New ‘Star Wars: Inferno Squad’ Novel Announced

What happens when the Empire gets pissed off? They call in the Inferno Squad.

A new Star Wars novel was announced today by Lucasfilm titled, Star Wars: Inferno Squad , set in the aftermath of the events that transpired in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 

The story will focus on a group on elite stormtroopers who are tasked with hunting down the surviving members of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Written by Christie Golden, Star Wars: Inferno Squad will hit bookshelves on July 25th.

Below is the official preview synopsis.
 
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?