Felicity Jones in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Felicity Jones in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" Facebook/Star Wars

A new excerpt of the prequel novel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” has been released online. The excerpt reveals how Galen Erso had dreams that influenced the design of the Death Star and also gives a major clue about the role he played in making sure the Empire doesn’t always have an upper hand.

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The excerpt of the book “Catalyst” posted on Entertainment Weekly shows how Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) was plagued by a problem while working on the Death Star. However, there was another problem that was in his subconscious mind, but he wasn’t sure what that was. He had kept a dream journal to try and understand what this mysterious problem was.

While Galen was struggling to understand his problems, he turned his attention to his daughter Jyn (Felicity Jones). The character is pained by the fact that he is trapped in his work, which is supposed to help his family. However, his work has taken him away from his family life and he feels guilty about it.

Jyn is busy working on a picture of her favourite bed-time story. The picture may be a clue about how the Death Star in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is designed. The picture shows how the hero enters a castle and takes a stairway down into the ground. If a person goes through the eight levels of the stairway he/she will reach a magical Golden Bowl. This object will give the person power to fly straight up through all the levels and the ceiling of the castle, and fly to the sky beyond and back home.

The report notes how the chapter appears to be explaining the vulnerability of the Death Star that the Rebel Alliance is attempting to uncover in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Did Jyn help her father plan this design flaw to help defeat the Empire?

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