Ok, so if you didn’t hear, there will be a BUNCH of books focusing on the gap between Episodes VI and VII of the Star Wars movie saga.
However, one trilogy of books will be the definitive story about what happened after the battle of Endor. Primarily, the fact that the Empire didn’t die with the Emperor, Vader, and the second Death Star. Here’s a synopsis for Star Wars: Aftermath:
“The second Death Star has been destroyed. Rumors 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? Those are some of the themes we’ll be exploring in Aftermath, and as a lifelong Star Wars fan, just writing those words gives me chills. I can’t wait for our first canon glimpse into the state of the galaxy after the Battle of Endor.”
So that’s interesting, but where does the “trilogy of books” thing come in? Well…
“What’s more, Aftermath will be the first book in a trilogy that begins to bridge the Star Wars timeline between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. There is so much unknown between the Battle of Endor and the events of The Force Awakens, and we’re excited to take our first step into that space.”
So there you go! A lot of story on the horizon. And Aftermath appears to be just the beginning. While this story focuses on the main struggle, the other books will focus on characters both known and unknown to tell the story of Star Wars after it “ended”.