Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition
The official novelization of the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring a band of rebels on a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.
This Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition contains an exclusive movie photo insert featuring 8 pages of thrilling photos from the brand new movie.
I loved Rogue One. This novelization actually improves upon its source material. It fleshes out and clarifies some character motivations & intentions. Freed infuses each of the characters with
more personality: Jyn's driving need to find something to believe in and her complicated abandonment issues about both her fathers; Cassian’s guilt over actions he has done in the name of the
rebellion; Chirrut strength and knowledge as a Guardian of the Whills along with his connection to Baze; the effect of Jehda’s destruction through the eyes of nameless citizens as well as Baze;
Bodhi’s life before and after meeting Galen Erso.
The best novelizations contribute to their films rather than just being a shallow money-grabbing tie-in (almost anything recently written by Alan Dean Foster). The snippets of scenes that ended up on the cutting room floor are intriguing. While I would have like a little more time developing the relationship between Cassian and Jyn, particularly in the last chapter when their mission is finally over, all-in-all this is a fantastic book with strong characters and a gripping storyline. This book is about the characters and how the Rebellion has affected them, a completely new layer in the franchise, which serves to grey the line between the Rebellion versus Empire. Both organizations have hurt people in the name of their causes.
I am so excited to read more books by Freed. Just as Rogue One’s director should do every subsequent Star Wars film, Alexander Freed should do every subsequent movie novelization. I loved these characters even more.
Just released December 2016: "The Forgotten" volume 2 "Heir of the Heretic"
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse