I've known about Chuck Wendig's Star Wars series, Aftermath, for a while (since they were announced) but hadn't managed to get hold of them until now. I've finally gotten hold of the first book from my local library, and hooley-dooley it's good. I'm seriously considering buying my own copy, just to have.
Written in the present tense, it's a book that races along, dragging you from scene to scene, making you think in images that could be projected up onto a big screen (one day perhaps?).
Aftermath is MUCH stronger than other recent Star Wars books I've read. I suspect having the freedom to write about minor characters who are not involved with global politics makes for a much better writing and reading experience. I'm glad I didn't spend money on Bloodline or Catalyst.
The first book, Aftermath, is set almost immediately after The Return of the Jedi and in part is the story of Rebel Pilot Norra Wexley who is returning home to her teenage son, left behind on her home planet for years. He's been looking out for himself and isn't happy to have Mum back in the picture.
And to complicate things, the remenants of the Imperial forces are holding a secret meeting on the planet. Norra once again must decide if the cause is more important than her family.
Aftermath: Life Debt and Aftermath: Empire's End round out the trilogy, and I'll be reading them as soon as I can get my hands on them.
ReferencesChuck Wendig's Bibliography
Chuck Wendig on Twitter
Chuck Wendig's Blog