Star Wars: Aftermath. Book Review

STAR WARS: AFTERMATH by Chuck Wendig
Arrow Books, p/b, 432pp, £9.99
Reviewed by Matthew Johns

The topic of “what happened after Return of the Jedi” is something that has been discussed many times by many people (many of whom will have a much more encyclopaedic knowledge of the Star Wars universe than I). This book addresses the burning question, putting rest to all those who thought that everyone just lived happily ever after once the second Death Star had been destroyed.

Fan favourite Wedge Antilles takes a central role within this novel, proving that he’s more than just the bloke from New Tricks stuffed into an X-Wing cockpit. He’s joined by a very typical cast of misfits who band together to take on the resurgent Empire.

If you’re a Star Wars fan, then you’ll want to make sure that you add this to your bookshelf – even if just so that you can smugly point out to your friends that the end of Return of the Jedi isn’t really the end of the battle against the Empire…