Aftermath (Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy #1)

Aftermath (Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy #1)

by Chuck Wendig

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101885925
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Series: Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 32,991
Product dimensions: 4.14(w) x 7.49(h) x 1.06(d)
Lexile: HL630L (what's this?)

About 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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“We have to turn around,” Norra says. “Plot another course—”
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Aftermath (Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy #1) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
edengrey More than 1 year ago
What happens to the soldiers after the Empire is destroyed? War isn't cut and dry, and the galaxy must recover from the aftermath of decades-long war, while dealing with a new threat on the horizon. Chuck Wendig explores this tumultuous period in the galaxy's history in his blockbuster "Aftermath" series. The story follows a group of ragtag soon-to-be rebels are thrown together by fate and must find a way to survive many dangerous adventures. This book is a must-read for Star Wars fans, and I also highly recommend it for sci-fi readers. The action is fast-paced, the characters are nuanced, and the depth of the world-building is astounding. While the staccato and inventive writing style might not be for everyone, the wealth of new information on the Star Wars universe more than makes up for that and any other qualms readers might have with this book. The audiobook is particularly amazing. It features sound effects and music straight out of the Lucasfilm vaults, and Marc Thompson's voices are spot-on. You'll love recognizing returning favorite characters like Leia Organa, Han Solo, and learn to love new ones like Sinjir Rath Velus and Mister Bones.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am extremely unhappy with Barnes and Noble. You sent the WRONG book! I ordered Star Wars Aftermath and you sent the second book of the trilogy that I already have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strong, well-crafted story that takes place not long after the events of Return of the Jedi.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
We don’t have any plan, pal. It hurts my heart a little bit, but I really don’t like this book. It’s weird, I’ve loved Star Wars my whole life, and every classic Star Wars book I read seemed great to me. Then Disney bought Star Wars and threw out all of the expanded universe. I don’t like it, but okay, let’s see what they are going to do. So then they make The Force Awakens, a good movie, one that gets better with each watching, but it also left me with a lot of questions. So like many, I thought, why don’t I read the book that bridges the gap between episodes six and seven? Here’s the problem: This book has no answers for me, it also has no main characters from the Star Wars universe (no, Admiral Ackbar on a holodeck, or Han & Chewie for 3 pages does not count) and instead introduces all kinds of new characters which really do not seem to matter in any way. I suppose they will factor into future book sequels, which I do not plan to read. If you know this going in you may be able to enjoy it, but since I expected some backstory, such as what happened to the main character, you know Luke Skywalker? Remember him? I found this book to be frustrating and annoying. This is the only Star Wars book I have bought that I will not keep. No thanks. I will check these new ones out of the Library befo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the worst books I have ever read. Wendig can't write his way out of a wet paper bag. Don't waste your money or the time you'll never get back.
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The entire series was poorly presented and written in manner thst did not mesh with characters nor did it fit the Star Wars universe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read with lots of action and intrigue. The story captures the spirit of Star Wars and is aligned with the original trilogy and the prequels while also hinting toward the latest movie trilogy (character Temmen Wexley is a boy in this story and is a peripheral character - pilot for the resistance- in Episode 7). Excellent character development. Its a shame Rian Johnson didn't read these novels to get a clue of what Star Wars is all about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know why people hate the series so much this is five stars star wars rules!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is clearly an inexperienced writer and it is very obvious that he must not have passed his high school L.A. classes... Within the first few chapters, I noticed numerous grammatical errors as follows: incorrect usage of colons, incomplete sentences, incorrect indentation, and various spelling errors. He even spelled tiny wrong - he spelled it with two letter n's! Also, the chapters jumped from one character to another and from first person to third. The author also ruins the reputation Dengar and the Empire. Lastly homosexuals have no place within Star Wars. It is clear that the author forces the reader to know that many of the characters in the book are homosexuals! Why would the reader want to know that irrelevant characters, or some of the main characters, are homos!? By the way, my younger brother could have written a better book than this trash. The pages in this book aren't even worth wiping my butt with! Complete, total, and utter garbage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know if this was pushed by Disney or the author. I would have enjoyed the book more without it. These characters were obviously written to promote the gay agenda, as there isn't any value to the plot line. Remember, Star Wars is enjoyed by young and old. This is not the place for social statements.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The aftermath books have received significant criticism from readers as being some of the least accessible of the new Canon and in some ways the least engaging of the new Canon. However this characterization may be unfair. Aftermath introduces us to the events that take place immediately following the destruction of the second death star and help tell the story of how we move from the victory at the Battle of Endor to the eventual downfall of the Republic and the rise of the first order. It is told through both the perspective of a rebel pilot and (in my opinion more intriguingly) the perspective of an imperial officer who commands the remains of the Imperial Fleet. Some of the slow pacing of this novel is due to the local nature of the initial conflict that drives the plot. However this local conflicts does eventually develop into a plot with Galactic implications. The book introduces a large number of new characters who can be initially difficult to empathize with and keep track of, but as the story progresses they do become more three-dimensional and engaging. Moreover these characters provide a much richer experience once they move from the small-scale conflict at the beginning of the book to the war Galactic conflict scene towards the end of the book and the end of the sequel novel.
madogvelkor More than 1 year ago
A good, enjoyable adventure set shortly after the Battle of Endor. The action is mostly limited to a single planet, but it does give glimpses of the wider galaxy as Imperial rule crumbles. Don't expect some galaxy-spanning epic that gives all of the detail of what happens leading up to Episode VII. Just a fun, easy to read adventure.