Thursday, July 13, 2017

Listened: "Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End" by Chuck Wendig

Listened: Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig, 2017, download.

Final book of the trilogy. I'm glad it is finished. If you're not a Star Wars fan skip the series, it's not a starting point for the novels. If you do want to try a Star Wars novel I suggest Kenobi by John Jackson Miller..

Plenty of schmaltz at the end with crying about new children, yelling and weeping over dead characters, bawling and sadness at separation, etc.

The plots starts up a few weeks after the end of the last novel. Mon Mothma is recovering from a assassination attempt. The Empire has formed an armada near the planet of Jakku. Nora is after Grand Admiral Sloane and Nora's her son Temon is trying to follow his mom. There is more blasters, spaceships, lovey-dovey, some political intrigue.

I mostly enjoyed the series but it started to wear me down. Sci-Fi series just go too dang long for me. There are too many characters to keep track of when spread out over three novels. Wendig has some neat observations about people and their psychology but I cannot recall enough to say what those things were.

The novel does explain why Jakku had all the spaceship wrecks on it in The Force Awakens.

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