Empire's End (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy #3)

Empire's End (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy #3)

by Chuck Wendig


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Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

This Barnes & Noble Exclusive Edition includes a double-sided pull out poster with original art, featuring Nora Wexley and Rae Sloane.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425287057
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Series: Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Chuck Wendig is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He’s the author of many novels, including Blackbirds, Atlanta Burns, Zer0es, and the YA Heartland series. He is co-writer of the short film Pandemic and the Emmy-nominated digital narrative Collapsus. He currently lives in the forests of Pennsyltucky with wife, son, and red dog.

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Empire's End (Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy #3) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Empire's End was a winning finale to an otherwise average series. Rather than start again from scratch, Wendig immediately begins building on the momentum he had at the end of Life Debt, and finally answers some burning questions about the formation of the New Republic and the fate of Palpatine's Empire. The writing is better, the energy is high and the payoff is huge. You'll notice negative reviews get hung up on the "agenda." These people are unable to stomach a gay secondary character who happens to be one of thr most compelling parts of the book. I guess if you've made it to 2017 without beimg able to get over yourself, then yeah, probably seek entertainment elsewhere. For the rest of you, don't miss the finale of the Aftermath trilogy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is plenty of plot resolution, but one still wonders about the origins of characters in episode 7.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is by far the second best book I've ever read. (2nd to Jurassic Park, but it's hard to beat that one) Overall, It's a great story and the ending is incredible. This helps explain all the imperial wreckage on Jakku better than any other Star Wars book or video game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great end to the newest trilogy! If you are wondering how the galaxy came to be in the state in was in in Episode VII The Force Awakens, this trilogy will answer that question (while still saving some mysteries to be explored later). I grew to care about all the new characters introduced here, and none of them felt like copies of previous Star Wars characters. I would definitely recommend this if you are a Star Wars fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story by kameron martin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellently written series
SW-Lore-Novice More than 1 year ago
The best book in the Aftermath Trilogy, but that's not saying much. Both Wendig's signature use of the present tense and childish dialog are present here. HOWEVER, this time there are stand out moments that make this book bearable. While Norra Wexly is technically the pain protagonist I found myself rooting for trilogy's previous villain turned anti hero Grand Admiral Sloane. She is easily the most well written and interesting character of the trilogy, and she steals the book with her personal story of trying to get revenge and save the thing she loves. If I had to thank Wendig for anything, it would be bringing Rae Sloane out of relative obscurity. For most of the book Gallius Rax feels more like an asset than an actual villain, as his actions very intentionally make the Empire weaker and easier for the New Republic to destroy. However, once you get his back story he actually becomes a fairly compelling villain (especially compared to the Saturday morning cartoon villain on Kashyyyk in Life Debt), and the reason given for why he's intentionally destroying the Imperial Remnant actually makes sense. The Battle of Jakku is the highlight of this book and learning about the context of the battle that created the backdrop for the Force Awakens is pretty much worth the price of admission on its own. Although, the battle does differ from how it was briefly described in Lost Stars, but not enough to be a major lore contradiction. On that note there is no mention or even reference to the events that took place during the finally of Lost Stars (despite the cover of the book presumably showing Cienna Ree's Star Destroyer), which is both sad for fans of that book and a missed opportunity to make the Star Wars Universe feel more interconnected. The ending was probably my favorite part of book. Not just because it was finally over, but also because of what happened and what future stories it could lead to (provided they're done by a different author). I'm not going to say anything about what happens, but if you're a fan of Grand Admiral Sloane, then you'll love the ending. Lastly I wanna give an honorable mention to an interlude that showed us Jar Jar Binks is alive and well post episode VI. For as controversial as Jar Jar, Wendig uses him to create a brilliant meta commentary on fan opinions of his character. Does mean I want to see any more of him? Probably not, but who knows. Really, this is the only Aftermath book worth reading. I would recommend it to people who are curious about the Battle of Jakku, but even then I would first tell them to read Lost Stars and tell them to just read summaries of first two books. It has all the bad writing and unlikable to semi-likable characters that the other two books had, as well as relations between the main characters and classic Star Wars characters that it make the book seem more like a fan fiction at times, but stand out moments just manage to pull this book out of terrible and into good. However, it is just GOOD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the first two books, but I couldn't stick with the characters anymore. They felt out of place and not relatable anymore. Didn't feel like a Star wars novel.
Arkaday More than 1 year ago
poorly written garbage.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has nothing to do with the force awakens written by the worst author ever and I only have the sample all I use this book for is the timeline and im ignoring this suckin trillogy and reading bloodline which is more exciting than this lets here it for the worst author ever author ever chuck wendig or should I say jar jar wendig his ideas are horrible don't buy this book or get the sample I can't even read the sample or force myself from now on im looking at the reviews before I read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!