Aftermath

Aftermath

Book - 2015
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
 
" Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what happened after the events of 1983's Return of the Jedi . It turns out, there's more than just the Empire for the good guys to worry about."-- The Hollywood Reporter
 
As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance--now a fledgling New Republic--presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy's strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but he's taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.
 
Meanwhile, on the planet's surface, former rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world--war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles's urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn't know is just how close the enemy is--or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.
 
Determined to preserve the Empire's power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit--to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven't reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies--her technical-genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector--who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire's oppressive reign once and for all.

Praise for Aftermath
 
"The Force is strong with Star Wars: Aftermath ." --Alternative Nation
 
"The Star Wars universe is fresh and new again, and just as rich and mysterious as it always was." -- Den of Geek

"[Chuck] Wendig neatly captures the current states of the Empire and Rebel Alliance and does so through flawed, real, and nuanced characters. His writing gets you up close and personal. . . . Wendig does wonders with dialogue and voice and carving out space for everyone to breathe. Aftermath is a strong foot forward into unexplored territory and puts down just enough foundation that you can start picturing the Resistance and First Order of The Force Awakens taking shape." -- Nerdist
 
"If the opening chapter of the Wendig's Aftermath trilogy is any indication, the 'Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens ' will be every bit as exciting as the movie." --New York Daily News
 
"A wonderful Star Wars adventure by a gifted author." -- SF Book Reviews
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780345511621
Characteristics: 379 pages
Alternative Title: Star wars, aftermath

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kalebmotz
Jul 28, 2017

A great read! I would recommend it to anyone looking to dive into the events following ROTJ.

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stainlessoul
Apr 21, 2017

Kept falling asleep. What a boring book.

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ConnorJAllen
Feb 20, 2017

I'd heard this was one of the poorer books of the new canon, but gave it a try anyway. I'm glad I did, because while it has its flaws, I appreciated how it fleshed out some other aspects of the SW universe beyond just the original trilogy and its own story. It features some familiar side characters from the original trilogy, but little of the main characters, and introduces some new characters that were interesting. One appears in The Force Awakens, though it is a minor role.
The author made a few too many allusions to our own universe, and a prequel-era battle droid had too much of a role for my taste. Aside from that I enjoyed it, and look forward to reading the rest of the Aftermath trilogy.

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icaradon333
Feb 14, 2017

I'm actually very disappointed at the reviews I'm reading on this book. While many of our old heroes don't feature in this book, there is a beautifully rich background to ranking members of the now fallen Empire and the New Republic. I enjoyed this book very much and I can't wait to read the next in the series. I'm excited to maybe get some background to the New Order or the Knights of Ren. Anyways, loved the book and I think if you give it a shot you'd enjoy it as well.

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vortex4200
Jun 04, 2016

Read 2 chapters and couldn't take the torture and more, the story is lifeless and so were the characters.
WORST-BOOK-EVER
Hopefully the "author" can get his job back at McDonalds cleaning toilets

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sniderd
Dec 30, 2015

This is the most poorly-written Star Wars book I have ever read, and the most poorly-written book of any type I have read in quite some time. It is written in what appears to be an informal, presentation-like style.

I'm sure there must be a story in here somewhere, but I couldn't get past the terrible style in order to actually find it - it's difficult to concentrate on the storyline between paragraphs, much less between the incomprehensible scene changes.

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JimFoy
Nov 24, 2015

About as interesting as Episodes I & II. (That's an insult.) The prose is wooden; I got through about 8 chapters before giving up. Chapter 1: We are introduced to a character with a silly name; something happens. Chapter 2: We are introduced to a different character with a silly name, who has no connection to the events in Chapter 1. Repeat. Oh yeah, Wedge is involved, but he never had much of a personality. What a bore.

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bpatenaude1930
Nov 22, 2015

Boring story with boring characters. Disappointed in this book as it leads up the new canon for Star Wars

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Crandolph0799
Nov 02, 2015

I enjoyed this book I liked the story even as a stand alone. But I really look forward to the next in the series.

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starwars100
Oct 15, 2015

disney ruined it,

LONG LIVE THE EXPANDED UNIVERSE!!!

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Jan 21, 2016

Wermia says: "Was that really Vader's weapon?"
The Kubaz shrugs. "Who knows. And really, who cares?"

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