By Chuck Wendig
The second one demise celebrity has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down. Devastating blows opposed to the Empire, and significant victories for the insurgent Alliance. however the conflict for freedom is way from over.
As the Empire reels from its severe defeats on the conflict of Endor, the insurgent Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its virtue by means of weeding out the enemy's scattered forces earlier than they could regroup and retaliate. yet above the distant planet Akiva, an ominous express of the enemy's energy is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance undertaking, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial megastar Destroyers assemble like birds of prey circling for a kill, yet is taken captive earlier than he can report to the hot Republic leaders.
Meanwhile, at the planet's floor, former insurgent fighter Norra Wexley has lower back to her local world—war weary, able to reunite along with her estranged son, and desirous to construct a brand new existence in a few far-off position. but if Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles's pressing misery name, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter isn't really but over. What she doesn't be aware of is simply how shut the enemy is—or how decisive and unsafe her new project will be.
Determined to maintain the Empire's energy, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. yet they haven't reckoned at the Norra and her newfound allies—her technical genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector—who are ready to do no matter what they have to to finish the Empire's oppressive reign as soon as and for all.
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So this is love! “Pssst,” I whispered, making a forbidden peep. ” There was no answer, but, since Eve hadn’t said anything to me all evening, I couldn’t take the silence as evidence either that she was awake or that she was asleep. I can’t imagine what I might have dared to say or ask had I known which one it was. When I woke up in the morning, Eve was gone. But I could still smell her mother’s perfume. After putting on my New Year’s Eve party hat and Eskimo mukluks, I went to see what was going on in the house.
Wiener would be sure to announce that she had to go out but she’d be back soon. And then, after telling us to be good and to help ourselves to the | 33 pitcher of cherry Kool-Aid in the icebox and the graham crackers in the cupboard in the butler’s pantry, she would hurry off on foot, never taking the car to wherever it was she went. Clover always insisted that I follow her up to her room to say hello to her dolls: Posie, Toodles, Tiny Terry, Mufﬁe, Sweet Sue, Baby Baby, Pretty Pinky, and Little Mermaid.
The actress’s perfume fragranced my room deliciously. It was the odor of adult women who were loved by grown men and loved them in return. ” And then, for the ﬁrst time since she had arrived at my house, I ﬁnally heard Eve’s voice. “I love you,” she said as her mother rose and walked out of the room, leaving the door just slightly ajar. I wished I were an adult at the party downstairs. I wanted to be drinking champagne, eating rum babas, smoking cigarettes, telling stories 26 | that made perfumed women laugh so hard that tears rolled down their cheeks.