feels I had in this book made me just set it down even more and Maul just needs a huge hug because we all know he does. For anyone feeling like they want to read this book you should just don't worry bout being bored cause you won't be.
CB
Aug 18, 2015 CB rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, middle-school
This was really quite good. Definitely a middle-grade novel, and yet it fills in some important gaps in the character's life. Windham makes a pleasing bridge from pre-Phantom Menace to the movie to the Clone Wars cartoon series. He also passes through Darth Plagueis rather nicely. Older readers may long for more depth in character development, but should still find the read worthwhile.
Kevin
I think that this book was one of the most exciting biography's that I have ever read. It tells of how Darth Maul survives and how he began as a child. It also tells of how his rage fueled him to live. IT is a great story for him. The description of him is exactly what you imagine in the movie. He was put through pain and suffering to become a sith. Read the book to find out what happens to Maul
Owen
Apr 03, 2016 Owen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two things: #1: I needed to see more of Darth Maul in the Phantom Menace. If I was director, I'd make Darth Maul assassinate Jar-Jar Binks. Then I could say that episode 1 was awesome. But this book gave me the amount of Maul I needed.
#2: The book would be better titled "The woeful tragedy of Darth Maul." I felt sorry for him. I could'nt imagine having a horrible childhood like that.
Jaime
Sep 12, 2015 Jaime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book neatly ties the events of "Darth Plagueis" with "The Phantom Menace."
I first read it in March 2012, and gave it 3 stars. The reread in September 2015 bumped it up to 4 stars.

Maul awakes in the prologue 10 years after TPM. He's angry and can't remember his past until the end, when his brother comes to save him.
Yeah, well I'm angry such junk even exists. I love Darth Maul but the Sith is dead. Why can't we leave it at that?

Anyway, the real story is great. We watch him progress through hi
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Quentin Veron
Jan 23, 2016 Quentin Veron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice, easy read about one of the most mysterious characters in the Star Wars world. Believe it or not, this book actually made me feel a little sorry for Darth Maul, the evil Sith Lord who everyone hates. There was lots of action, and it was a nice book to read before going to bed.
Jacob Spradling
Feb 10, 2015 Jacob Spradling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of my favorite books along with seekers. The reason I only rated it 4 stars and not 5 is because there is some pretty dark stuff that happens in the book. Even though, this is still a action packed exiting book and probably will be one of my favorites for a long time.
Kurtbg
If you like everything Star Wars and Maul then you'll probably like this book.
I found it disjointed with the main character not treated as seriously as you would think.
Arguably one of the best characters created for the franchise *shiver* but tossed aside for CGI goons.
Shawn Fairweather
The Wrath reads very rushed and often whether on purpose or not treads on painting Maul as a hero rather than the menace he truly is. This is one of my biggest pet peeves with novels are based on the villain. There is no reason why Maul shouldn't have been portrayed as he was truly meant to be. Wyndham also sadly relies on 40% to 50% of his writing be based on already written and in the case of The Phantom Menace filmed story line, so there is much new material here. So for a book that is roughl ...more
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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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