Thursday, June 2, 2016

Aftermath-Star Wars: Aftermath #1 by Chuck Wendig

Aftermath-Star Wars: Aftermath #1 by Chuck Wendig-366 pages

I recently learned about the new Star Wars novels set in the years after Episode VI and before Episode VII and decided I want to read them. This is the first of those new novels and part of a trilogy. The story follows a group of New Republic "rebels," first individually, then working together as a group, albeit reluctantly and sort of accidentally. The "rebels" are on Akiva for various reasons and soon learn that the Empire is holding an important meeting on the planet and, in the end, decide to work together to take down the Imperials holding the meeting. Twists and turns occur throughout the story which makes for an intriguing, interesting read. I have mixed opinions about the Interludes littered throughout the story. On one hand, they show the "aftermath" of the Empire's defeat at Endor, while on the other they are merely a distraction. Overall, it was an easy, fun read, though the writing at times was choppy and improper grammar could be found throughout. Having read this, I am interested in reading the rest of the trilogy (which has yet to be published) and in reading Bloodline, which is another of the new Star Wars novels set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

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