I read the first Aftermath book in less than a day during DragonCon in 2015. Needless to say, I don’t remember that much about it. I was going to reread it at some point, but never did. I did give it a 4 but my blurb here was a bit less enthusiastic. So idk.
Overall, I liked Life Debt. I think I liked it more than Aftermath. I still really like the main characters – Norra, Temmin, Jas, and Sinjir. I don’t remember Jom from Aftermath, but I guess he joined them at some point because he wasn’t really introduced in Life Debt. He was pretty cool, though. I liked him and Jas together. Temmin was weird – sometimes he seems like an older teen and every intelligent and responsible, but then other times he seems like a 9 year old. It’s hard to pin an age on him.
I LOVED spending time with original trilogy characters. I really liked all the Leia parts of the book and enjoyed spending time with Han and Chewie. I definitely yelled “HAAAAN SOOOOLOOO” in my best Maz Kanata voice the first time he showed up. And Wedge. Dear sweet Wedge. I just want that man to be happy. Is that too much to ask?
I liked all the politics, but at time found the Imperial side of it trying. I didn’t really like Rax and didn’t feel like he was a great mastermind or whatever that warranted Sloane’s fear.
So yeah, I liked it and look forward to the third book in the trilogy.