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Queen’s Peril comes our way 5th May 2020 and author by E.K. Johnston discusses the book with StarWars.com.

StarWars.com: There was a lot of excitement around Queen’s Shadow, especially from fans of the handmaidens and Padmé who feel like these characters have been underserved. What did that mean to you?

E.K. Johnston: The excitement and reception were absolutely amazing. I will never forget turning my phone back on when I landed in Chicago for Celebration and getting texts about the bookstore being sold out…and that was a month and a half after it had been released! It was everything I could have hoped for.

StarWars.com: You’re returning to Padmé with Queen’s Peril. What can you tell us about the book?

E.K. Johnston: I AM SO EXCITED. Broadly put, this was the first Star Wars book I ever pitched, way back in 2014. We had to update it a bit since, you know, there’s a been a bit of Star Wars since then.

It’s Padmé. It’s the first round of handmaidens. It’s Naboo. And a lot of it is giving Quarsh Panaka gray hair. Also, the Trade Federation is probably going to show up and cause problems.

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Star Wars Queen's Peril
  • Hardcover Book
  • Johnston, E. K. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 352 Pages - 05/05/2020 (Publication Date) - Disney Lucasfilm Press (Publisher)