Star Wars announces new novel 'Inferno Squad' picking up after 'Rogue One'

Posted at 1:51 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 14:35:13-05

Star Wars has announced an all-new novel called 'Inferno Squad' which picks up immediately following the events of "Rogue One," which was released in December.

According to, there are still many details to come regarding the book, but it will be written by Christie Golden and released on July 25.

The official book description reads: 

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?