The book is the first of two sequels to November’s Aftermath, the first post-Return of the Jedi novel in the new canon. It proved to be somewhat controversial due to a delightful variety of factors. Wendig has particularly come under fire for his willingness to address people angry about the book having gay characters.
Still, for that that, Aftermath debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list, and I dug it.
Having the Millennium Falcon on the cover doubles down on the assumption that this book will expand on and continue the Han Solo and Chewbacca interlude from Aftermath. Wendig has confirmed that trilogy will continue to follow the first book’s main characters.
Life Debt is due out May 31, 2016. The third novel in the trilogy, Empire’s End, is expected to drop in 2017.