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Star Wars Queen's Peril

Written by: E.K. Johnston
Narrated by: Catherine Taber
Series: Star Wars, Book 48
Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • David
  • 2020-06-11

Terrible Book...Please Don't Waste Your Credits

Glaring technical details, plot holes and a complete lack of development makes this a skip.

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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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  • Elizabeth Detwiler
  • 2020-07-30

Loved it!

This story brings Padme and her handmaidens to life, and it helps to fill in some of the timeline that you don't get to see in Episode I! I also love that it is voiced by the actress who played Padme in Star Wars: The Clone Wars!

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  • LARRY
  • 2020-07-29

Pretty Good

I liked the sorority fellowship of the Queen and Maidens aka Bodyguards.

Did not at all like the ending. Why did it jump from SW EP1 to SW EP4?

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  • Eric Barnett
  • 2020-07-28

Love the character dynamics - story jumps a bit.

Really fantastic performance from the narrator. The story of the handmaidens and Padme is really compelling and fun. Adds more depth all around. The story shines when it is telling original parts and not forcing itself into the Phantom Menace plotline. When that happens it gets a bit disjointed. You would be totally lost if you have not watched the movie recently.

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  • Clayton
  • 2020-07-28

The background story of characters you don’t really know or care about.

The book highlights characters that have little to add to the overall StarWars canon.

It lacks originality, opting to instead describe events from Episode I with very little new information added. All while jumping around with no rhyme or reason.

If it’s free, give it a listen. If not, don’t waste a credit or money on but instead just rewatch Episode I.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-16

I like this one more than Queen's Shadow.

earliest canon content even before Phantom Menace, what's not to like?!?! really neat to hear how the Queen's handmaiden's were put together.