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By Chuck Wendig

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • trip to Star Wars: The strength Awakens
 
Star Wars: Aftermath [reveals] what occurred after the occasions of 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It seems, there’s greater than simply the Empire for the nice men to fret about.”—The Hollywood Reporter
 
because the Empire reels from its severe defeats on the conflict of Endor, the insurgent Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its virtue through weeding out the enemy’s scattered forces sooner than they could regroup and retaliate. yet above the distant planet Akiva, an ominous express of the enemy’s energy is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance challenge, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial big name Destroyers assemble like birds of prey circling for a kill, yet he’s taken captive prior to he can report to the recent Republic leaders.
 
in the meantime, at the planet’s floor, former insurgent fighter Norra Wexley has lower back to her local world—war weary, able to reunite together with her estranged son, and desirous to construct a brand new lifestyles in a few far-off position. but if Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s pressing misery name, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter isn't really but over. What she doesn’t comprehend is simply how shut the enemy is—or how decisive and hazardous her new challenge will be.
 
decided to maintain the Empire’s energy, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. yet 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 ready to do no matter what they have to to finish the Empire’s oppressive reign as soon as and for all.

Praise for Aftermath
 
“The strength is robust with Star Wars: Aftermath.”—Alternative Nation
 
“The Star Wars universe is clean and new back, and simply as wealthy and mysterious because it continuously was.”Den of Geek

“[Chuck] Wendig well captures the present states of the Empire and insurgent Alliance and does so via mistaken, actual, and nuanced characters. His writing will get you up shut and private. . . . Wendig does wonders with discussion and voice and carving out area for everybody to respire. Aftermath is a sturdy foot ahead into unexplored territory and places down simply enough starting place so you might begin picturing the Resistance and primary Order of The strength Awakens taking shape.”Nerdist
 
“If the hole bankruptcy of the Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy is any indication, the ‘Journey to Star Wars: The strength Awakens’ can be every piece as fascinating because the movie.”—New York Daily News
 
“A really good Star Wars experience through a proficient author.”SF booklet Reviews

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