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Darth Maul (Star Wars: Journals)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  308 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Darth Maul recounts his training as a Sith Master and how he learned to derive power from pain, hatred, and the dark side of the Force as he prepares for the conquest of Naboo and the destruction of Queen Amidala and the Jedi.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Meadow Frisbie
Jan 29, 2010 rated it liked it
I read this one when I was little, so I don't really remember much about it. But the idea of him keeping a journal was kind of funny!
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Darth Maul
This book explains the time before, in-between, and ending of Darth Maul from Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Even if you didn't like the movie, the Expanded Universe material on him is very interesting, since he died at the end of the movie... supposedly.

It explains his training, his relationship with his master, his plans to end the Jedi, his birth planet and how Lord Sidious snatched him (but not the complete picture... see the novel called Darth Plagueis,) how he got his double-bla
Interesting premise, of getting The Phantom Menace from Maul's perspective, especially since he barely gets to speak in the movie. I think this one probably gave the most new stuff out of the three Journals (Amidala, Anakin and Maul), for that reason.
William Sariego
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Published by the Scholastic Book Club it was obviously meant for a young audience. If I were an adolescent I would probably rate it a 4. The writing is so basic I want to cringe, but I like Maul as a character so I'll give it a 3 rather than a 2 rating.
This is silly but also entertaining. Another in my long line of "reading all the Star Wars books I can find," Darth Maul's Journal is one I remember reading as a child just after Episode I came out. And for a kid, it's great! The prose is simple without being simplistic, and Maul tells a pretty entertaining story that actually goes outside the realm of the film and gives us some cool scenes of him fighting pirates and his growth as a Sith apprentice. It also underscores just how much of a dick P ...more
Shawn Fairweather
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
Very much of a stretch of the imagination here. Not only am I to believe that Darth Maul, one of the most menacing advisories of the SW universe has enough down time between all of his training and punishments handed down by Darth Sidious his master, that he has enough free time to write a journal by the minute of all of his actions, but I'm also to believe that Sidious would complete the journal for him after he dies? Thats as bad as the concept of having a trained killer being the focal point ...more
May 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
I read this my son recommended it, and then added that Darth Maul reminded him of an extreme version of me. Darth Maul trains constantly and pushes himself at every opportunity. Ultimately, his undoing was his solitary focus on revenge, which kept him from seeing an attack. I hope it's only the attitude toward self-improvement my son was seeing.
I bought this solely because of the author ~ she wrote the Jedi Apprentice series, which is just amazing, and even though I'm not a Darth Maul fan, I thought I'd give this a try. I have to say, the book really gives depth and meaning to a character otherwise relegated to two dimensions in the first movie.
Apr 23, 2008 rated it did not like it
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i kinda just skimmed though this book, there was nothing interesting to read in it. the only thing i remember is that maul fought some student and got a leg injory, and the rest was really boring, and at the end the emporer finished the jornal because darth maul was dead. hey, i was only seven, give me a break.
Jul 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
This was much better than the other two journals about Amidala and Anakin, because there was a lot of information aside from what you see in the movie. But still... it does not deserve to be called "good".
Darryl Dobbs
Apr 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
Again. These journals were a bad idea.
And the thought of Darth Maul sitting down and filling out a journal is absurd. Thankfully I didn’t waste more than 90 to 120 minutes on each of these journals.
My favorite out of the journals from episode 1. I think I liked this one so much because Darth Maul is such a mysterious character, nothing is really known about him or his backgroud. His personality in this book is surprising.
Tara Calaby
This was definitely the most interesting of the journals, as it goes far beyond what is shown in the film itself. Still, it's a fairly basic account that is not going to change anyone's view of Maul very much at all.
Rory Q
Jun 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, very good insight into the dark side of the force
Nov 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This book provides an interesting insight into Darth Maul's character and his training under Darth Sidious.
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