If you’re anything like me, the first thing you want to do after you’ve seen an amazing movie is immerse yourself in that world. Watch everything, read everything, devour everything. I go through that cycle with each new Star Wars film, and with Rogue One it’s no different. I love the movie, so I want to soak in all there is to know. The best way to do that is to read! Fortunately, there’s no shortage of Star Wars related books.
One of the tie-ins to Rogue One is Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry. While intended for a younger audience (ages 9-12), Rebel Dossier can be appreciated by any Star Wars fan of any age. It’s a fast read, but it’s also a resource you can revisit time and again. I plan on seeing Rogue One again (naturally), and I always find reference materials like this only enrich my subsequent viewings.
Rebel Dossier is exactly what it sounds like — and collection of intel, schematics, and top-secret information on agents of the Rebellion. This particular Dossier is dedicated to the members of Operation Fracture, the mission to locate Imperial scientist Galen Erso and find out any information on the secret weapon — a rumored planet-killer — the Empire is about to unleash on the galaxy.
The book features correspondence between high-level members of the Rebellion, such as Mon Mothma and Bail Organa. Some detail the tenuous nature of the Rebellion, in keeping with what we see in Rogue One. Everything hinges on this mission being a success, to bring Galen Erso before the Rebel leadership for testimony on the nature of the deadly weapon he created for the Empire and how best to bring about its destruction.
The book also has valuable intel necessary for rescuing Jyn Erso from an Imperial prison, finding an Imperial defector, the pilot Bodhi Rook, and locating Saw Gerrera with the hope of bringing him back under the umbrella of the Rebellion. Profiles of the targets, locales, team members, and schematics are included. At only 64 pages, Rebel Dossier is surprisingly informative and gives constructive insight into the Rebellion.
The layout of the book is clear and easy to follow, and it is fully illustrated. The color palette is in the vein of Rogue One, making you feel even more absorbed into that world. I’m a big fan of Star Wars reference books, and Rebel Dossier is a fine — and fun — addition to the lot!
Thank you to Disney Lucasfilm Press for providing a copy of this book for review purposes.Powered by Sidelines