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Life Debt: Aftermath (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Star Wars)

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by Chuck Wendig
     
 

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Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig’s New York Times bestselling trilogy.

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Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig’s New York Times bestselling trilogy.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a pull out poster featuring Millennium Falcon blueprints.

It is a dark time for the Empire . . . 

The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyyk.
 
Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy. Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloane may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire from oblivion. But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa. The attempt to liberate Kashyyyk has carried Han Solo, Chewbacca, and a band of smugglers into an ambush—resulting in Chewie’s capture and Han’s disappearance.
 
Breaking away from their official mission and racing toward the Millennium Falcon’s last known location, Norra and her crew prepare for any challenge that stands between them and their missing comrades. But they can’t anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them—or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs.
 
Praise for Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath
 
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
 
“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

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Praise for Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath
 
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
 
“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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425286852
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/12/2016
Series:
Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy Series , #2
Sales rank:
8,939
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He’s the author of many novels, including Blackbirds, Atlanta Burns, Zer0es, and the YA Heartland series. He is co-writer of the short film Pandemic and the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus. He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, son, and red dog.

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Life Debt: Aftermath (Star Wars) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
You could argue poor plot or bad characters. But in the end this is another example of poor writing by Chuck W.
Willie92 4 months ago
Life Debt is better then Aftermath--but that's not really saying much. Many of the same problems still exist--disjointed writing, disjointed story, and Wendig writes dialog as well as Lucas does (and for those of you keeping score at home, that's NOT a compliment--case in point, he actually has Han Solo say "I love you, too." Arrrggghhhh, that's NOT Han Solo! Once again the interludes are the most intriguing part of the book. Otherwise its the same type of story telling better suited for a young adult series that what's supposed to be the centerpiece of the new literary canon. If you liked Aftermath, you'll probably like this. If you didn't, well, this one isn't going to help change your mind.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I tried his first aftermath book and almost fell at the beginning. It took halfway through the book to somewhat start to get interesting. It did help introduce a new villain at the end that may be crutch to other plots in the future and also reintroduce and deepen a few other characters. Overall it was mediocre. Hopefully this new book will be a chance to redeem himself.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Just because you are paid to do something does not mean you actually CAN do that something. Chuck Wendig fits that to a "T". It's obvious this guy has no writing skills and less knowledge of Star Wars. Read the minimal pertinent details online and wait for Timothy Zahn's "Thrawn" in April...THAT will be a worthwhile read! Ignore Wendig and eventually he will go away.
Zionist87 6 months ago
Anonymous 6 days ago
Great to see some of the original characters again. Answers some questions and raises many more.
Trinitytwo 21 days ago
Aftermath: Life Debt picks up shortly after the events of Aftermath. Norra Wexley's eclectic team has made a name for itself and works steadily for the New Republic. Their mission: capture and deliver important Imperials to Chandrila, where they will stand trial for their crimes against the galaxy. After returning from a particularly harrowing mission, Norra is approached by Princess Leia Organa who announces that her husband, Han Solo, is missing after a failed attempt to free Chewbacca from incarceration by the Empire. Although her request is not sanctioned by the leaders of the New Republic, Leia asks Norra and her team to find Han. Life Debt screams into action almost immediately and its pace never lessens. Wendig hits his stride in this second installment and the choppiness I noted in book one of the trilogy has transitioned into a smooth ride through hyperspace. Although its storyline is complex, it's particularly well orchestrated. Each component fits together like an intricate puzzle that is extremely satisfying when completed. I have grown quite fond of Norra Wexley and her diverse team of risk takers. Of note, Norra's son Temmin, whose chip on his shoulder was so large that he was often unlikeable in book one, has shown clear growth. His mixture of confusion, anger, and budding maturity are appropriate for a teenager. Norra has also grown more realistic. I empathize with her struggle to balance both her responsibilities as a single mom and her position in the New Republic. Jas Emari, the bounty hunter, Sinjir Rath Velus, the ex-Imperial, Jom Barell, formerly New Republic Spec-Forces and Mister Bones, Temmin's maniacal B1 Battle Droid, round out the team. Wendig allows each member to seamlessly get his, her, or its moment in the sun. In fact, Wendig does a fantastic job of keeping this large ensemble cast of characters three dimensional and hits every note with bittersweet accuracy. Wendig provides insight into Grand Admiral Rae Sloane's motivation. Sloane's determination to champion the Empire's way of life and her desire to preserve its "order and stability" is key to the plot. Wendig humanizes her while also providing purpose and a plausibility that is often missing in antagonists that are simply greedy or hungry for power. Aftermath tantalizes readers with glimpses of many favorites from the original Star Wars film trilogy: notably Han Solo and Chewbacca. Life Debt will assuredly thrill readers by continuing Han and Chewie's adventures after Return of the Jedi. As a diehard fan of the franchise, I enjoyed learning more about the complicated relationships between the princess, the scoundrel and the Wookie. Without any spoilerish details, there is one passage between Han and Chewie that brought tears to my eyes. Well done, Wendig! Life Debt speaks of the injustices of inequality, slavery, prejudice and poverty in a galaxy far, far away, and yet it also served to remind me of the suffering in our world today. This is brilliant writing! I am truly impressed with the overall message Wendig sends out while at the same time entertaining readers with a rich, complex and riveting story set in the Star Wars universe. I thoroughly enjoyed book one, but book two is even better. Aftermath: Life Debt leaves me excited to get my hands on Book 3, Aftermath: Empire's End. I recommend if you haven't started this series, start reading now. This is definitely the Star Wars series you've been looking for!
374barry374 4 months ago
A major improvement over aftermath we get some strong character development that the first book missed. for instance we get Jom as more than a throwaway character he contributed a great deal offering a soldiers perspective from the winning side. on the other hand sinjir is there to offer a losers perspective and yes he still drinking a lot. temmin starts as a very good character all he wants is to help stop remaining imperials no matter the cost that all changes when ( SPOILERS) his dad is found in a prison they were freeing ( chewbacca was there too) after that he really changes starts maturing kind of like norra he thinks of quitting hunting to just join wedge's squadron. wedge is there he's still injuried but he gets to be the day saver at the end. Jas offers a different view point the entire time she complains about her debts but she is really starting to worry about the team. In my opinion this was a great book unlike bloodline or heir to the jedi which was more spy stuff this brings us right into war to see a crumbling empire go down . i agree Chuck Wendigs writing isn't everyones style and it doesn't change so if you hated aftermath because of that skip this. his style doesn't change but his story telling does he seemlessly blends character and story development to push forward to the force awakens
Anonymous 5 months ago
Another excellent installment of the Aftermath trilogy! Wendig builds on the fantastic characters from the first book, and draws us deeper into the conflict and conspiracies of a dying Empire versus the fledgling New Republic. Really loved his handling of characters from the original Star Wars trilogy. I thought he did a great job of balancing keeping them who they were, while also letting them continue to grow. The cast from the first book continues to grow on me, and the plot pushes ever closer to the galaxy as we know it in The Force Awakens. Wendig is doing an outstanding job of bridging the gap between films. Can’t wait for Empire’s End.