Shadow Hunter (Star Wars: Darth Maul #2)
For the infamous, power-hungry Sith, beholden to the dark side, the time has come to rise again.
After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. Key to his scheme are the Neimoidians of the Trade Federation. Then one of his Neimoidian contacts disappears, and Sidi...more
The more I'm exposed to the SW universe, the more the technology baffles me. First, over the span of about five thousand years galaxie--stuffed with advanced cultures--seems to make no technology improvements--despite war...more
The story follows about five different characters as they all follow their own story arcs until all of the moving pieces fit together to show the readers how the Trade F...more
Right off the bat, you should know that this book is essentially a cat and mouse chase story.
The main plot is that a member of the Trade Federation was coming foreward with information about the plan to blockade Naboo, and Darth Maul was sent to kill him and everyone he talked to. It happens right before episode 1, and at the end of the book (Don't worry, I'm not giving away any spoilers!) Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon are sent t...more
As you would expect from a novel that focuses on Darth Maul, there is a distinct dark tone across most of the story. But as we...more
Here's another Star Wars spinoff novel, a brisk and extremely uncomplicated action-adventure romp set on planet Coruscant immediately before the events of The Phantom Menace. After a few setting-up exercises, it's essentially a prolonged chase sequence whose implacable pursuer is Darth Maul--the almost absurdly villainous-looking Sith Lord with the biggest lightsaber and worst makeup job in the entire saga to date.
The plot? Insidiously evil Darth Sidious is poised to launch t
Plus, it's always exciting to read about someone who's fate you don't know and could very well die on the next page!
Shadow Hunter is a fun read, quick to get through, and since it takes place immediately prior to...more
Lorn Pavan hates the Jedi. So when he and his droid companion, I-Five, get access to a Sith Holocron detailing the impending Naboo blockade, the first person he goes to is a Hutt crimelord attached to the Black Sun, not the Jedi. But someone wants that Holocron back...and he will stop at nothing to get it.
NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.
WOW! I am astonished at how good this novel is! I remember w...more
Another prequel novel to "Episode I: The Phantom Menace," this Star Wars book focuses on Darth Maul, the apprentice to Darth Sidious. Tasked by his master to find a missing Neimoidian, Maul travels to Coruscant on what first appears to be a simple mission.
Maul feels that this hunt and kill mission is beneath him - he is a Sith. He was born to fight and kill Jedi, not cowardly Neimoidians. But luckily for him, Maul soon encounters a resource...more
Darth Sidious, the lord of the Sith, took his first step to bring the Repub...more
It seems that Reaves got a fair amount better at coming up with interesting characters and getting them across well after he wrote Shadow Hunter. Lorn is at least refreshingly not a trope - he used to be some businessman for the Jedi Temple and then became an information broker, something...more
Of course the problem with Darth Maul is that he is mainly visual and doesn't have much in the way of any kind of character. His hopes and dreams are rudimentary and his goal is to kill and destroy wherever his master (Darth Sidious a.k.a. the future Emperor Palaptine) sends him.
Speaking of Sidious, if you read the "Darth Plagueis" novel be...more
in-the-making Sith plans. Even though you pretty much know how it will end, I enjoyed it...more
Star Noirs really... Reaves did such a great job they brought him back to do a trilogy of Coruscant nights noir novels set against the dark times after the fall of the empire. He also used some of these characters in the Med star Clone Wars novels I am intendi...more
Enter Shadow Hunter. This book made the character of Darth Maul infinitely more interesting than the film was able to do, providing motivations, back story, and a larger range of emotion than silence and blind anger. I dare say the plot of this book would have made a better movie than...more
C'est un livre très différent de la plupart des autres de la série parce que l'histoire a comme héros un méchant (Darth Maul). C'est l'histoire...more
Basically, we have Darth Maul hunting a Neimoidian that's trying to sell the information about the blockade to Naboo (the plot that opens Episode I). Meanwhile, two scoundrels, a human called Lorn Pavan and a droid, I-5YQ, are trying to make a living buying and selling information. At the sam...more