Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Star Wars: Aftermath Cover Revealed
It was recently announced that there would be huge publishing campaign called Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens designed to prime Star Wars fans for what’s to come in the new film and beyond. The first novel in that series – Star Wars: Aftermath – is being written by Chuck Wendig, and the Official Site has given fans their first look at the cover. Check it out below:
The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors are flying that the Emperor and his enforcer, Darth Vader, are dead. A new government is forming to replace the Empire. But the galaxy is a big place, and the fallout of this cataclysm will affect different worlds in different ways. Does everyone accept the fall of Imperial rule? Has everyone even heard the life-altering news? What rushes in to fill the vacuum the Empire has left? And who will try to stop them?
Aftermath will be the first book in a trilogy that is meant to bridge in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Story details have not been outlined just yet, but the book will feature all-new characters and at least one returning favorite.
Here’s what author Chuck Wendig had to say about his Star Wars fandom:
My earliest — and still one of my best — movie-going experiences as a kid was being a four-year-old watching The Empire Strikes Back at a drive-in theater with my sister…My jaw dropped and I don’t think I’ve found it, yet. Those movies opened up a world for me, and my love of storytelling comes from them and from the galaxy of smaller, connected stories, too — from the toys to the games to the books. In fact, one of the first novels I ever read was the novelization of A New Hope. I have a son who will in a few short months be my age when I saw Empire, so to be involved with the Star Wars universe just as the new film is coming out — it feels like not only something akin to kismet, but a great and powerful privilege.
I know I’m stating the obvious – but it’s a great time for Star Wars fans!
You can read more about Aftermath over at StarWars.com.
Star Wars: Aftermath is scheduled for release in September.