"Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter" by Michael Reaves [Del Rey, 2001]

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"Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter" by Michael Reaves [Del Rey, 2001]

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10 (Excellent) 101 vote(s) 50.0%
9 48 vote(s) 23.8%
8 25 vote(s) 12.4%
7 14 vote(s) 6.9%
6 (Average) 3 vote(s) 1.5%
5 (Average) 4 vote(s) 2.0%
4 1 vote(s) 0.5%
3 2 vote(s) 1.0%
2 1 vote(s) 0.5%
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  1. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Oct 30, 2001
    star 6
    It's been 2 and a half years since I've read this book, but I gave it a 9.

    I liked the writing style of the action sequences. I loved the forshadowing. The ending was pretty good. A nice solid book. Didn't step on any toes or plots.


  2. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
    10

    Although this book is a tad predictable, I felt sympathy for Lorn and Darsha, and each time I read it, I keep hoping that they'll escape the relentless Darth Maul. Shadow Hunter is very well written, and its pace doesn't slow down at all, which makes it difficult to put the book down.
  3. darthmace7 Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 15, 2003
    star 4
    This is one heck of a book. I deeply enjoyed it, and it is very nice to know a little bit of Maul's back-ground. It seems to me that Reaves was the perfect writer for a Maul-book.

    I give it a 9/10
  4. Darth_Tynaus Jedi Master

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    Jan 22, 2003
    star 4
    I gave it a ten. I really enjoyed reading about Maul's background and his history. It was a pretty cool book to me.
  5. PadawanEmily Force Ghost

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    Oct 18, 2003
    star 8
    I havent read all this book yet ...but i only have about 3 more pages...so so far... a 9...not good not bad
  6. swqueen759 Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 14, 2004
    Yeah, ur right HooklineandSinker. I loved the writing style too, i loved how it showed how the Mysterious Darth Maul thinks. I was able to understand him better. I think overall it was a pretty good book.
  7. DarthShona Force Ghost

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    Jul 29, 2003
    star 5
    10!

    This book is so good, it should be made into a movie!
  8. hansen Force Ghost

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    Apr 25, 2003
    star 4
    9

    A book impossible to put down until you've finished it.
  9. Wrath_Mania Jedi Master

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    Jun 9, 2004
    star 4
    10, easily the best star wars novel I've read. Really captures the feel of the movies. And Reaves nailed Maul.

    And as everyone said, the ending was phenomenal.
  10. Blithe Force Ghost

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    Jun 24, 2003
    star 4
    Excellent book. Really has the feel of Starwars with plenty of humor,action,romance, etc. Even though you know how its going to end basiclly, its still has some good surprises for ya.

    And it was great to see some normal guy get the best of Darth maul, even if it was but for a second or two. ;)

    9.5/10
  11. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    Nov 26, 2002
    star 4
    10. Best Prequel novel I have read.

    wolf
  12. LukeSkiwalker Jedi Knight

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    Apr 3, 2004
    star 2
    Its a Star Wars book right!? 10
  13. darthmaul3162 Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2004
    star 1
    This book Was very well Done! I say 10/10 Great read. As it was said before they should make it into a movie.
  14. DarthMatter Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 12, 2004
    star 3
    10 for me. This is a great read, and along with reading the Luceno ebook which comes in the TBP, , gives you many reasons to hate Darth Maul before TPM (enriching Obi-Wan's victory). The story of Darsha is touching, and the book gives us a sense of the underbelly of Coruscant's "mean streets".
  15. GrandAdmiral_Frank Jedi Master

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    Aug 26, 2003
    star 4
    This is one of the greatest SW books I have ever read, thanks to my little buddy .
  16. Lump Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 25, 2004
    LOL is the only thing i could do after reading the book, to not be portrayed as insane.

    The book is awsome, i couldnt believe darth maul was that much of a kick-@$$ character. I became more angry to the fact he was killed off so easily after reading it.

    The was they descibed the crimson sector of corusaunt(sp?) made me want to see it in a movie. the battles.......PRICELESS. This book is a def. for ANY starwars fan. especially those "attuned to the dark-side"

    I gave this book a 10/10 rating. the saber battles almost jumped out the book, the hide and go seek of the main character and supporting characters made the book fun as well. i suggest anyone who hasnt read this to go buy it at your earliest convenince.....you will like it!
  17. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    Apr 20, 2003
    star 6
  18. blazer Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2004
    I thought it was a great book which i enjoyed very much
  19. Zinergy Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 22, 2004
    star 2
    10! This would have to be one of my all time favourite prequel novels! :)
  20. MaskofIce Jedi Padawan

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    Sep 5, 2004
    Too sad. Lorn Pavan died.
  21. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 17, 1999
    star 7
    What was pretty cool was I-5, and he's turned up in another book!
  22. TraxxasJedi Jedi Master

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    Jun 9, 2004
    star 1
    I didn't really enjoy this book. I suppose it was fun for a while but I don't understand hy al the main carracters had to be killed off. If it weren't for that I may have voted higher tha I did.
  23. JediPriestess Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2004
    star 4
    Loved this book. I'm pretty much a canon gal but have been looking into the EU more and more. This was a plesant surprise. My only regret is that there arent more books about Darth Maul.
  24. TwiLeksGiveMeShox Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 28, 2004
    10 from me..this book was great. I went into it expecting fluff, and not looking forward to it with a lot of enthusiasm, but once I started I really had trouble stopping. It was so slickly paced, and the characters were great. The insights into Maul's thinking were tremendous, and the gang of heros were entertaining as well. You really want to see them live. The ending was also great. I also really like how this, Saboteur, and the Darth Maul comics all connect. Reeves did a smashing job, and I consider this to be one of my favorite SW books.
  25. shaosniper Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 9, 2003
    9/10

    Nicely written book. Another great setup book to TPM. It gives a good reference back to the Jedi Council and the training. Like some have said already, it covers more of Darth Maul which in TPM he is practically mute and just another random enemy.

    Been a while since I read it, havent read much EU lately that hasnt been NJO
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