Crassus' yacht finally arrives at the palace. Also on Akiva is Temmin Wexley, playing a game of Galactic Expansion with a repurposed interrogator droid. 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. On the planet Taris, three Acolytes of the Beyond, Sith worshippers, purchase a lightsaber from a dealer who claims the lightsaber belonged to Darth Vader before his death. Knowing the coordinates of one of the turbolasers, he takes out the three stormtroopers guarding it while injured, with the goal of shooting down any Imperial ships. Suddenly, the turbolaser activates, homes in on the yacht, and fires.  It was released on September 4, 2015. I really wanted to read the story (which is canon) but I just can't because the writing doesn't flow in a readable way. For example, Jas Emari, a Zabrak bounty hunter, who managed to be on the planet Endor to assassinate Princess Leia, who no one knew was going to be there, not even the Rebel command, that is, until she volunteered … just before the attack. When Jas Emari awakens from her fall, she finds Surat, the gangster, and a bunch of his thugs surrounding her. After seeing how one small battle could change forever the lives of the people on this planet, Mon Mothma realizes that war must not be a constant state of existence, and decides to go ahead with the vote to demilitarize. Maybe Cliff's Notes. All three Imperial shuttles have been taken down, but fortunately Crassus' yacht wasn't on the planet and is still functional. Weak verbs drained of potency. Marc Thompson is Star Wars, he is Han Solo, Luke Skywalker he is the Jedi, he is the Sith. In shock, Temmin calls for his droid to help, but they take Mister Bones down before he can even move, and Sloane fires six shots straight into his head, completely destroying it and knocking it off. Pandion is calling for direct confrontation, the style of which had lost them the war to this point, whereas Tashu is calling for retreat to the Outer Rim, where they should learn the ways of the dark side of the Force. Publisher He has been doing some low-key reconnaissance for the New Republic, searching Outer Rim worlds for signs of the Empire, theorizing that they will go to the Outer Rim to avoid the Republic. In a flashback, a father on Saleucami and his two sons are sharing dinner. Every sentence seems to be only three words long or have a colon in it, so nothing flows. They keep getting closer and closer, an entire hive, and she can't stop them. But the battle for freedom is far from over.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. He found himself interested in the "nuanced cast of characters" and also enjoyed the vignettes throughout the novel, rather than simply its main story. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Journey to Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy Admiral Ackbar has received Wedge's transmission, a very short message calling for help. Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, then, in the name of selling books, disrupt the flow of the story and corrupt it with their own view, without doing the hard work of creating the universe to begin with; piggybacking onto someone else's (Lucas's) great ideas and reducing it to a Harlequin novel. He reveals that he sells junk upstairs, but through a secret passage, he sells real treasures down below, including blasters, detonators, and books. They then take him captive. Star Wars: Aftermath — Reviews, News, And Such! If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Aftermath: Star Wars? Something went wrong. Series She decides to join Jas, Temmin, Sinjir, Jom, and Mister Bones in a new mission, to track down Imperial targets as a team. Then the bright flash of turbolaser, and one of his fellow commandos is shot down. The "main story", is decent. They say they plan on destroying it, so that it can return to its master in death. There are hardly any sentences with punctuation, and the sentences are all short and jarring. Jas watches it all, proud of herself and her new friends for setting the spark to set Myrra ablaze. When some protesters futilely throw rocks at the ship, some stormtroopers fire at the crowd, but Sloane pulls them back and chastises them. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles’s urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. Names, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Once he comes across a secret passage, he uses it to ambush Sloane's personal assistant, Adea Rite, wounding her and stealing her holoscreen, allowing him to send a message to the New Republic calling them to war. Vader didn't even know Luke would be on the Endor moon, but Jas knew where and when Leia would arrive. However, this is not the first time Cobb Vanth appears in a Star Wars tale. 4+ stars Review written for Star Wars News Net. For almost forty years no one cared if Obiwan, Yoda or Luke were gay and they still don't. Jas drops her blaster in surrender, but then, through the lightning, Temmin sees Mister Bones behind the Imperials and thugs, who jumps into the fray. Temmin was back at his shop, spying on the thugs who were ransacking it. But the battle for freedom is far from over. Please try again. September 4, 2015 (Hardcover, eBook)March 29, 2016 (Paperback) As they start running, he realizes they have a box of detonators. Aftermath sees the beginnings of a new government in the wake of the Empire's losses during the Battle of Endor, and features at least one fan favorite character from the Star Wars films. Back on Akiva, the planet is consumed in turmoil. Journey to Star Wars: The Force AwakensThe second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. This title will be released on April 27, 2021. Jas turns to fire at the oncoming horde. Back on Akiva, Norra and Temmin share a brief hug, where she realizes he's grown into a man during the three years she's been gone. She takes him aboard her shuttle down to the planet to meet the other Imperial leaders. Her two chief advisors, Hostis and Auxi, debate with her about the merits of decreasing the size of the military. Telling her he has a plan, he steals a speeder, drawing the attention of an entire squadron of stormtroopers. In anger, the crowd fights back, throwing stones. On the planet of Naalol, Chancellor Mon Mothma visits the site of a recent battle, the town still in flames and prisoners being marched away. Soon, they start arguing over a set of Mandalorian armor, and Cobb shoots Adwin. Star Wars, Aftermath (Book) : Wendig, Chuck : 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 . The statue does not fall at first, but using a speeder attached to some chains that are wrapped around the statue, it finally does. On Coruscant, Jak walks through the most dangerous underworld levels on the planet. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Like many Star Wars novels before it, Aftermath attempts to mingle popular movie characters with original heroes and villains. EVERY END … Then the gratuitous way LGBT issues were handled, as if a science fiction story of this magnitude needs to address LGBT issues to begin with. A local named Cobb Vanth shows up and tells him that he must build rapport with the Jawas by first buying small stuff, before they'll let him see the good stuff. In the Outer Rim, Captain Wedge Antilles comes out of hyperspace in front of the planet Akiva. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. One of them says they must run before the Empire wins and sends them back into the mines. When he says it's a weapon, she tells him that's he's wrong, and opens it for him. Author(s) Star Wars: Aftermath is a trilogy of Star Wars science fiction novels by American author Chuck Wendig. Pandion insists that Sloane bring out the entire Imperial fleet that is in hiding in order to surprise the New Republic when they bring an armada, but in the end, Sloane's idea of sending the Imperial Star Destroyers away so that their ships cannot be detected wins, and with that the space above Akiva is once again clear. Meanwhile, Sloane escaped to the Vulpinus Nebula, where a growing Imperial fleet lurks. You'll read a lot of nonsense about these books, most of it having nothing to do with the book at all, but just ignore it. Once in the comm station, they make a holovid showing a supposed stormtrooper shooting an innocent kid in the back and laughing. Han tells Imra to gather everyone they know, and tells Chewbacca to gather some fellow freed Wookiees, so that they can head down to the planet and free their homeworld. He grabs the vibroblade of a fallen guard and uses it to make a running jump into the air, catching onto the ship. Knowing there are real goods hidden in there, he keeps trying to tell them that he doesn't want the junk they have on display, but they won't listen. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders. What she doesn't know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be. She mentions that she has a job on Kashyyyk, the home of the Wookiees, with a very small window. Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2018. They then head to the rooftops, where two TIEs are parked. With no explosives to blow their way into the palace, Sinjir decides that he will head to the surface to contact the palace himself, pretending to be an Imperial once again. He debuted in Chuck Wendig's Aftermath trilogy, a canon set of novels that covered the collapse of the Imperial Navy across the Galaxy after the Rebels shot down the Death Star.. Wendig's overarching epic followed a handful of protagonists from both sides of the conflict. When Surat returns to his shop, he finds Sinjir there, who is searching for a way to get off the planet before more Imperials come and find out about his treason. Soon after, Norra shows up, looking for her son, and shoots the only thug still there after he tries to shoot her first. Back on Akiva, Jas Emari watches as Arsin Crassus' opulent yacht, the Golden Harp arrives on the planet, waiting to kill him in order to collect the large bounty on his head. He gives them a fake name, but on the Vigilance, Admiral Rae Sloane sees through his ruse and engages the tractor beam, pulling his little Starhopper towards the Star Destroyer. Don't have time to read every Star Wars Book or comic? After not hearing back from the search teams, Admiral Ackbar sends out a probe droid into the Akivan system in order to find out more information. At first they look like droids, with glowing eyes and mechanized wails, running along the walls like spiders. Norra and Jas travel together through Myrra, the capital of Akiva. The two Imperial Star Destroyers launch TIE fighters to prevent her ship from running through the blockade, but along with smuggler Owerto Naiucho, they fight their way onto the planet safely, destroying the TIEs. On September 21, 2015, Del Rey released an official colorized version of the emblem via social media, which served as the first canon depiction of the government's insignia. Please try again. The Vanquish then takes off through hyperspace, a big victory for the New Republic. A finalist for the John W. Campbell … As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated … Timeline Norra has no choice but to speed on, realizing once again she lost her son. I hardly ever leave web reviews, but here I felt I had to. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. There's room for them all, and each one that is different adds depth to the whole. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Star Wars: Aftermath is a work of fiction. Attribution information In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.  Several individuals involved with the Star Wars franchise, including Jason Fry and Gary Whitta, passed along the message, which eventually reached Shelly Shapiro, editor at large at Del Rey, who felt that Wendig would be a good fit for the project, based on having read his title Under the Empyrean Sky. Then out of nowhere, three Imperial policemen on speeders arrive, firing into the crowd. The Sunday Times Bestseller Following Star Wars- Aftermath and Star Wars- Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the bestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Star Wars: Aftermath, noto anche come Aftermath, è un romanzo di Guerre stellari di Chuck Wendig, pubblicato il 4 settembre 2015 da Del Rey Books. And let's not forget one thing: unlike LOTR, these were movies first, novels second. So many sentence fragments. When they threaten him for stealing something very valuable of Surat's, he tricks them into checking out his highly modified B1-series battle droid, Mister Bones. Right before she takes the shot, she sees more ships land, the rest of the Imperial leaders. There's room for your standard Alan Dean Foster and Christie Golden tales, and there is room for these as well. She realizes if she can capture or kill them all, she will collect an even larger bounty, as they are all wanted individuals. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2017. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy’s strength is unfolding. Chuck Wendig is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Star Wars: Aftermath, as well as the Miriam Black thrillers, the Atlanta Burns books, Zer0es/Invasive, and his upcoming modern epic, Wanderers (Del Rey, 2019).He’s also worked in a variety of other formats, including comics, games, film, and television. Styling himself Sheriff Vanth, he tells Adwin that he won't let the crime syndicates come to Tatooine under the guise of mining companies and take over his planet after the fall of the Hutt Cartel. Jas, Temmin, Norra, and Mister Bones lie waiting to ambush stormtroopers outside of the palace, so that they can then sneak in. , The novel's chapter headings made use of an early design for the New Republic, the successor government to the Alliance to Restore the Republic. So, great story, very fast-paced and readable. As soon as he makes it into the ship through a window, stormtroopers arrive, so he runs. She needs his help to get to one of the freighters so that they can escape the planet, but he starts arguing, telling her he can't leave his whole life behind. The Imperial starts a fight, and before Sinjir knows what he's doing, he takes down the officer and his stormtroopers, leaving the bar with his new companion. The yacht is shot right in the middle, but can still fly, albeit detached into two barely connected parts. 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 There was a problem loading your book clubs. Let's not delude ourselves into thinking that Star Wars began as a great work of literature. 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. Admiral Sloane sees this from the ground and, thinking quickly, fires a turbolaser at Norra from the ground, totally destroying her right wing and sending her into a death spiral. Mister Bones jumps into the air as the second TIE passes, breaking its windshield and taking it to the ground. Editorial Reviews. Meanwhile, Wedge is crawling in the ventilation shafts of the Vigilance, with Admiral Rae Sloane searching high and low for him. On Tatooine, a man named Adwin Charu, a member of a new local mining company, is attempting to buy goods from the Jawas in one of their massive sandcrawlers. About Chuck Wendig. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 22, 2017. Grudgingly, they call up their officer, and when the scans ensure that he really is Sinjir Rath Velus, who is supposed to be dead, they let him in. 1 year ago. In hyperspace, Han Solo and Chewbacca travel to Dasoor. She uses a lockpick that she keeps hidden in a fake horn on her head to pick her lock, then going and releasing him. After losing one of the stormtroopers' speeders, Temmin jumps off his speeder, landing on the other Imperial's speeder and taking out the driver. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If you care about quality of writing, this is one to avoid. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2018. Aftermath: Star Wars Publisher's Summary The second Death Star has been destroyed, the emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. The stormtroopers chasing Temmin vanish into the air, and Temmin barely hangs on inside. Chuck Wendig Realizing that he won't listen to her, she says sorry and stabs a needle in his neck, knocking him unconscious and carrying him away, with the goal of taking him off the planet. She decides to call the three Star Destroyers back into the system, ready for battle when it arrives. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Rae and her pilot, Morna, escape on a Lambda-class shuttle in the landing bay, so Norra takes a TIE fighter and follows them through the raging battle. HardcoverPaperbackeBook Jas and Sinjir are crowded around a table, examining a makeshift map in order to plan their capture of the Imperials. Having read the excellent "Bloodline" by Claudia Gray, I was very enthusiastic about the new Star Wars canon and ordered Aftermath. On Crassus' limping yacht, Temmin uses the maintenance shaft connecting the two separated parts of the ship to pick the locks on the handcuffs of his friends, and they take Pandion hostage. EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING. He decides now is the time to act, sending a small fleet to Akiva, with more in reserves, ready to arrive at any sign of trouble. Please try again. She takes off for the satraps palace, but is dogged by two more TIE's. Instead of going into the forest to lose them, like his mother suggests, Temmin takes off into the city, where the streets are barely large enough for them to navigate. Del Rey The most helpful critical review (according to the site's visitors) stated that while it "wasn't as abysmal as other reviewers made it out to be" and there were certain things he liked, such as a reference to "Fulcrum" and the well-rounded nature of the character Admiral Sloane, it wasn't his favorite Star Wars read and there were many things he didn't like: these included improper use of idioms when a Star Wars term could have been used, the excessive focus on introspection and interpersonal conflict, and the use of characters who felt "shoehorned in. On September 4, 2014, Wendig had posted a tweet expressing his strong desire to write a licensed Star Wars title. Can't finish. At the comm station, Temmin, Sinjir, and Mister Bones head to the rooftop to escape. Please go read a Claudia Gray Star Wars Novel instead. He wants to use it to take out power in Coco-Town with the help of the Anklebiter Brigade, a group of very young kids fighting against the Empire. EVERY END IS A NEW BEGINNING. She comms the rebel fleet and tells them that she's in a TIE, and they join her in chasing down the shuttle. Inside, Sinjir steals the officer's pistol, shooting him in the back, and Mister Bones jumps in, taking care of the two stormtroopers. Devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. Hard to follow. As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated … On the surface of Akiva, Sinjir Rath Velus, former Imperial Loyalty officer, sits in a bar drinking, as he spends every day. There is probably the core of a reasonable story here, but it is let down by the awful writing style. When the author has to force sexual preference into a major theme in a popular science fiction story it does more damage to the LGBT community than good; it takes away from Lucas's universe, reducing it to a sub-author's personal PC petty issues. However, while the lightsaber's blade is red, there is no guarantee it was actually Vader's. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. , Jared Petty of the popular entertainment site IGN reviewed the novel and rated it "mediocre," stating that it was "well-written but ultimately disappointing." Aftermath is a Star Wars Expanded Universe novel by Chuck Wendig and the first Post-Endor story released following the Continuity Reboot by Disney.. So disappointing; I want my money back … and I deserve twice what I paid for for having to have read it. On Naboo, two kids from the Anklebiter Brigade are meeting potential parents, people who could adopt them. What's inside are data cubes, and they agree to sift through the information on them and sell them to the right client as soon as this is over. Then, the rebel fleet arrives in space. Ackbar sends out search teams looking for the lost Captain. The probe droid finds traces of the destroyed ships, and reports back. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 7, 2018. Sadly, the new cast of protagonists mostly fall flat. In the satrap's palace, the meeting between the leaders of the Empire begins. The trilogy began in 2015 with Aftermath, which was followed by the sequels Aftermath: Life Debt (2016) and Aftermath: Empire's End (2017). When Temmin wakes up from the drugs that put him to sleep, he finds himself with his mother on an Imperial ship. She feels strong tension with Grand Moff Pandion, who clearly sees her as a threat to his intention to rule. Several individuals involved with the Star Wars franchise, including Jason Fry and Gary Whitta, passed along the message, which eventually reached Shelly Shapiro, editor at large at Del Rey, who felt that Wendig would be a good fit for the project, based on having read his title Under the E… Jom Barell is in the atmosphere above Akiva. Followed by He throws a stone at the droid factory entrance to prove it isn't haunted, but then a mechanized howling comes from inside, and they all start running. As of November 1, 2015, 1,415 reviews of the title had been posted on Amazon. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? Simply, outstandingly great Star Wars.”—Star Wars Post “[Chuck] Wendig once again strikes gold, offering a sweeping narrative with plenty of insight into both the state of the galaxy at large and beloved characters both new and old.” 4 ABY Sloane tries to calm everyone down and pretend that nothing bad is happening, and finally they agree to once again start the meeting. It's probably the most I've ever struggled to get through a book. Sinjir avoids being shot, but is soon knocked unconscious.  On September 4, 2014, Wendig had posted a tweet expressing his strong desire to write a licensed Star Wars title. He reaches the comm station and tries to send out a message to the New Republic, but as soon as he calls for help, he is shot in the shoulder from behind by Sloane. Pulling Mister Bones along, who wants to stand and fight to protect Temmin, he pulls one detonator out of the box, setting it, and then throwing it back into the box.
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