A long time ago, there was a whole galaxy of Star Wars lore that told stories about the events that followed the destruction of the second Death Star. But the old Expanded Universe is no more. So it’s time to build a new one, starting with a book by Chuck Wendig taking place after the Rebel Alliance’s big win on Endor.
Announced today at the official Star Wars site, the novel’s called Aftermath and the set-up describes a reality where the Empire’s defeat creates a void in the galaxy’s power structure:
The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumours 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?
The book’s out in September, three months before the release of The Force Awakens. So if you want to find out what the deal is with Finn, Rey and Kylo Renn before Episode VII, this is probably a must-read for you.