Empire's End: Aftermath (Star Wars) - Chuck Wendig

Empire's End: Aftermath (Star Wars)

By Chuck Wendig

  • Release Date: 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 203 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING.

As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.

The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate its hunt for the hidden enemy.

For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice.

Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided.

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!

Aftermath: Life Debt

“Compulsively readable, the kind of caramel-corn book you just keep stuffing in your face until it’s gone.”—Tordotcom

“Man oh man, this is good stuff. [Life Debt] reveals what Han and Chewie were up to after Return of the Jedi.”io9

“Gripping reading . . . [This novel] hits the ground running.”—New York Daily News

Reviews

  • This doesn’t even deserve one star

    1
    By george lucas was better
    You would think after writing two other books in this trilogy the author would have gotten the point and incorporated all the criticisms from the previous books into the third and final book. As the old adage goes “third time is a charm”... that is not the case in this book. It is still littered with all the really annoying cliches, it’s still littered with all the little annoying details that neither connect this book to the original episodes 4-6 or even sound like they could potentially belong in Star Wars. It’s like the author got bored and made anagrams from the word Star Wars in an effort to make up some wild beast found on some planet in the distant galaxy... ”Sinjar picked up his blaster rifle and but a bullet through the head of the raging wasstrwar” “Just as it fell over dead it lands on the old imperialist interrogator knocking his head into a stone, everything goes dark. The next morning he wakes, his head pounding like liquid blaster fire. He feels like he just drank some of that alcohol they make on the Rats Sraw system which was originally made to knockout a rancor before delivering them to those slimy space slugs the Hutts” Chapter 2 - “Chewbacca finds his son and learns his sister is married to her long lost love. The empire hated gay Wookiee’s so they locked them in cages and banned Chewbacca from his home planet. “ (Dialogue not actually part of this book... but Chewbacca does have a son and there are gay wookies in this trilogy) Poorly written crap is what this book is. It is sold as a bridge between what happened between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens but it neither bridges these two or even tries to connect them other than using references from the original episodes 4-6. The characters are bland and I’m kind of glad they are dead by the end of the book. Spoiler alert... although you won’t need it because the books is so bad only a small percentage of people will actually get to the end. The Verdict: Terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible book. I give it 1/8 of a star.
  • Poorly written

    1
    By sdw_uxo
    This whole trilogy is horrible and very poorly written. In the end I didn't care about any of the character and was just happy the books were over. Didn't really answer any major questions about the time between the movies and was just a waste of money and time.
  • Aftermath

    4
    By asdlkfhaskjdh
    Solid ending to a fun series.
  • Finally, it's over

    2
    By TigersJC86
    Well, can't tell you how disappointed I was with this trilogy. Much like the prequels, it had familiar characters but it did not feel like Star Wars. Really never felt like it advanced our understanding of the universe or the story that we left off with Return of the Jedi. My two cents.....only buy when it's in the dollar bin.
  • Mediocre story with a splash of activism

    2
    By Danny Saiz
    The book answers some questions then leaves me asking some more. It's a good record of how and why the Empire finally ended. But what I have issues with is the forced activism regarding a gay relationship. I didn't have these issues in the previous two books because they were just suggested. But in this book, it's spelled out in detail of actions. Just like in real life, I have no issue with homosexuals. But when I see two boys mawing on each other in public, I feel a little repulsed. With literature, I don't want to read about it. Again, it's repulsive. Call me a bigot or homophobic. It still doesn't change how that stuff seems disgusting. It real life, I can turn my head. In literature, I can turn the page. But it doesn't excuse why it's their to begin with. Does the author think he can make me more accepting of homosexuals by writing them into his novel? Like I said, I have no issues... just don't want to see it. Making me read about it has an opposite effect. I am considering not ever reading this author again because I am repulsed by these scenes. Like I said, it was fine in the first two books. This book was too much and pointless. The author could have easily put in a heterosexual couple. But he didn't because he was forcing his "activism" to a fan base that I think won't be as receptive as he likes.
  • Very disappointed

    1
    By Defendwithhonor
    I was very disappointed in this trilogy of books. It was sold as a bridge between Return of the Jedi and the Force Awakens, but didn't do anything to bridge the movies except introduce a minor character in Snap Wexley (who?) and explain how the star destroyer ended up on Jakku (which was already done better in A young adult novel.) An "important" Star Wars book series with Han and Leia as minor characters and NO Luke Skywalker. If this is the direction of the the new line of canon books count me out. Save yourself the time and money and read the minor revelations on line.
  • SPOILER HEAVY IN SECOND HALF

    5
    By Spec-app
    First thing I need to say is give this man your money. Second thing is that I hate this man. SPOILER TIME WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END IT LIKE THAT WHY WOULD YOU MAKE THE ACADEMY ON HOSNIAN PRIME WHY DID YOU KILL OFF THE MOST LOVABLE DROID EVER WHY JOM THANK YOU FOR GIVING JAR JAR A GOOD ENDING MAKE MORE STAR WARS BOOKS
  • Not original

    1
    By ben jam tra
    A long list of continuity issues and just recycling old plot lines. Not original

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