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Star Wars by Jeremy Barlow
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The main plot here is surprisingly epic, as Maul slices through several of the major groups in the pre-Revenge of the Sith galactic power balance. The Black Sun and a large group of Mandalorians are under Maul's direction as he tries to end the Clone Wars by beheading both factions (and taking his revenge on Darth Sidious). He manages to connect Dooku and Grievous and other powerful parties and all of this leads to some rather massive battles as all of the groups' strategies collide. It's ultimately a cascade of plays and counter-plays that has some surprising twists but ultimately plays out the way it has to because of where it lays in the greater Star Wars Universe. Still, I was pleasantly surprised with the level of conflict and combat on display - this would have made a good Clone Wars mini-series. The back-up stories taken from Star Wars Tales 7-9 aren't nearly as strong, and kind of rubbed me the wrong way (but miniature versions of characters often do). And then it ends with what seems like every comic book cover that had ever featured Maul included to pad out the page count. The main story is worth a read; the rest doesn't serve much purpose.
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April 3, 2018 – Started Reading
April 3, 2018 – Finished Reading
April 5, 2018 – Shelved

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