Star Wars Aftermath – journey to the force awakens : Short Review: This Isn’t the Book You’ve Been Waiting For September 14, 2015Posted by showmescifi in ShowMeSciFi.com.
FINALLY the first novel of the new Star Wars Canon in the ‘Journey to The Force Awakens’ era… YES!! we were really excited to get our hands on Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakensand had pre-ordered as soon as it showed up on Amazon.
While this is an interesting read, it’s far from the calibre of Star Wars books that we’re used to ..
This took a meandering path, with more disconnected plotlines than we could track.
Sure the Empire is on the run after Endor and this book summarizes that and give multiple view into that ‘aftermath’
This book does not however have any measure of well conceived, properly constructed plot for the primary story, that of a backwater planet episode overcoming the final shackles of Empire. It’s the pulpiest type of fan fiction quality and to be frank we wanted more. More color, more depth more of the goodness we have come to expect from the expanded Star Wars Universe.
The predictable oh he’s dead, nope he’s not, he escaped (or she – as is the case with the pilot Nora) was annoying to say the least.
Not to say this is a *bad* book and it’s certainly not the worst Star Wars book we’ve even read in recent years, it’s just that with the new movie, we want MORE.