A new Star Wars young adult novel was announced today entitled “Rebel Rising.” The book will showcase Jyn’s backstory, specifically her time with Saw Gerrera and his Rebels.
Check out the official description of the novel:
“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.
Ever since we heard that Jyn was a part of Saw’s Rebels and then abandoned, I wanted to see or read a backstory; this way we get even more depth into Jyn and Saw’s characters. The book will also feature Jyn’s life after Saw dumps her. You can read a excerpt from the novel HERE. The novel is written by Beth Revis and will be available on May 2nd.