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.
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Well, if your like me and have 35+ Star Wars books in your library...the only thing that lights my listening world are 'new' books being released considering the whole Expanded Universe is null and void...So with that being said:
James Luceno can definitely write! His talent was one of only two reasons I 'Forced' myself to continue listening. Second reason for listening is the incredible voice talent of Jonathan Davis. ( Be sure to pick up Jules Vern's "Around the world in 80 days" Jonathan's kills it) I'm a huge fan of Mark Thompson's narration, Jonathan is a close second. He pronounces these names the way they should be: Coruscant, Twi'lek and Sabacc. I always cringe when some narraters do it differently, for example... Cora'scant...that drives me nuts!
Aside from those two points....yawn...really? Back in school listening to the developement of the Imperials 'secret' weapon...the image of the book is a big clue.
All I can say is it finally dawned on me that Jyn Erso better be in "Rogue One" in the upcoming film.
So whew, upon a google search,she definitely is, so that almost made this whole epic tale worth listening to.