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  • Published: 29 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784750060
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

Star Wars: Catalyst

A Rogue One Novel




Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lauded Star Wars author James Luceno returns to pen an intense tale of ambition and betrayal that sets the stage for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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.

  • Pub date: 29 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784750060
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

James Luceno

James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars novels Darth Plagueis, Millennium Falcon, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader, Cloak of Deception, and Labyrinth of Evil, as well as the New Jedi Order novels Agents of Chaos I: Hero’s Trial and Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse, The Unifying Force, and the eBook Darth Maul: Saboteur. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife and youngest child.

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Praise for Star Wars: Catalyst

“Filled with pace”

Huffington Post

“the perfect handover to Rogue One”

SFX

“A captivating tale”

The Flickering Myth

“An interesting story, and is a solid addition to the Star Wars Book shelf…There is a deep value to this book”

Astromech Journal

“You simply have to read this book”

Star Wars Codex

“Whatever type of Star Wars fan you may be, Catalyst is a great read”

The BookBeard

“A brilliant prequel novel”

Clone Corridor

“An absolutely essential prologue to Rogue One. If I had to recommend a Star Wars book to film fans that have yet to venture into the canon, it would definitely be this one”

Accio Reviews

“an excellent complement to Rogue One…an enjoyable explanation of some of the key dynamics in Rogue One”

SciFi Bulletin


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