I had mixed feelings about the first book in the Aftermath trilogy, but Life Debt really delivered.
Chuck Wendig’s brilliantly brings together Star Wars elements both old and new to continue telling his story in a galaxy far, far away.
This book could almost stand independently of the first, which is definitely a strength. Though my investment in the characters primarily came from reading Aftermath.
Norra Wexley and her ragtag crew are off bagging and tagging Imperial targets for the fledgling New Republic. Leia Organa–still somewhat a political maveric, despite her central role in the Rebellion ‘s victory–enlists Norra and her team to find her lost husband. Han is desperately seeking a way to find Chewbacca, as the latter was taken due to a bad tip on a potential path toward liberating the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk.
Meanwhile, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane and the mysterious Gallius Rax are conspiring to revivify the Empire. Whether or not their aims coincide remains to be seen.