Inferno Squad: Star Wars Announces Rogue One Followup Novel

An upcoming Star Wars novel, Inferno Squad will continue the Rogue One Story

Lucasfilm revealed today a new Star Wars tie in that is set to continue the Rogue One story from a different perspective. Inferno Squad, written by Christie Golden, will be released July 25 and will follow an elite Imperial squad and their mission following the Rebellion’s successful theft of the Death Star plans.

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Inferno Squad‘s official description reads as follows:

The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad. After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire — no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?

Rogue One, released in theaters late last year, has passed a billion dollars at the global box office. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Mads Mikkelsen, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Alan TudykRiz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, and Ben Mendelsohn.

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