The ending was anticlimatic when taking into account the surrounding events, left me with an 'okay, so what' feeling rather than insight into the days before the blockade. Interesting background story into Darth Maul, but too short.
If you like Star Wars and want to learn the beginnings and missions of one of the most mysterious Sith characters then you'll enjoy this story. I hope there's another Darth Maul story written as well as this one was.
I felt that this was one of the weaker Star Wars books I have read. The Jedi counsel seemed inefficient to me as did the the Jedi characters represented. Some of the details in the story did not make sense to me. It lacked substance and the sound effects were not high-quality. Listen or read Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi. They are much better.
No point to this novel. Completely useless in the scope of the Star Wars Universe. They took a concept that had the potential for revealing something of substance about an interesting, even though short lived, character and mauled it. Ripped out the real guts of it and left a shell. I'm more than a little disappointed.