#115 - Queen's Shadow Review
Padmé Amidala Naberrie is a woman of strong character and unwavering leadership, yet her tragic end betrays much of what we came to love about this powerful queen in The Phantom Menace. E.K. Johnston’s new novel, Queen’s Shadow, seeks to recover much of what we loved about Amidala as she transitions from elected queen to Naboo’s representative in the Galactic Senate. We discuss what the book does to add to Padmé and her handmaiden’s legacy, how our expectations were subverted, and why the unassuming, episodic structure of the book is by far its biggest asset. We greatly enjoyed this novel and we hope you enjoy our review!