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Queen's Peril When Fourteen Year Old Padm Naberrie Wins The Election For Queen Of Naboo, She Adopts The Name Amidala And Leaves Her Family To The Rule From The Royal Palace To Keep Her Safe And Secure, She Ll Need A Group Of Skilled Handmaidens Who Can Be Her Assistants, Confidantes, Defenders, And Decoys Each Girl Is Selected For Her Particular Talents, But It Will Be Up To Padm To Unite Them As A Group When Naboo Is Invaded By Forces Of The Trade Federation, Queen Amidala And Her Handmaidens Will Face The Greatest Test Of Themselves, And Of Each Other Read ✓ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk She Adopts The Name Amidala And Leaves Her Family To The Rule From The Royal Palace To Keep Her Safe And Secure !!> Read ➶ On His Naughty List ➺ Author Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk She Ll Need A Group Of Skilled Handmaidens Who Can Be Her Assistants Read ➭ Fire Colour One Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Confidantes [PDF / Epub] ☉ Invisible Wounds Author Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Defenders !!> KINDLE ➜ A City Possessed ❤ Author Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Decoys Each Girl Is Selected For Her Particular Talents [Download] ➸ Her Husbands Mistake ➽ Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk But It Will Be Up To Padm To Unite Them As A Group When Naboo Is Invaded By Forces Of The Trade Federation Read ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Queen Amidala And Her Handmaidens Will Face The Greatest Test Of Themselves [PDF / Epub] ☂ Squirmy Wormy By Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And Of Each Other A very good book I enjoyed this book a lotthan I though I would I have a natural prejudice against prequels and I did not enjoy Queen s Shadow or Eposide One, but my obsession to read all things Star Wars won out I am very glad it did as this book is great.One of the problems I had with the Queen s Shadow is it concentrated on Senator Amidala, and the handmaidens already seem to be established characters as they had been working together for years This is where this book fills in the d A very good book I enjoyed this book a lotthan I though I would I have a natural prejudice against prequels and I did not enjoy Queen s Shadow or Eposide One, but my obsession to read all things Star Wars won out I am very glad it did as this book is great.One of the problems I had with the Queen s Shadow is it concentrated on Senator Amidala, and the handmaidens already seem to be established characters as they had been working together for years This is where this book fills in the details and allows the handmaidens to be established as main characters of the story along side Queen Amidala Most notably Sabe, though each girl has her time to shine.A very good thing about this book is it E K Johnston does not fall into the trap of just re writing Episode One, but the details and backstory that where going on behind the scenes Things like it was not just luck that Darth Maul used the battlefield to his advantage against fighting the Jedi, a certain ambitious Senator pulling the strings behind the scenes, the start of the battle plan that comes about in the battle of Naboo, and even things like how the Queen s costume was modified and by who from the passage in the Queen s Shadow.All in all a very good book The only reason I would not call it grrat is that it was a bit too slow at the beginning After finishing the book I did have a greater appreciation why this was the case, but it was a bit of a struggle to read through the first 1 3 of the book I hope this is not the last I see of these characters, the was a hint of this in The Queen s Shadow Epilogue I really hope that is followed I m not sure if this will be an unpopular opinion, but I liked this a lotthan Queen s Shadow I loved the glimpses into the handmaidens, the deep look at Naboo and how Padme handled her queendom, and honestly I loved everything about this Definitely one of my favorite Star Wars books and books in general. Queen s Peril is my entire fucking heart and the book I truly was waiting 21 years for and OH MY GOD Source Queen s Shadow.5 My Thoughts As a prequel to Queen s Shadow, this book takes place just after Padme is elected Queen of Naboo It went into detail about how General Panaka found each handmaiden and their lives before they were sworn into Queen Amidala s service.This book also exploredof the personal relationships between the handmaidens that Queen s Shadow tried to go into but just didn t have the time I really like the camaraderie of all the girls and the funny schem Source Queen s Shadow.5 My Thoughts As a prequel to Queen s Shadow, this book takes place just after Padme is elected Queen of Naboo It went into detail about how General Panaka found each handmaiden and their lives before they were sworn into Queen Amidala s service.This book also exploredof the personal relationships between the handmaidens that Queen s Shadow tried to go into but just didn t have the time I really like the camaraderie of all the girls and the funny scheming they were able to get away with as a squad However, when events eventually transitioned to the chaotic events of The Phantom Menace, the girls stopped fucking around, really put their training and friendships to the test.One thing I found weird in this book was the random POV shifts to popular Star Wars figures like Obi Wan and the Chancellor I didn t mind them, but the shifts were quite abrupt sometimes and didn t really add anything to the story.Just like I said in my review of Queen s Shadow, DO NOT read this if you don t give a fuck about Star Wars lore and politics You will be bored out of your mind if you do It is also a YA book aimed at young girls so there s long sentences about what pretty princess dress Padm is wearing today and how her hair is braided and for what purpose Audiobook Notes Catherine Taber is back at it again with her beautiful narrating talent The production quality of the audiobook is as expected of a collaboration with Disney Press and Penguin Recommendation Definitely recommend for anyone who likes Star Wars lore and politics Note This Review is also posted on my website The Novelty Notebook Where to get a copyBook Depository Free Shipping Barnes Noble Disclosure This review contains affiliate links If you use these links to buy something I may earn a commission Help a college girl out, will ya Thanks. I liked the concept of seeing Padme s development from being Padme to figuring out how to be Queen Amidala and how to still be Padme in some aspects of her life I enjoyed meeting all of the handmaidens, and seeing how they all get to know and becomecomfortable with each other Sadly, I ended up being disappointed with the book, and often felt like I was reading about a different character I question a lot of the choices made which did seem to beabout look how badass these teenage I liked the concept of seeing Padme s development from being Padme to figuring out how to be Queen Amidala and how to still be Padme in some aspects of her life I enjoyed meeting all of the handmaidens, and seeing how they all get to know and becomecomfortable with each other Sadly, I ended up being disappointed with the book, and often felt like I was reading about a different character I question a lot of the choices made which did seem to beabout look how badass these teenage girls are than anything else, including how it would make sense with the history of Naboo or with the characters in general For example, a lot of the defensive stuff regarding Amidala is created by her and her handmaidens, even the idea of having handmaidens being able to exchange places with her and protect her and learn self defense rather than just being helpers It was always my understanding that this was the traditional set up and that so much of the Queen s appearance is based on protection, like even the facepaint being part ceremonial but part defensive measure so that it s easier to swap it out I did have to suspend belief that Amidala and her handmaidens were able to essentially create all of these ideas that no other Queens of Naboo or the people serving them had been able to create, and did so within a few months of becoming Queen Despite that, I was going to give it 4 stars but then a section near the end felt so out of character, ridiculous, dramatic, and muchsuitable for a televised teenage drama from 2010 rather than a space opera I also felt like Padme didn t respect Panaka or protection that much She was constantly undermining him, manipulating him, or sneaking around Padme is impulsive during emergency situations but I don t think she d show the lack of respect that she did This ties back to the whole teenage drama thing, with Panaka playing the part of the stern dad, and Panaka s wife constantly being all oh well they re teenage girls, what do you expect That d feelappropriate for another book It just also felt contradictory to the message, as if saying that all teenage girls are the same so Padme has to act out in that way as well And while this wasn t as much of a rehash of The Phantom Menace as I was worried about some characters are mentioned but the real plot of The Phantom Menace doesn t start until like 70% into the book and some of the insights were interesting, I wondered at some of the choices being made For example, there was a section about Jar Jar being rescued by Obi Wan and Qui Gon, even though there was already a novelization about The Phantom Menace and people have seen The Phantom Menace So much of the events just got skimmed over at the end The book itself offers something new by focusing so much on Padme s adjustment to becoming queen, but the sections from The Phantom Menace provided very little, and made the book feel disjointed 3 starsI received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest reviewWhen given the opportunity to dive into the life of Queen Amidala from the Star Wars megaverse, I was very intrigued This story follows Padma s life as she wins the title of Queen and begins her term serving Naboo.What I likedThis story was a quick and easy read, though I will say it reads for a much younger audience than I was hoping Somewhere around the age of 8 14 would be ideal I deeply enjoyed the camaraderie of the wo 3 starsI received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest reviewWhen given the opportunity to dive into the life of Queen Amidala from the Star Wars megaverse, I was very intrigued This story follows Padma s life as she wins the title of Queen and begins her term serving Naboo.What I likedThis story was a quick and easy read, though I will say it reads for a much younger audience than I was hoping Somewhere around the age of 8 14 would be ideal I deeply enjoyed the camaraderie of the women of Padme s court I think it is extremely important for authors to highlight solid and positive friendships between women as a whole, and this book definitely delivers on this And while I found the story interesting for the most part, it was not enough of a story to stand on it s own two feet It reads muchlike a novella than a true novel What I did not likeThe story lacked story Again, it had its moments that filled in some interesting gaps behind the scenes of the main Star Wars storyline, but it wasn t enough I found myself very detached from the characters for most of the story in general And when I did care, it wasn t for Padme, she lacked any real development and felt extremely stale Honestly, I cared the least about Padme as a whole Although I will say that yet again, it had its moments where I did genuinely care for the other characters There was a lack of emotion, a lack of action, a lack of turmoil, a lack of tension It read like a slow moving river that never really produced any rapids to keep me hooked I think that if this book had not been such a quick and easy read, it would have been dnf ed Further, the writing was simplistic and juvenile which, of course, is why it feltmiddle grade than young adult.In conclusionI may or may not continue the series from here I do not know that it really gave me enough of a look into Padme that it really became necessary Nice story, but not enough and very simple I didn t enjoy Queen s Peril as much as Queen s Shadow It felt a little too scattered and like it was trying to do too much Queen s Peril takes place a little before and during the events of The Phantom Menace in which we see Padme be elected and then try to navigate Naboo s political sphere I did really enjoy learningabout the queens of Naboo, and seeing Padme s relationships with her handmaidens develop They are all just young, teenage girls underneath the hoods and the make up and I didn t enjoy Queen s Peril as much as Queen s Shadow It felt a little too scattered and like it was trying to do too much Queen s Peril takes place a little before and during the events of The Phantom Menace in which we see Padme be elected and then try to navigate Naboo s political sphere I did really enjoy learningabout the queens of Naboo, and seeing Padme s relationships with her handmaidens develop They are all just young, teenage girls underneath the hoods and the make up and I loved being able to see that There is even a fun scene where they sneak out to go to a concert and Padme ends up covered in glitter Did we need that in a Padme book No, but it was still fun all the same.Where I think this book suffers is that nothing really happens and yet it s also trying to do way too much Where Queen s shadow was pretty much all quiet moments with all the plot stuffed in at the end, Queen s Peril tries to do a bitforeshadowing Unfortunately, this takes the form as unnecessary extra POVs from Obi Wan, Yoda, and Maul, to name a few All of which take time away from Padme Then when we get into The Phantom Menace, it s basically just a retelling with huge chunks missing Specifically the PADME chunks I think this could have been better if it had just focused on Padme learning to be the queen and building relationships with her handmaidens Because at the end of the day, that s what we are here for Overall, Queen s Peril is a solid 3 stars it s fun, but definitely could have been better And I don t know about you, but I m ready to see what a different author could do with Padme People who don t like The Phantom Menace are wrong and this book proves why It is a celebration of that movie and its characters so joyful and so full of heart that it is impossible to put down Shifting the focus from Anakin and the Jedi to Padme and her handmaidens, the girls truly get what they deserve and we get a fresh point of view for a story that is much beloved and much beleaguered But for those of us who fell in love with Star Wars again because of the Prequel Trilogy, this book is v People who don t like The Phantom Menace are wrong and this book proves why It is a celebration of that movie and its characters so joyful and so full of heart that it is impossible to put down Shifting the focus from Anakin and the Jedi to Padme and her handmaidens, the girls truly get what they deserve and we get a fresh point of view for a story that is much beloved and much beleaguered But for those of us who fell in love with Star Wars again because of the Prequel Trilogy, this book is vital, essential a realigning of priorities that some of us have been waiting for for 20 years With EK Johnston s signature quiet, character driven plots, gorgeously interwoven foreshadowing, and obvious love of her subjects, this book blooms in the hands of the reader Beautiful and soft and soul satisfying This one, eventhat Queen s Shadow if that s possible is for the handmaidens the ones on the page protecting Padme, and those of us who have been fighting for her and the ladies of Star Wars out here, too This is Star Wars at its best full of hope and heart, characters we know and love, new perspectives and ideas on old stoires by a fan for fans, as it should be


About the Author: 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 Kate on Twitter ek_johnston to learnabout Alderaanian political theory than you really need to know, or on Tumblr ekjohnston if you re just here for pretty pictures.


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