Review: Star Wars Rogue One: Rebel Dossier by Jason Fry

Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier is the latest entry into the voluminous Star Wars bibliography of Jason Fry. This time Fry delves into the filing cabinets (I guess they don’t really have filing cabinets) of Rebel Intelligence for this book that is written as an in-universe collection of memorandum and files on Rebel figures, rogues, and the Empire.

Recommended for ages 9-12 and at 64 pages this hardcover book features full color images and graphics throughout. It makes for a quick read, around 45 minutes cover to cover for me. As with all of Fry’s work it is well crafted in both structure, vocabulary, and content.

The book restates a lot of information we get from the film, but also adds little bits here and there which add knowledge and even incorporates characters that we didn’t see in the such as General Airen Cracken and Hostis Ij an adviser to Mon Mothma who first appeared in Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series.

The best parts of the book are the chance to get into the head all be it briefly of Bail Organa and Mon Mothma in the moments during and before critical events in Rogue One. Oh and in case you were wondering about Galen Erso’s curriculum vitae, yeah you get that as well.

With a list price of $12.99, you can currently (as of 1/2/17) find it on sale at Amazon for $9.52 and at that price it is well worth the price and is a good way to ease someone into the larger world of literature and ancillary material around Rogue One. This book contains just enough bread crumbs to cause the reader to want to explore even more.

 

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