We have a blurb...
(May contain minor spoilers)
"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."
There we have it! Our first proper introduction to our next novel and I have to say I'm very intrigued. Firstly, I love the fact that it is built around the prequel trilogy and that both the Separatists and the Republic are mentioned. Secondly, I love that as readers we will have such a vast back story to fall back on as we watch the film in December. From reading this blurb, this book doesn't seem to be just a "filler" ahead of a film but a "must read" for all fans of Star Wars. Let's hope Luceno delivers like we all know he can.
As always, expect a review when I can get my hands on it,