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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A great back story build up to Rogue One.
I listened to this then Rogue One after seeing Rogue One in the cinema.. Both Catalyst and Rogue One add a lot of back stroy and detail which could go unoticed in the film. I highly recommend this audio book to anyone who just wants more Erso, Krennic and Tarkin. I hope this release by Apple internationally and not just in the USA bodes well for future Star Wars titles the UK has missed out on in the past. Highly recommended.
Awesome sounds effects, dramatisation and storyline - filled in alot of gaps leading upto rouge one!
A really good audio book.
Very well done with the great background sound effects.
A great filler for the canon of the Star Wars universe and a good setup for Rogue One.
Enjoy this book .. 😄