Author Chuck Wendig who last year gave us Aftermath which followed the events that came after Return of the Jedi is back with another installment in the canon Star Wars universe.
In Aftermath: Life Debt, Han Solo is settling his last life debt by helping Chewbacca liberate the Wookies home world of Kashyyyk and end up disappearing. Nora Wexley and the other rebels set out to find them along with Leia while simultaneously trying to pursue Admiral Rae Sloane and the remaining Imperial leadership.
The best news to come out of this book announcement is that Leia is going to get to use the force for the first time in Star Wars history. Mashable got an exclusive excerpt featuring this monumental moment so if you want to read it, it’ll be at the bottoms. If you want to be surprised, click away!
Aftermath: Life Debt is set to release July 12th, 2016 but if you haven’t picked up the first in the Aftermath series I suggest doing do before you scoop up this one. It was probably one of the most talked about books of last year so you’re bound to not be disappointed.
Aftermath: Life Debt excerpt:
There! There it is. Washing over her and through her — an awareness unlike any she’s ever felt before. A pulsing glow, flickering and strong.
It’s not the plant. It’s not Luke. It’s not even Han.
It’s her child.
This isn’t just a mother’s recognition of the life inside—that, she already knows. She’s already well aware of the bump and tumble of that little person she carries. (And she already knows about the heartburn, and the pre-breakfast nausea, and the post-breakfast nausea, and the post-post-breakfast hunger …)
This goes beyond all that. This is something separate from her. It isn’t a physical feeling. It is all around her. It suffuses her like the perfume from a jungle of flowers. As such, she is suddenly aware of her child’s mind and spirit: She senses pluck and wit and steel blood and a keen mind and by the blood of Alderaan is this one going to be a fighter!
It’s a boy.
It’s a boy.