Saturday, 2 July 2016


Hard at work within his Pennsyltucky homeland surroundings bringing to life his epic, authorised vision of a post RETURN OF THE JEDI, pre THE FORCE AWAKENS universe of fractured Empire and pushing forward New Republic, Chuck Wendig's thrilling second volume to the Journey to The Force Awakens trilogy of Aftermath, Life Debt, arrives in UK hardback from CENTURY this 12th July, after a glowing 2015 series debut. This time out, classic series veterans Han Solo and Chewbacca are at the catalyst heart of the plot and the action, alongside the new and edgy heroes led by fighter pilot Norra Wexley.

Here's the latest cover blurb:

Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the never-before-told story that began with Star Wars: Aftermath continues in this thrilling novel, the second book of Chuck Wendig’s New York Times bestselling trilogy.

It is a dark time for the Empire. . . .

The Emperor is dead, and the remnants of his former Empire are in retreat. As the New Republic fights to restore a lasting peace to the galaxy, some dare to imagine new beginnings and new destinies. For Han Solo, that means settling his last outstanding debt, by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookiee’s homeworld of Kashyyyk.

Meanwhile, Norra Wexley and her band of Imperial hunters pursue Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the Empire’s remaining leadership across the galaxy. Even as more and more officers are brought to justice, Sloane continues to elude the New Republic, and Norra fears Sloane may be searching for a means to save the crumbling Empire from oblivion. But the hunt for Sloane is cut short when Norra receives an urgent request from Princess Leia Organa. The attempt to liberate Kashyyyk has carried Han Solo, Chewbacca, and a band of smugglers into an ambush—resulting in Chewie’s capture and Han’s disappearance.

Breaking away from their official mission and racing toward the Millennium Falcon’s last known location, Norra and her crew prepare for any challenge that stands between them and their missing comrades. But they can’t anticipate the true depth of the danger that awaits them—or the ruthlessness of the enemy drawing them into his crosshairs.

Get the book here: Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt: Chuck Wendig: 9781780893662: Books

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