The official prequel novel for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits shelves next week, titled “Star Wars: Catalyst.” It tells the story of how the Erso family, specifically Jyn and Galen, end up in the crosshairs of the Empire and more-so Director Orson Krennic. There is also another novel that will delve deeper into things on the same day that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters, with the same title as the movie. You can pre-order either or both at the bottom of this post!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novel synopsis:
“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.”
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story eBook hits digital devices on December 16th!
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Hardcover) hits shelves on January 3rd of 2017!
Star Wars: Catalyst hits shelves on November 15th!