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Star Wars: Aftermath: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Aftermath: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

By Chuck Wendigpaperback30 May 2016
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Journey to Star Wars- The Force Awakens The second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. 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. 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.

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: Star Wars: Aftermath: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Author: Chuck Wendig
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • ISBN: 9781784750039
  • Length: 2.7 centimetre
  • Width: 12.9 centimetre
  • Languages: English

RATINGS & REVIEW

26/07/2016 1:04:02 PM - Greg
THERE HAS BEEN AN AWAKENING... CAN YOU FEEL IT?
THE FIRST BOOK of this trilogy is highly readable, fun, at times suspenseful and exciting. It is populated with well drawn characters that light up the story like a match struck at midnight. The story is a little disjointed, however, but it all makes sense the more progress you make. There is a scene right at the story’s beginning when a fan favourite (Wedge Antilles, no less…) finds himself in the outer rim surrounded unexpectedly by three imperial star destroyers and the section of the book is so well written that you will find yourself in fits of dread, terror before your remember to remind yourself that you are reading a work of fiction. The story itself is an average length novel set a long time ago in that galaxy far, far away and if nothing else, that fact alone will draw you in for a closer inspection (“…I don’t know - fly casual…”). The cover is also worthy of note; it is not overwhelmingly stunning but it certainly contains a fair degree of visual appeal. It is a shame that the reader is not told it is book one of a trilogy, however, as opposed to a stand alone novel. Book two is now available for purchase (and consumption) but we still have to wait a few months for book three and see how it all turns out. Some other reviews I have seen refer to the "plethora of brackets used throughout the book" but I must express my concern at this comment – I am up to the 54% mark and have come across this happenstance just once. The writing is typically Star Warsian – easy to read, packed full of fun and excitement, love, drama, sacrifice all in the name of war and fighting the forces of oppression in the name of freedom. The book is well written and in some respects tells the story of reversing roles on a macro scale – but unless you can see the Rebellion heroes choosing might and genocide as a way to rule the galaxy, that claim might be slightly over the top. This book is an excellent introduction to the mind of Chuck Wendig. He obviously holds an excellent grasp of the Star Wars Universe. AFTERMATH is a solid entry into the Disney EU and I for one will be finishing it and no doubt thoroughly enjoying it. Book two will be commenced shortly after, depending on how book one ends. And book three will be pre ordered by myself as soon as Amazon opens the gates. I hereby award STAR WARS AFTERMATH a solid three stars. It is worth three and a half but that is not an option. Maybe I will use the force to make it so. MTFBWY. A.
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