Star Wars: Aftermath won’t release until September 4, but you can find the prelude and first chapter online right now. The novel picks up right after the destruction of the second Death Star and explains exactly just what happens between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It seems The Battle of Endor wasn’t the Empire’s last stand after all.
The excerpt was posted to publisher Penguin Random House’s website earlier, but has since been pulled. Thankfully, the chapters are still up on Star Wars’ official website. You can read them in their entirety here.
Disney is hard at work to fill fans in on the events that occurred between the end of Return of the Jedi and the upcoming seventh film, The Force Awakens. In addition to this new novel, a mobile RPG called Star Wars Uprising is in the works that will take place in roughly the same timeframe.
Star Wars: Aftermath is written by Chuck Wendig and will release on September 4.
[Source: StarWars.com via StarWars7News]
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