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A prequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Queen's Shadow, further exploring the life of the iconic Padmé Amidala!

When 14-year-old Padmé 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 Padmé 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.

©2020 E.K. Johnston (P)2020 Listening Library

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Great slice of Episode 1

After reading both Padme books, I will say I really enjoyed the story behind all the handmaidens, even if a lot of it played out more "slice of life" than most Star Wars stories. Going back and watching episode 1 after diving into all these books really helped round out the story behind it all, made me appreciate it more as a big Star Wars nerd.

I enioyed all the characters and Padme as central focuses. My only complaint on this book was the blood alarm, haha. It's not that it was horrible just kind of silly for the political tone of this book. It didn't ruin it for me though. Would recommend for anyone interested more in the political side of Star Wars.

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amazing

The story is a bit slow and doesn’t really start to move fast (almost too fast) till the last two hours of the book. I loved it though. It was really cool to see how Padmé met her handmaidens. Beware of the torture scene near the end though, it wouldn’t be that bad but they have a screaming sound effect in the background that made me quite uncomfortable. Just a heads up for anyone that’s sensitive with those kind of things.

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  • Daniel
  • 2020-06-14

The interludes are great.....

Good Star Wars audio performance. I very much enjoyed the interludes with Qui Gon, Obi Won, Maul, and others. Honestly, that was the best part of the book. The character development was slow and frustrating. It felt I was reading about about a bunch of girls on student council rather than running a planet.

If you're a canon junkie, you can justify the read (aka listen) but if you're looking for an fun Star Wars read this is something you can skip.

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  • brian
  • 2020-06-02

An excellent prequel for Ep 1.

Love how the new cannon is expanding so much on the prequels, ginving emotional depth, and development to so many characters. This one is no exception. Narration and style of writing both are excellent.

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  • Holly
  • 2020-06-26

Meh

boring but cute.... I've not been impressed with EKs otherworks (Althought I powered through because I love Ahsoka and Padme) but this story did not have much substance nor was it very exciting

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  • Robert the great
  • 2020-10-30

What just happened?!

We were going along with a wonderful story and then they decided to cut massive chunks out of the timeline in efforts to what??? end the book?
Then I have no idea what happened after about 2/3 into it. So disappointed for someone trying to follow the timeline from book one to the very end.

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  • David
  • 2020-06-11

Incredibly Terrible; do not purchase!

Where is the character development? The conflict? this is a terribly written book. Padme is a beloved character and the mother of two of the strongest people in the galaxy, but this book makes her superficial and complacent. I still love the character, but this book has turned me away from ever purchasing another by this author.

Please buy a different book to explore these characters, as this is not it...

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  • Hilarity246
  • 2020-06-03

Great for Padmé fans!

I absolutely love that we got to know the handmaidens! The narrator is amazing. The whole production is great.

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  • Diana Jennings
  • 2021-07-17

w.t.f

I'm one of those fans that liked Ep. I so I wanted to see the new canon....omg was this book bad. forget all the lesbian angst and Queen Animals going to a concert for a band called neurotransmitter Affection the book is mindnumbingly boring. the most exciting thing that happens is one of the handmaidens has her period and sets off a blood alarm. figuring out how this book has a 4.5 star average will be a lifelong pursuit for me. almost worth getting for the performers Yoda voice...

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  • Abigail M.
  • 2021-07-06

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amazing continuance of storyline before Star Wars: Phantom Menace! I hope all listeners LOVE this story! 😃

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  • john Till
  • 2021-07-01

I loved it and enjoyed it

I enjoy this book and if you like Star Wars then you will like this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-06-14

Wasn't half bad. I'd recommend it.

It follows the events before enduring episode 1. About Queen amadala and her handmaidens. There are a few gay characters in it. I don't know why Star Wars is going down this path but it's annoying.