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Publisher 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.


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

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
February 21
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

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Solid ending to a fun series.

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Awesome Trilogy!

Wow, Chuck is a beast. Really awesome trilogy. Third installment just as good as the first two. Does a great job story telling with neat shout outs to characters from the original trilogy. Must read for any Star Wars fan.

george lucas was better ,

This doesn’t even deserve one star

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.

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