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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 great 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 removing the enemy’s scattered forces prior to they could regroup and retaliate. yet above the distant planet Akiva, an ominous exhibit of the enemy’s power 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 earlier than he can report to the hot 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 along with her estranged son, and wanting to construct a brand new existence in a few far away position. but if Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s pressing misery name, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter isn't but over. What she doesn’t recognize is simply how shut the enemy is—or how decisive and hazardous her new undertaking 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 regularly was.”Den of Geek

“[Chuck] Wendig smartly 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 house for everybody to respire. Aftermath is a robust foot ahead into unexplored territory and places down simply enough origin for you to begin picturing the Resistance and primary Order of The strength Awakens taking shape.”Nerdist
 
“If the outlet bankruptcy of the Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy is any indication, the ‘Journey to Star Wars: The strength Awakens’ can be each piece as fascinating because the movie.”—New York Daily News
 
“A significant Star Wars experience by means of a talented author.”SF e-book Reviews

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It ability issues: zip and squat. humans don’t even be aware of what we did. you're thinking that humans care a few buncha orphans who concealed within the sewers and messed with the bucketheads and different Imperials? I dunno in the event you spotted, yet we aren’t on Coruscant anymore. or even if we were—so what? ” They bought scooped up and taken right here. Taken out of harm’s method, so that they have been instructed. yet Iggs and Streaks—they have been the harm’s approach. They and the opposite orphans have been doing insurgent paintings. impressive from the shadows. Hiding in alleyways and delivery bins. They introduced down a complete Imperial frigate—one resupplying the Empire’s entrance traces. “They care. We did greater than that. We handed messages. informed them approximately troop events. We gave them intel, Iggs. How do you think that the rebels retook Coco-Town? That was once us. ” He waves her off. “I understand that. you recognize that. yet those humans won't ever understand. Or by no means care. ” Her face sinks. “You imagine? ” without notice he feels undesirable. He squeezes her arm. “We continuously obtained one another. And the others. ” Now the woman with the fairway pores and skin and the opposite older woman—the “maven,” the person who has been speaking to orphans and the wannabe mom and dad approximately this or that—come nearer. Iggs hears the fairway girl chatting with a couple of well-to-do people, pink-skins in fancy outfits. They’re speaking approximately how very important it truly is to aim to get the galaxy “back to normal,” approximately how loads of negative youngsters were displaced simply because their mom and dad went to battle or have been casualties during this clash or that conflict and it’s time to place households entrance and middle back. And usually Iggs, he simply stands there making faces, rolling his eyes. All whereas Streaks stands there, vibrating visibly. “Maybe they’ll come and interview us,” she says. “Maybe we’ll pass domestic with a person this present day. ” He hears the desire in her voice. Like she desires to say: perhaps we will be able to have mom and dad back. “They won’t come to speak to us. we glance like soiled urchins. ” “They may perhaps! ” “They won’t. ” yet certain adequate, right here they arrive. the golf green woman and the maven. The adults hunker down and eco-friendly woman says to the either one of them: “What are your names? ” They inform her. He’s Iggs, she’s Streaks. the lady can’t relatively comprise her enjoyment. a bit smirk on her face. snicker it up, Iggs thinks. She makes small speak with the youngsters. simply dumb stuff. Their favourite style of milk shake, in the event that they desire the Grav-Ball Pennant will begin back this yr, stuff like that. A small crowd of wannabe mom and dad assemble now—wealthy Naboo forms of their finery and fanciness. Iggs purely feels extra like a stain on a pleasant tablecloth. “What occurred in your mom and dad? ” the girl asks. Iggs freezes. He doesn’t are looking to give it some thought or perhaps say it. He attempts to dam out the thoughts of seeing his fathers mendacity there like that… Streaks, even though, she jumps correct in: “My mom and dad have been rebels. Their shipping was once attacked simply earlier Tanis and I’m a insurgent, too, me and Iggs the following have been a part of a group of youngsters known as the Anklebiter Brig…” Ugh. No. He feels misplaced. a bit of trash left on a pleasant shelf. So whereas they’re speaking to Streaks, he geese away at the back of a tent—he begins searching for methods outta the following.

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