Catalyst (star Wars): A Rogue One Novel by James LucenoCatalyst (star Wars): A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno

Catalyst (star Wars): A Rogue One Novel

byJames Luceno

Hardcover | November 15, 2016

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 the Republic’s 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.
James Luceno is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars novels Tarkin, 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 eb...
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Title:Catalyst (star Wars): A Rogue One NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.1 inPublished:November 15, 2016Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345511492

ISBN - 13:9780345511492

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! Bought this for my husband. He couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Stories other than the popular movies seem interesting.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great I have the 3 original star wars books and found it fulfilling to read them even after watching the movie.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Read Gives insight into the background of characters from Rogue One
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic movie tie If you saw Rouge One and wanted to know more about the relationship between Galen and Krennic this is the book to read. It starts off during the end of the CW and comes to finish up prior to where Rouge One starts off. It was a ton of fun, I loved a lot of the easter eggs they left in here. James Luceno did a great job! Pick this one up for sure!
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! With James Luceno you really can't go wrong. This novel really adds a new level of meaning to Rogue One, and further serves to connect the original and prequal trilogies. Something in here for the new and established Star Wars fan! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it First star wars book & I love it
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read It's a good read that gives insight into the history and motivations of the characters in the movie.
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from star wars , loved it #plumreview its an okay book, however not bad
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for Star Wars Fans A great book, it stands well on its own, but also ties in well to the movie, and makes watching the movie much more rewarding. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Star Wars Fan Will Love It This is a great book for Star Wars Fans, or anyone who's going to see Rogue One. Gives you some great insit into the characters in the film.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! A must read for any Star Wars fan.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Read Reading this book made my viewing experience of Rogue One a lot better!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable. Good lean into the new movie! Can't wait for it!
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad #plumreview Not a bad thing to read while waiting for the new Rogue one movie, but I hope the movie is better.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from prequel to rogue one movie I wanted to read this before the rogue one movie. it gives us important background to main characters in the movie. I liked the star wars characters we get to meet, the locations we visit. But like all prequels we kinda know what going to happen or what has to happen so I have to admit there is no real tension. There are links to the prequels and i suppose rebels on TV. and some techinical details about the big thing on the cover. I wouldnt say its required reading before the movie you could probably get up to speed watching the trailers
Date published: 2016-12-02