More details have emerged about Aftermath, one of the new novels announced in the run up to The Force Awakens.
Publishers summary follows
The second Death Star is destroyed. The Emperor and his powerful enforcer, Darth Vader, are rumored to be dead. The Galactic Empire is in chaos. Across the galaxy, some systems celebrate, while in others Imperial factions tighten their grip. Optimism and fear reign side by side. And while the Rebel Alliance engages the fractured forces of the Empire, a lone Rebel scout uncovers a secret Imperial meeting…
The message definitely seems to be about an Empire that is down but not out. I do wonder how much crossover there will be with Marvel’s Shattered Empire, but with the new Story Group I’m sure they’ve got it covered.
The novel is the first in a trilogy bridging the gap between films, it will be released on September 4th