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Star Wars: Rogue One Is Getting A Sequel Novel

You may want to take a seat for this reveal.

The latest installment to the epic space saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, pulled fans with a fierce magnetism, lovable characters (lookin' at you K-2SO), and a storyline that featured heart, humor, and realistic triumph. For many, it was a film that wonderfully stood on its own amongst the many other Star Wars tales, so much so that many begged for a more immediate sequel. A hero comes in author Christie Golden, who will pen Inferno Squad, a forthcoming novel set after Rogue One's happenings. The novel will release on July 25.

Announced on StarWars.com (via IGN), the Golden-written novel will focus on a squad (how fitting!) determined to put an end to Saw Gerrera's remaining Partisans following Rogue One's intense, climactic events. Additionally, the Star Wars Twitter account joined in the announcement celebration, tweeting that the new novel begins "immediately after" Rogue One.

The teaser-y site statement promises that the novel will show just "how angry" the Empire can get when Rebel forces attempt to dupe them. StarWars.com also included Inferno Squad's official synopsis and temporary working cover.Check the full summary and a sneak peek of the cover below:

"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?"

While this news does have us giddy with geeky glee, it isn't the only book that accompanies Rogue One. Other written projects include the prequel novel Rogue One: Catalyst written by James Luceno and a film-based book (it even shares the same name) by Alexander Freed, one that extends the universe with "new scenes and expanded material."

Inferno Squad's July 25 unveiling is still a while away. In the meantime, revisit Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by seeing what that ending really meant, uncovering some Easter eggs you may not have noticed, or even diving into the untold truth behind the film.