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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Go beyond the film with a novelization featuring new scenes and expanded material.

As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome.

If the worlds at the Empire’s mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire’s military; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory—if only they can capture the plans to the Empire’s new weapon.

But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy—a monstrous world unto itself—darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire’s brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star.

Praise for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

“One of the best movie adaptations yet.”Cinelinx

Rogue One bridged characters and elements of the prequels and original Star Wars trilogy in a visually stunning ride, but there are even more rich details hiding in the film’s novelization, [which] reveals and expands with inner monologues and character insights, political knots, and nuance.”—The Daily Dot

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization deepens a tale of hope. . . . [Jyn Erso] proves to be even more fascinating here than she was in the movie.”—New York Daily News

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
December 16
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

MikeTheCoolMan ,

Excellent Read

I have read many books in my life, and this one, especially as a Star Wars fan, is one of the best I have read. I decided to read this novel before seeing the movie, and think now I will enjoy the film even more than if not. The novel gave a sense of emotion, and view of a characters thoughts, which is usually missing from most fast paced films. I expect Rogue One the movie to be a very fast special effects filled film, but with less of the emotions, fears, and imaginations of characters portrayed so wonderfully in words. I have nothing negative to say. Only positive recommendations. Every Star Wars fan should read and see Rogue One. May the Force be with you.


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