Day 14 – Lyra Erso
Lyra Erso is best known for her role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but her first Star Wars appearance was in Catalyst, the novel prequel to Rogue One. Lyra was a scientist who was the wife of Galen Erso and the mother of Jyn Erso.
While Lyra doesn’t last long in Rogue One (as happens so frequently in Star Wars films that have mothers in them) she makes a strong and memorable impression.
Lyra plays a much, much larger role in Catalyst – which is one of my favorite canon Star Wars novels. Catalyst focuses on the relationship between Lyra, Galen, and Orson Krennic before the events of Rogue One and makes watching (or re-watching) the film even more enjoyable.