Surprise! A book that we had no idea was coming, Maul: Lockdown is the latest from author Joe Schreiber and is due out early 2014. We even have a blurb! Link
From the mind of Joe Schreiber, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Death Troopers, comes the delirious follow-up to last year’s Darth Plagueis. In a tale of retribution and survival set before the events of The Phantom Menace, Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious dispatch Sith apprentice Darth Maul on a secret mission to infiltrate a criminal empire operating from inside Cog Hive Seven-a hidden prison teeming with the galaxy’s most savage criminals. There, he must contend against the scummiest and most villainous in gladiatorial death matches while carrying out his masters’ clandestine commands. Failure is not an option; success will ignite the revenge of the Sith against the Jedi Order.
I was curious about the chains on the cover, and thinking that mere chains couldn’t bind someone like Maul, but then Lucasfilm’s Jennifer Heddle made an excellent point (and perhaps mentioning part of the plot?):
“infiltrate a criminal empire” “a hidden prison”… I wonder if we’ll see anything pertaining to 1313? Perhaps we’ll learn more about Darth Plagueis too, and I’m game for that!