The way I feel about this book is sort of the same way I would feel about a textbook?
Hey! We finally, almost, kind of, sort of(?) liked a book! A 2.6 out of whatever is better than our last two books, so you should listen to this podcast for that lukewarm positivity alone. Luckily we have two big Star Wars fans, Bryan & Aubrey, to help guide Justin through what a Yoda is and if Ewoks are considered little Chewbaccas. Neither of those scenarios come up, but I’m sure they would be able to help Justin with that if the occasion were to arise.
My two cents: There are better Star Wars novels and comics out there. If you’re starved for new content before Episode VII, I don’t think this will fill that void. The interludes are worth it if you’re already a big Star Wars fan, but won’t due much for people who are just jumping into the expanded universe if they’ve only watched the movies. As for the characters, to steal a headline from Ben Kuchera of Polygon, “Star Wars: Aftermath’s most interesting characters are its self-loathing totalitarians”.
Cast: Justin, Aubrey, and Bryan
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