Catalyst - A Rogue One Novel
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Catalyst - A Rogue One Novel


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.

Title:Catalyst - A Rogue One Novel
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages

    Catalyst - A Rogue One Novel Reviews

  • Bookworm Sean
    Dec 22, 2016

    I’m going to see the new Star Wars film tomorrow (Yay!) so I’ve been storming through this to get myself ready for it. Has anyone seen it yet? Is it any good? Here, though, James Luceno has done w...

  • Bil
    Dec 22, 2016

    A good prequel to Rogue One. Less action-packed and more deliberate than the other Star Wars canons, Catalyst, as the title suggests, revolves around the events that sparked the creation of a galactic...

  • Bria
    Nov 15, 2016

    Lyra Erso is the hero we all deserve and someone should just stab Krennic. Full review on Tosche Station:

  • TS Chan
    Dec 27, 2016

    Update: I really liked the movie. It's thematically appropriate and makes A New Hope and the Battle of Yavin so much more meaningful and poignant. ----------------------------------Good enough to warr...

  • Holly the Infinite Book Dragon
    Dec 06, 2016

    I'm encouraged to learn that your brain remains in working order.Okay. OKAY. As if I wasn't excited enough already for Rogue One, then you have to throw in a novel that just so happens to be the prequ...

  • Alejandro
    Nov 30, 2016

    Pointless prelude to “Rogue One”. ONE ROLL CALL OF ROGUES Without a quick victory, the galaxy could die a slow death. This canon novel is the prelude to the events in the Rogue One incoming fil...

  • Holden Johnson
    Dec 23, 2016

    Great prequel novel to Rogue One the movie. James Luceno is a master at writing in the star wars universe. My rating of 4/5 stars is solely for two reasons. The writing and characters. The story itsel...

  • Shane Phillips
    Nov 18, 2016

    Listen don't read this book. Every Star Wars books has fantastic sound effects. Do the audiobook with headphones to get the most out of them. Catalyst is a great prelude to the movie, opening Dec 16, ...

  • Scott Rhee
    Dec 30, 2016

    Without giving a rather lengthy explanation, I have not seen “Rogue One” yet. I have every intention to see it in theaters, but I simply haven’t had the opportunity: I'll just leave it at that. ...

  • Donna
    Jan 06, 2017

    I listened to the audio and I say this every time when I listen to a Star Wars audiobook (and I'll say it again).....I love the sound effects. This is kind of fun, even though most of sounds were of a...