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Books Queen's Hope - New Padmé novel from EK Johnston

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi , Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    https://www.starwars.com/news/queens-hope-exclusive-reveal

    Coming November 2, 2021
     
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  2. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Excellent. I didn't think we'd get any more of these. (That last line!)
     
  3. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Some potential to explore the early, pre-Christophsis war here.
     
  4. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Oh, what a pleasant surprise.
     
  5. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    SAY IT RIGHT!
     
  6. Noash_Retrac

    Noash_Retrac Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    If this novel is set during the Clone Wars, maybe we'll find out more about Motee and Ellie plus explain Dorme's absence in ROTS. Heck, we can recanonise Pooja's familial connection to Padme (which is clear as day but you know proof for the Wikia will be good).

    Time to have fun :D
     
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  7. Shadowrain10

    Shadowrain10 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I was really hoping that it would cover Revenge of the Sith, due to that deleted scene where Padme met with the other senators to talk about Palpatine, but given the little blurb that we got, I don't think that's the case.
     
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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    But that's what I have you for!
     
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  9. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This may only cover the first year of the war, or several months. Johnston could easily squeeze three or four more Padme books out of this.
     
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  10. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Very interesting. I was not expecting to get an older Padme story from EK.

    Good to hear. I can't wait for more politics.

    I wonder how she will write Palpatine.
     
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  11. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Master star 4

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    I get the impression EK Johnston doesn’t like Anakin all that much, so I’ll be curious to see how the character is handled in this one.
     
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  12. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Have you read the other two? As he turns up in them.
     
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  13. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yes I have read both the other Queen books.

    Not as a key focus the way this blurb implies.
     
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  14. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Ah, I hadn't picked up on that aspect.

    Was being vague as didn't want to spoil it, as I really like Johnston's smooth bastard version of Palpatine. Whoever he's talking to on the page hears one version, the reader gets something entirely different.
     
  15. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    Doubt it given the loose trilogy shadows the PT. Would feel crowded to do multiple books in this slot.
     
  16. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Yup. Nor Clovis. It almost seemed like she felt she had to include him in Queen's Shadow but wasn't interested in showing any sort of romance between Padmé and a slimeball like him. I can't imagine she'll think of Anakin as much less problematic.
     
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  17. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The difference, though, is unlike with Clovis, Padme actually likes Anakin. These books are very Padme-positive, so you have to weigh making Anakin look bad with not making Padme look bad for marrying him.
     
  18. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So i have read queens shadow and plan to read Queens peril. Loved the book. I liked clovis and her old mentor. I'm intrested in this book and how mutch we get into early in the clone war.
     
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  19. Coherent Axe

    Coherent Axe Jedi Master star 4

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    Sure, though I feel like E.K. might struggle with that.
     
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  20. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That's going to be a tough line to walk.

    Anakin kills a bunch of kids:

    "To be angry is to be human"

    Padmé wtf

    Anakin kills another bunch of kids:

    "I feel a bit worse about those children for some reason, can't think why, but how about you run away with me to raise our own child?"

    Padmé wtf.
     
  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I liked the first two, so this is on my Amazon UK list.
     
  22. Maythe14thBeWithYou

    Maythe14thBeWithYou Jedi Master star 4

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    This sounds cool, looking forward to it.
     
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  23. EmperorHorus

    EmperorHorus Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm hoping he isn't in it much, if at all. Also hoping this is mostly Coruscant-based and focuses on the politics which it seems like it will be. Last thing I want to read is another juvenile Clone Wars "adventure" story with Anakin fighting droids. Feeling positive about it though, if it's as good as the first 2 then it will be a win in my book.
     
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  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I hope it does paint Anakin in a positive light. I prefer to think of his behavior at the end of ROTS as an anomaly and not something Padme should have seen coming, the Tusken massacre aside. Karen Traviss and Karen Miller did pretty well with Padme and Anakin.

    Definitely looking forward to this.
     
  25. Darth Corydon

    Darth Corydon Jedi Master star 4

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    she really doesnt