Aftermath: Empire’s End is what I’d consider the most hotly anticipated book that been announced. Sure, we’re all curious to see what Timothy Zahn brings to the rebooted Grand Admiral Thrawn character with the novel Thrawn coming in April, but there’s a mystery brewing in Aftermath: Life Debt, regarding what seems to be a secret Imperial research facility on Jakku, and the Emperor excavating or otherwise looking for something special there. It’s all too coincidental that that’s happening on Jakku in the history of Star Wars, and that Rey comes from the very same planet.
On today’s podcast, I’m talking about these and other novels, and also talking about seasons 3 and four of Star Wars Rebels. Have a listen, then share your thoughts in the comments!