I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the STAR WARS: QUEEN’S HOPE by E.K. Johnston Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
Title: STAR WARS: QUEEN’S HOPE
Author: E.K. Johnston
Pub. Date: April 5, 2022
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org
E.K. Johnston is back again to tell more of Padmé Amidala’s story, filling in gaps in the prequel trilogy this time against the backdrop of the Clone Wars. Star Wars: Queen’s Hope is the third in a not quite linear series that digs deeper into the prequel era with particular focus on Padmé and those close to her.
If you haven’t read the previous books, you could theoretically jump in here and read the others as prequels. The books jump around but the story – especially the parts focusing on the relationship of Padmé and her former handmaidens – are easy to pick up on. The rest of the story, of course, is easy enough to follow if you’re familiar with the prequels. Queen’s Hope is no different but the focus turns to the Clone Wars, Padmé’s secret marriage to Anakin, and more. It’s a prefect end to this informal trilogy that’s given Padmé the respect and attention her character deserves. I’d take half a dozen more books
About the Book
A peace-loving senator faces a time of war in another thrilling Padmé Amidala adventure from the author of the New York Times best-sellers Queen’s Peril and Queen’s Shadow!
Padmé is adjusting to being a wartime senator during the Clone Wars. Her secret husband, Anakin Skywalker, is off fighting the war, and excels at being a wartime Jedi. In contrast, when Padmé gets the opportunity to see the casualties on the war-torn front lines, she is horrified. The stakes have never been higher for the galaxy, or for the newly-married couple.
Meanwhile, with Padmé on a secret mission, her handmaiden Sabé steps into the role of Senator Amidala, something no handmaiden has done for an extended period of time. While in the Senate, Sabé is equally horrified by the machinations that happen there. She comes face to face with a gut-wrenching decision as she realizes that she cannot fight a war this way, not even for Padmé.
And Chancellor Palpatine hovers over it all, manipulating the players to his own ends…
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About E.K. Johnston
E.K. Johnston had several jobs and one vocation before she became a published writer. If she’s learned anything, it’s that things turn out weird sometimes, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Well, that and how to muscle through awkward fanfic because it’s about a pairing she likes.You can follow her on Twitter (@ek_johnston) to learn more about Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, on Tumblr (ekjohnston) if you’re just here for the pretty pictures, or online at ekjohnston.ca.
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