As the shadows of the Empire loom ever larger across the galaxy, so do deeply troubling rumors. The Rebellion has learned of a sinister Imperial plot to bring entire worlds to their knees. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a machine of unimaginable destructive power is nearing completion. A weapon too terrifying to contemplate . . . and a threat that may be too great to overcome.
If the worlds at the Empire's mercy stand any chance, it lies with an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a war-weary rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire's military; Chirrut Imwe, a blind holy man and his crack-shot companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, a deadly Imperial droid turned against its former masters. In their hands rests the new hope that could turn the tide toward a crucial Rebellion victory--if only they can capture the plans to the Empire's new weapon.
But even as they race toward their dangerous goal, the specter of their ultimate enemy--a monstrous world unto itself--darkens the skies. Waiting to herald the Empire's brutal reign with a burst of annihilation worthy of its dreaded name: Death Star. @goodreads
I got the movie for my birthday and loved it so much. I found out there was a novelization and immediately bought it as my own birthday present. I'm so glad I did, it was so freaking good. It was like watching the movie for the third time. This book also came with beautiful pictures around the middle of the book. I'm not sure if that was the BN Special Edition stuff or what, I just know I loved it.
I love the character of Jyn, she ends up being bad to the bone and so strong. When she was little the jerk, Krennic came to their farm and killed Jyn's mother and took her father to build the Death Star.
Jyn was hidden and eventually found and raised until she was 16 by Saw Gerrera.
Anyway, jump ahead some and Jyn is out getting into trouble, well, depends on what you think is trouble. She gets caught and put in a prison but gets saved by some rebel forces. This is where Cassian comes in and I loved him too. But K-2SO is my favorite! He's the droid =)
They inform Jyn that she is going to get them in to see Saw because they think he has some information from her father.
When they get to Jedha they end up fighting some storm troopers and it turns out Jyn is a damn good fighter! =)
K-2 puts in his two cents as well.
They also met up with a couple of new friends that end up going with them. Chirrut, the blind man and his buddy Baze. Chirrut may be blind but he can hold his own.
Actually, he takes out half of the storm troopers himself. Hell yes!
Then they get to Saw and everyone else is put in a cell while he talks to Jyn. He shows her a hologram thing of her father and he tells her he put a fails safe in the Death Star for her to destroy. He says some other stuff and it's really sad for Jyn. I teared up, cause that's what I do.
Then the crew pick up the pilot, Bodhi, who brought the info to Saw. They all have to make a hasty retreat because the jerks blasted them from The Death Star.
Some stuff happens and Jyn's father dies and she only gets to talk to him for a few minutes. I cried again.
Then the crew try to get the Rebellion to listen to Jyn and help them get the plans for destroying The Death Star which is in the Citadel Tower on Scarif. Well, they don't believe her since she didn't have the little thing from her father to show them. I think they were just wimping out.
So, Jyn, the crew and a rag tag band of rebels decide they will just do it on their own. Talk about some balls people.
The group are supposed to cause distractions while, Jyn, Cassian and K-2SO sneak in and try and get the information disc thing.
All I can say is it is seriously sad, but they did what they set out to do.
SUPPLEMENTAL DATA: SUNSET PRAYER
[Document #JP0103 ("Sunset Prayer of the Guardians of the Whills:), recovered from the outskirts of NiJedha: provenance uncertain.]
In darkness, cold.
In light, cold.
The old sun brings no heat.
But there is heat in breath and life.
In life, there is the Force.
In the Force, there is life.
And the Force is eternal
But, there is always Hope . . .
. . . and Lord Vadar!