The official synopsis for the upcoming novel titled “Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel” has been revealed today, where it gives us some pretty big and revealing information regarding several characters from the film, including Jyn and her father Galen, and Director Orson Krennic.
You can check out the official synopsis below via Stitch Kingdom, but some of the info revealed could be considered spoilers:
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.
Reading that synopsis just made me more excited to read “Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel,” as I love the fact that it looks to take place during the Clone Wars, and I’m really intrigued about the history we’re going to learn about Jyn and her family in this book.
“Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel”is scheduled to be released on November 15th, 2016, and I can’t wait to pick it up!