Rogue One was a thoroughly entertaining film that introduced a heap of fantastic new characters into our beloved Star Wars universe.
I was thrilled to learn that Baze Malbus and Chirrut Imwe were getting their own book written by Greg Rucka. My body craved more information on this dynamic duo.
The title of the book “Guardians of the Whills” piqued my interest further. Who were this mysterious religious order? More importantly, who were these ancient force beings known as the “Whills” that long predate the Jedi?
The book doesn’t really answer a lot of those questions but it’s still an enjoyable (albeit very quick) read.
Greg Rucka really nailed the dialogue between the two main characters in a way that seemed very natural and believable.
I enjoyed how the book highlights the differences (and parallels) in ideology between rebels and extremists.
The book is categorized at the young adult reading level and it’s short so you can bang it off in just a few hours of reading.
The tale was straightforward and focused on a rescue mission. It was nice to get some background on the motivations of these two characters and also any little bits of new information (such as the origins of Baze’s cool gun).
Rogue One: Catalyst is still my favourite Rogue One book but Guardians of the Whills now slides in at number two.
p.s. We still don't know if Baze and Chirrut are a "couple" though the book does indicate that they live together ;)
Cosmic Rating: 8/10