Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel (Unabridged) Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel (Unabridged)

Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.2 • 98 Ratings
    • $16.99

    • $16.99

Publisher Description

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 entire galaxy.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Jonathan Davis
hr min
November 15
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

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Don’t Waste Your Time

Having listened to two other novels by James Luceno, Darth Plagueis and The Rise of Darth Vader, my expectations were way too high. This was the definition of a let-down. Do yourself a favor and avoid this novel.

**Update: After another listen two years later, I’m coming back to increase my rating from 1 to 3 stars. First time I was seeking more action, which is the main reason behind my original disappointment. This time, I came after rewatching the Rogue One movie as a refresher to the plot and found myself enjoying it more this time around. Lore-intensive, this story was well-written and included many moments that I found intriguing. Although this did lack the typical Star Wars action, I found it to be enriching in the politics and character-building sides of things.

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