Aftermath: Empire's End
Adult Novel
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Aftermath: Empire's End

By
Chuck Wendig
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In this, the final volume of Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy, we find the epic conclusion to the journey of Nora, Temmin, Mr. Bones, Jas, Jom, and Sinjir, in the events following the destruction of the second Death Star. The book focuses on the Battle of Jakku one year after Return of the Jedi. It deals with the master plan of Gallius Rax, the trilogy’s mysterious villain, and the future of the galaxy. This book also tells the story of the birth of Ben Solo and the early days of Han and Leia’s family. Wendig weaves a complex plot to its culmination through a diverse cast of compelling and mostly original characters.

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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 their 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.

But 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.

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- Charles Hankel

If you've enjoyed the past two entries in the Aftermath series, you're in for an EPIC conclusion! Wendig brings together all of the pieces of the massive puzzle he's been constructing over the past two books, and the result is immensely satisfying and incredibly fun. A true can't miss as we go into the next era of Star Wars.

- Eric Eilersen

- Heather Goldman

- Karl Sander

- Meg Dowell

- Stacey White

- Corey Helton

In the final entry of the Aftermath trilogy, we get a fair amount of action and resolution. Once again, a lack of inclusion of the more recognizable movie characters does tend to dampen the stakes somewhat. However, if you've read the first two installments, the chemistry and development of the original characters is sufficient enough to keep you invested in the outcome.

- Andrew Bell

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Technical Specs

Publisher:
Del Rey
Release Date:
February 21, 2017
ISBN:
9781101966969
Page Count:
423
Issues Collected:
Audiobook
Narrator(s):
Marc Thompson

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Aftermath: Empire's End
February 21, 2017
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Aftermath: Empire's End
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