Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi
, Feb 18, 2021.
Coming November 2, 2021
Excellent. I didn't think we'd get any more of these. (That last line!)
Some potential to explore the early, pre-Christophsis war here.
Oh, what a pleasant surprise.
SAY IT RIGHT!
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
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.
But that's what I have you for!
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.
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.
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.
Have you read the other two? As he turns up in them.
Yes I have read both the other Queen books.
Not as a key focus the way this blurb implies.
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.
Doubt it given the loose trilogy shadows the PT. Would feel crowded to do multiple books in this slot.
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.
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.
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.
Sure, though I feel like E.K. might struggle with that.
That's going to be a tough line to walk.
Anakin kills a bunch of kids:
"To be angry is to be human"
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?"
I liked the first two, so this is on my Amazon UK list.
This sounds cool, looking forward to it.
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.
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.
she really doesnt