Star Wars Legends: Lockdown

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2014
12 hours 20 minutes

Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, this new novel is a thrilling follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis.
It's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy’s worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy.
Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul.

Praise for Lockdown
“Schreiber . . . was a great choice for this novel, imbuing the story with a dark, foreboding tone while never quite stepping into the horror territories that Death Troopers and Red Harvest took us.”—Jedi News
“Fans of the dark side should rejoice. Lockdown delivers a can’t-put-this-down tale of scum and villainy.”—Club Jade
“[Lockdown is] an action-packed ride that spins one entertaining chapter after another. The multiple layers of story keeps readers guessing what will happen next and just who will live and who will die. . . . It certainly adds to the character of Darth Maul while matching [Darth] Plagueis’s complexity with sheer fun. . . . Five out of five metal bikinis.”—Roqoo Depot
“Somehow, Schreiber is able to skate the line between hard-hitting prison story and the adventure and excitement I love from Star Wars in a way that doesn’t betray either genre. It’s really quite masterful.”—Big Shiny Robot
“Lockdown is an exciting, engaging read. . . . It actually lines up beautifully for a sequel, which I, for one, would love to read.”—Coffee with Kenobi
“The novel makes The Clone Wars better. It also illuminates The Phantom Menace. I think it’s the hallmark of the best tie-in fiction to resonate throughout other parts of the expanded universe in that way.”—Knights’ Archive
“By the fiftieth page, I was hooked. . . . Lockdown is a wonderful ‘antihero’ novel, where it’s just fine to root for the villain, because there are even worse things out there. This book was so fun and entertaining. I’ll have to keep an eye out for more Star Wars books from Schreiber.”—Seattle Geekly
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Tom Proprofsky

Did not disappoint and adds more background to a very underrated but powerful character.

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Taylor Chow

Great story! Glad to see there are more stories that dive a little into who Darth Maul is.

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Brandon W.

it was an okay book. the author makes a point to go into every gruesome detail of every death and there were a couple of inconsistencies in character development, but overall I enjoyed it. Johnathan Davis ALWAYS makes it happen though

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Mark Carpenter

this makes me appreciate Darth Maul all the more. It's a wonderful intriguing book. there's so many twists.

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Interesting story fleshing out Darth Maul's role and service to Sidious prior to the phantom menance. Excellent narration.

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Thomas H.

Found the blood to be very boring, and disappointing. It’s almost like someone took every made for TV prison movie, blood sport vhs tape, the sci-fi movie, a dvd of the Usual Suspects, and blended it together managing to somehow get something less interesting than any of those components so they threw in a dash of Darth Maul which didn’t help. In my opinion it didn’t really give the reader any new or interesting insights into Darth Maul’s character or background. The obvious tactic of depriving him or the force and lightsaber was tedious and tiresome. The ending was anticlimactic and it’s as if it were just meant to be a vehicle to use Darth Maul’s character to sell what someone hoped would be a series of books because it seemed like it was bait for a sequel. It did have lots of violence and blood but I found the fights to be lacking because there is nothing at risk because you aren’t invested in his mission so you don’t care if he completes it or not and because of where it fits in continuity you know he isn’t going to die so he isn’t at risk so there isn’t really any drama it seemed more like the result of a conversation between a group of kids arguing “who would win a fight? Darth Maul (without the force and without his lightsaber) or -insert monster here-.

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George P.

A little underwhelming to be honest. Don’t get me wrong there are some truly great moments in the book, but there’s a gimmick placed on Maul’s abilities to make his adventure more challenging that just had me tearing my hair out in frustration sometimes. The ending too was anticlimactic. Adding a new dynamic right at the end that seemed very intriguing. Obvious sequel bait is obvious

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William C.

great story, excellent narration

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Denis I.

Good book. gives a better weight to the Darth maul character when watching prequals..

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Owen Jackson

This book Darth Maul lockdown kept me on my toes through the whole thing! I would recommend anyone and everyone that like Star Wars to listen to this, a 5 star rating doesn't even come close to what it should get. Amazing is all I can say!

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Michael Mitcham

Best one of the Star Wars yet! Action packed with all the drama and plot ties to previous books.

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