No idea what we’re talking about? Let us explain: Force Friday is “the highly-anticipated midnight release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, gadgets, and more — is almost here. It will be the world’s first chance to own official product celebrating the next installment of the Star Wars saga.'”
Technically it’s a made-up nerd holiday. But exciting nonetheless!
We think it’s safe to assume you’ve heard (one, twice, or dozens of times) that the new Star Wars movie is coming out this December… Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
(Don’t worry, we’re getting to how this relates to books)
Since this new movie takes place a few decades after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (the one with the Ewoks) there’s a large gap in time to fill. So, books to the rescue! Force Friday also marks the launch of the new novel Star Wars: Aftermath. It’s a new Star Wars book that takes place in the many years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. So after the good guys win (and the Ewoks have their dance party), this book follows their journey in the ‘aftermath’ of the rebels victory. And all the favorites make an appearance (Han Solo and Chewbacca included).
So, if you have a Star Wars fan in your life (as some of us Bookly authors do), they might be interested in this new release so they can brush up on all the galaxy events before December arrives.
Click here for Entertainment Weekly’s latest interview with Author Chuck Wendig. And may the force be with you!