Jyn Erso “Rebel Rising” book out in May

They’ll be a new Star Wars young adult novel released in early May “Rebel Rising”, written by Beth Revis, will tell the story of a younger Jyn Erso when she was still fighting with Saw Gerrera.

The official synopsis is below:

When Jyn Erso was five years old, her mother was murdered and her father taken from her to serve the Empire. But despite the loss of her parents she is not completely alone—Saw Gerrera, a man willing to go to any extremes necessary in order to resist Imperial tyranny, takes her in as his own, and gives her not only a home but all the abilities and resources she needs to become a rebel herself.

Jyn dedicates herself to the cause—and the man. But fighting alongside Saw and his people brings with it danger and the question of just how far Jyn is willing to go as one of Saw’s soldiers. When she faces an unthinkable betrayal that shatters her world, Jyn will have to pull the pieces of herself back together and figure out what she truly believes in…and who she can really trust.

The canon books are doing a good job of answering some questions the films don’t have time to go into. There was clearly deep history between Jyn and Saw that the film glossed over, so it’s going to be good to get some context on why their meeting was so strained in Rogue One

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