Star Wars novel Aftermath is set after the events of Return of the Jedi.
Now some of the contents of the first chapter is here.
“Our rebellion is over. But the war … the war is just beginning,” says Admiral Ackbar.
This prelude begins where the world's celebrating the demise of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vador. The setting takes place exactly where you see the crowd celebrating while knocking down the Emperors statue.
“And then: The whooping of klaxons. Red lights strobe. Three airspeeders swoop down from the traffic lanes above—Imperial police. Red-and- black helmets. The glow of their lights reflected back in their helmets. There comes no warning. No demand to stand down. The laser cannons at the fore of each airspeeder open fire. Red bolts sear the air. The crowd is cut apart. Bodies dropped and stitched with fire.”
The story focuses on Wedge Antilles who is suspects that the Empire is regrouping in the Outer Rim territories.
“Wedge told Ackbar, Mon Mothma: ‘Could be that’s where they are again. Hiding out there.’ Ackbar said that it made some sense. After all, didn’t Mustafar hold some importance to the Imperial leadership? Rumors said that’s where Vader took some of the Jedi long ago. Torturing them for information before their execution.”
Wedge goes to the planet called Akiva. Where his suspicions are confirmed.
Aftermath is out on September 4th 2015.