Geek news site io9 just released the cover and blurb for a new novel - and it's Zabraktastic.
Maul: Lockdown will be released some time in 2014, according to the Star Wars Books Facebook page via FanApocalypse, and feature a pre-The Phantom Menace Maul infiltrating a criminal empire.
The last Maul novel for adults was released in 2001, and Joe Schreiber of Death Troopers fame is not known for toning down the violence and gore. Add a jail setting and this could be one of the darkest Star Wars novels ever. What better central character for that than Darth Maul, who is now back in action on the small screen in The Clone Wars, which was recently censored for violence?
I admit that the zombies-meets-Star Wars tagline didn't get me to read Death Troopers, but hey. Now it's Maul.
Billed as part as the same series as last year's well-done Darth Plagueis, could Lockdown connect to The Clone Wars to tell us more about the Sith and about Maul's experience with the underworld?
The one foreseeable downside: teen-boy-angst-trap cover and prison setting means there isn't much chance for female characters.