Written by E.K. Johnston
Star Wars: Queen’s Shadow is a canon young adult original novel, set in the prequel era, written by E.K. Johnston. It was published on March 05, 2019, by Disney Lucasfilm Press.
- TypeOriginal novel
- AudienceYoung adult
- Release StatusReleased
- Release Date03/05/2019
The end of her reign is just the beginning….
When Padmé Amidala steps down from her position as Queen of Naboo, she is ready to set aside her title and return to life out of the spotlight. But to her surprise, the new queen asks Padmé to continue serving their people—this time in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about the new role but cannot turn down the request, especially since, thanks to her dearest friend—and decoy—Sabé, she can be in two places at once. So while Padmé plunges into politics, Sabé sets off on a mission dear to Padmé’s heart.
On the glistening capital planet Coruscant, Padmé’s new Senate colleagues regard her with curiosity—and with suspicion for her role in ousting the previous chancellor. Posing as a merchant on Tatooine, Sabé has fewer resources than she thought and fewer options than she needs.
Together with Padmé’s loyal handmaidens, Padmé and Sabé must navigate treacherous politics, adapt to constantly changing landscapes, and forge a new identity beyond the queen’s shadow.
- WriterE.K. Johnston
- PublisherDisney Lucasfilm Press
- Cover artistTara Phillips