Friday, February 2, 2018

Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel

29662066From Goodreads:    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 their 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.

My Thoughts:

-    This is my first canon Star Wars novel! Woo! I've decided to read them all, and it feels good to have one finished. 

-    The book was really slow and really dry, but when I wasn't reading, I wanted to be reading. The book kept calling to me. 

-    I found a lot of things interesting, and I really liked getting to know the characters, especially the Erso family. It was good to get background on Rogue One characters. 

-    I was surprised that this took place at the end of the Clone Wars and the beginning of the Empire. It was interesting to see the civilian side of things during this transition. People were scared, but they wanted to trust in their government.

-    I liked getting background on the research and everything that went into building the Death Star. Wow! It is amazing that the Empire finished building it, let alone how fast they did it. 


  1. I’m glad you’re loving these. I can’t think of a time a long boring book made me want it o read it.

  2. Interesting. Even though the book seems slow and dry, knowing about the Erso family and some of the Rogue One characters seems like it would be cool.