Star Wars: Queen’s Hope Tells More About Padmé
Author E.K. Johnston has done a real service for those of us Star Wars who wanted to learn more about Luke and Leia’s mom – Queen Padmé Amidala.
E.K.’s first two books, Queen’s Shadow and Queen’s Peril, brought more and more to the table, giving valuable insight into Padmé’s world, her friends, and her hopes.
The new book Queen’s Hope, due November 2, will return to The Clone Wars.
Padmé Returns In Queen’s Hope
In her new book, Queen’s Hope, author E.K. Johnston will complete her trilogy exploring Padmé’s life during her early years on the senate floor, on the throne of Naboo, and ultimately entangled with Anakin Skywalker, Jedi General, during a dark time in the galaxy’s history. While Anakin excels at leading the clone soldiers on battlefronts across the galaxy, Padmé is horrified by the repercussions left behind on war-torn planets. Although the peace-loving senator is still an active member of the Galactic Republic’s lawmakers, she employs her loyal handmaiden, Sabé, when duty calls her to a secret mission that forces her double to serve the senate for an extended period, witnessing the war from the political arena.
However, Baver went further in her preview, interviewing Johnston and discussing the author’s approach to writing such pivotal tales.
Q & A with E.K. Johnston
Finally, here is one question from the Q & A….
This is your third time revisiting Padmé! How has your process evolved as you prepare to sit down and write this character again?
Coming back to Padmé for a third time was like three more times than I ever thought I was going to get. Every time I come in to write a Padmé novel, it’s exciting, it’s a little bit terrifying, and this one was the most daunting because it’s the war book. It’s the book where things start to fall apart…
The interview and E.K. Johnston’s Star Wars books are very much worth your time.