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[A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...]
Events that occur before Episode IV: A New Hope.

[Rogue One]

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Rogue One
Alexander Freed
Del Rey

Book story published as:
Hardback Book (2016)
e-Book (2016)
Audio Book (2016)
Paperback Book (2017)

Story also published as:
Film (2016)
Home Video (2017)
Junior Novel (2016)
Comic Book series (2017)
Junior Graphic Novel (2017)

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Review score: 4 / 5]

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate... and a threat that may be too great to overcome.
If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory—if only they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon.
But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy—a monstrous world unto itself—darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire’s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star.

This story occurs immediately before Episode IV: A New Hope.
NB: This story's novelisations and adaptations form part of the Star Wars Saga* only in so far as events depicted within the story do not contradict those seen on screen.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

  • Catalyst by James Luceno
  • Rogue One
  • A New Hope

Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2017:

After reading the info, that TWILIGHT COMPANY'S Alexander Freed is going to adapt ROGUE ONE I was really optimistic (I normally do not look towards film adaptations). Additionally I really liked ALL the ROGUE ONE tie ins (especially GUARDIANS OF THE WHILLS and my new top 5 favorite REBEL RISING), so I really thought, that getting to know Jyns story from birth to death in book form would be perfect.
Freed does not disappoint. The parts we know from the movies are more than competently described, but Freed does not just show us the movie written in words, but brings us the emotions and motivations of all characters closer. There is lots of insight and surprisingly lot of connective tissue with CATALYST and REBEL RISING (in memories and flashbacks which are not in the film). There are also quite insightful files between some chapters, that are like in-universe email exchanges between characters investigating or developing DS1.

Rating: 4 / 5

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