Movies & TV / News

Rogue One to Receive Followup Novel Inferno Squad

February 17, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

Lucasfilm revealed today that the new film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going to receive a followup novel that will pick up events immediately after the hit 2016 film. The new novel is called Inferno Squad, and it’s written by Christie Golden.

The novel follows an elite Imperial squad and their mission after the events of Rogue One and A New Hope. More details will be released on the book later on. Here’s an official synopsis:

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? Inferno Squad versus the Partisans? Sounds like a classic Star Wars battle in the making.

The novel is due out on July 25. You can also check out some early cover artwork below.