Behold, the cover art for Aftermath, Del Rey’s entry in what’s being called “The Journey to The Force Awakens.” That absolute mouthful is the program involving around 20 novels, comics and children’s activity books releasing this fall in the run-up to the new Star Wars film’s release on Dec. 18.
Written by Chuck Wendig, Aftermath picks up where Return of the Jedi left off, according to StarWars.com:
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?