Aftermath: Star Wars - Chuck Wendig

Aftermath: Star Wars

By Chuck Wendig

  • Release Date: 2015-09-04
  • Genre: Science Fiction
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 542 Ratings)
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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

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Boring and Forced Plot

    2
    By TheSpieler11
    The characters are about as interesting as a wet piece of cardboard and certain characters seem to have forced interactions for the sake of checking boxes on their list. Did not enjoy this one hopefully the next is better but I’m not holding my breath.
  • Hmmm

    3
    By bookreveiwer908
    Okay the book is okay,but I feel like they should make a book about the acolytes.Of course we see..one..chapter about them.ugggjhh
  • Boring

    1
    By SSG Esch
    Of the 100-or-so Star Wars EU books I've read this has to be the most boring one yet. I seriously could not give two hoots about any of the new characters. It was a struggle just to finish it--hoping all the while that it would get better. It didn't.
  • Horrible Writing

    1
    By Brichter83
    The story is a good one but the way this author writes its like a play that a 10 year old would write. EX: “Do this do that” john says. “I will do that and that” Smith says. I wanted to so badly get into this book but the author killed it for me.
  • Where's the polished published copy

    1
    By davbran
    I think it's cute they released this editors edition, but it's unpolished and unfinished. It reads like a treatment rather than a novel. Poor editing and worse starting new chapters with no scene change or introduction to the new character and no familiars in the interaction to give you that feeling of standing with the characters. I couldn't get past the second chapter. I can't imagine buying eight books two or three
  • Cool

    5
    By JoshuaMD86
    Cool
  • Good Book

    5
    By Wild eyed willy
    I thought the books was great, it kept my attention.
  • An Enjoyable Read

    5
    By KtheLibra
    It took me forever to decide to buy this book because the reviews were so mixed. I'm glad I did. I'm also glad I waited until after seeing The Force Awakens to read this, because I would have been disappointed otherwise. It doesn't focus on any of the main characters from the original trilogy (save for a brief chapter featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca) or any of the characters from TFA. Wedge Antilles, Admiral Ackbar, and Mon Mothma all make appearances, but the real focus is on characters created by the author. I personally liked these characters and enjoyed the diversity among them. As a gay Star Wars fan, Sinjir Rath Velus was an instant favorite (slight spoiler alert) but I liked them all. I didn't find anything wrong with the writing as other reviewers have stated. I recommend this if you're open-minded and want a fresh Star Wars story to read. I've already bought the second book in the trilogy and look forward to starting it.
  • THESE ARE NOT EVEN Star Wars BOOKS!!!!

    1
    By RedRoseAlways
    they are about the same lgbt characters over and over again. Every character is the same: selfish, pleasure seeking, it's all boring. This idiot has written two of these books about the same themes over and over again : gay lovers. I wouldn't mind gay characters, but that's all the books are about. What this guy has done is to simply take the Star Wars name and slap it on a book that describes numerous gay sex scenes and tries to slap you in the face with his agenda on every overdone page! I can't begin to tell you how inappropriate these books are!!! You forget their suppose to be about Star Wars and you think you're just reading a series of gay porno stories. He slaps a legitimate Star Wars character in there every three chapters to get his Star Wars endorsement but it's really just about him forcing his gay agenda down your throat forcibly. If you want a Star Wars book, look elsewhere or you will be sorely disappointed.
  • Aftermath is just ok...

    3
    By Jordan Hicken
    Not a terrible Star Wars book, but far from great. A few characters stand out. Rae Sloan, Sinjir, and Mr. Bones. The rest of the characters are pretty two dimensional. Story was ok but nothing to praise. Wendig's shoehorning of some current social issues into the novel seems forced and oddly placed in this galaxy far, far, away. Hopefully his writing style will improve in his next two Aftermath novels.

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