Catalyst

Catalyst

A Rogue One Novel

Book - 2016
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War is tearing the galaxy apart. For years the Republic and the Separatists have battled across the stars, each building more and more deadly technology in an attempt to win the war. As a member of Chancellor Palpatine's top secret Death Star project, Orson Krennic is determined to develop a superweapon before their enemies can. And an old friend of Krennic's, the brilliant scientist Galen Erso, could be the key. Galen's energy-focused research has captured the attention of both Krennic and his foes, making the scientist a crucial pawn in the galactic conflict. But after Krennic rescues Galen, his wife, Lyra, and their young daughter, Jyn, from Separatist kidnappers, the Erso family is deeply in Krennic's debt. Krennic then offers Galen an extraordinary opportunity: to continue his scientific studies with every resource put utterly at his disposal. While Galen and Lyra believe that his energy research will be used purely in altruistic ways, Krennic has other plans that will finally make the Death Star a reality. Trapped in their benefactor's tightening grasp, the Ersos must untangle Krennic's web of deception to save themselves and the galaxy itself.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Del Rey,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780345511492
Characteristics: 330 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: At head of title: Star Wars

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Jul 28, 2017

This should have been required reading for anyone going to see Rouge One. I'm so glad I read before seeing the movie! It really opened up the story and gave me some pretty great context and inside knowledge on a lot of key characters, events and references.

I love what the Disney/Star Wars team is doing these days! Everything is so well connected and explained. Books like this are huge bonuses to fans.

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