An exciting adventure about two of the brave heroes from the smash hit movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! On the desert world of Jedha, in the Holy City, friends Baze and Chirrut used to be Guardians of the Whills, who looked after the Kyber Temple and the devoted pilgrims who worshipped there. Then the Empire came and took over the planet. The temple was destroyed and the people scattered. Now Baze and Chirrut do what they can to resist the Empire and protect the people of Jedha, but it never seems to be enough. Then a man named Saw Gerrera arrives, with a militia of his own and grand plans to take down the Empire. It seems like the perfect way for Baze and Chirrut to make a real difference and help the people of Jedha live better lives. But will it come at too great a cost?
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Everything I'd hoped it would be
When I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, I'd hoped we might get some literary fiction involving these particular characters. I'm glad we did, and I hope there's more to come. This was a fun, quick read. I only hope if we do get more, the novel is more substantial. These heroes certainly deserve it.
A good short story
The book tells an interesting story, it doesn't answer any questions about who the Guardians were, and what they did. It also throws out a bunch of various religious sects with nothing to distinguish one for the other. This book is just an adventure story involving Baze and Chirrut.