While nothing new is exposed in this prequel, it is a welcome addition to the in-depth character studies about Padmé Amidala that these books provide. Although truthfully, I’m biased here. To begin with, I’m a huge Star Wars fan. I like everything about the Star Wars universe. Secondly, Padmé is my favorite Star Wars character in Episodes I-III (Luke is my favorite in Episodes IV-VI, and Kylo Ren in Episodes VII-IX, but that’s not the point here). I was sold on these books from the moment I saw their covers. I am currently re-reading THE QUEEN’S SHADOW, and am even underlining my favorite lines of dialogue or narration, and also writing short, quick notes on the book’s margins.
While this sequel pales a little in comparison to the first installment, despite the fact that I appreciated reading certain scenes of “Episode I: The Phantom Menace” from the perspective of another character, it still gives me what I needed. I was thirsting for expansions to the character Padmé Amidala, and I didn’t even know it until I found out about these books. I read it in one sitting (the book isn’t long) and loved it. I’m even hoping for a third book, if possible.
THE QUEEN’S SHADOW book review