EK Queen Johnston’s book of hope cover, excerpt

Padmé Amidala on the cover of Star Wars: The Queen's Hope from EK Johnston.

Cover cut Star Wars: The Queen’s Hope By EK Johnston
image: Disney Books/Lucasfilm

Star Wars: The Clone Wars May be focused on the Jedi, but time is equally stressful for the senator—especially The senator secretly married one of the Jedi.This is the situation of Padmé Amidala in the upcoming book Star Wars: The Queen’s Hope By EK Johnston. Johnston’s third book of Padmé November 2 is coming soon, and io9 is honored to announce the final cover and excerpt exclusively.

in Queen’s Hope, Follow-up Queen’s Danger with Queen’s shadow, The Clone War is still raging. Anakin left the battle, Padme decided to perform a secret mission to see the war situation on the front lines. She was shocked by her discovery.Simultaneously When Padmé is away, Her maid Sabe took the role of Senator Amidala, and soon she was forced to make some decisions that the maid might not be ready for.

Below, we first saw the amazing cover, which included Tara Phillips’ artwork, and then an excerpt from the beginning Queen’s Hope. You can pre-order this book here.

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Padmé Amidala, one of the few times in his life, didn’t know what to do. She has always kept secrets, but this time is different. Usually, the girl who shares the secret with her also helps her keep the secret. They are not just her confidantes, they keep her secret network closely connected. And this time, she was alone.

There was a faint cry in the corner of the room, reminding her that this was not entirely correct. There are others who will keep this secret with her, although not many. The only problem is that no one can help her now. At least, she was pretty sure. It never hurts to ask questions.

“I guess you don’t know anything about costume making?” She asked Xiaolan the R2 unit.

He turned his dome back and forth, imitating a humanoid robot shaking his head, and the beeping sound might be more sad than the actual situation. Padme thanked him anyway. There is no reason to be rude.

She returned to her meditation on the fabric on her lap. It’s not enough to buy a brand new dress, but she didn’t expect this to happen. This piece of cloth has been in her house for several generations, and everyone will get a piece of cloth to incorporate into their wedding costumes. Even her sister, who chose not to marry, used her share to make clothes for her daughters, indicating that she welcomes new members in the family.

It hurts to do it alone. Anakin didn’t understand, but she really couldn’t expect him to understand. Of course, he understands the family and wants to keep the tradition. Those are clothes he is not familiar with. However, she is grateful that his compassion allowed him to give her time and space to research solutions. They are a bit anxious.

R2-D2 chirped again, and when he caught her attention, he projected a holographic image between them. It is a familiar artwork, one of the windows of Theed Palace that was replaced after the Battle of Naboo. This painting depicts her, when she was a queen, surrounded by maids in orange cloaks. The robot’s advice is clear.

“I can’t, Artoo,” Padme told him. Speaking out made her almost physical pain. “What we are doing must be kept secret. I cannot bring them in.”

The projection becomes a HoloNet image taken when celebrating the victory ten years ago. The queen was dressed in white standing next to the Gungan leader Nas boss, surrounded by her court members. R2-D2 magnified a maid in particular and issued an inspiring beep.

“I don’t know, Alto,” Padmé said. “It seems unfair to ask for help without providing any details.”

The robot made a sound, somehow managed to replicate the shrug, and the image disappeared.

Padmé considered his suggestion. This time she was not asking for help as a queen or a senator. That will be normal and easy.She is asking for help Padme, Somehow, this makes everything messy and complicated. She thought she knew where the boundaries were, but she rarely tested them. She is not very good at getting girls to help her like friends. They spend too much time at work.

But they Yes friends. What she shared with the current and former maids was such a deep friendship, which contained most of her heart. She mourns for Cordé and Versé, although she is ecstatic about the success others have achieved outside of her sphere of influence. She, Padmé, of course can ask for this.

After making the decision, she put away the fabric to avoid tripping, stood up and walked to the communication console.

Read the rest of the time Star Wars: The Queen’s Hope Hit Available on November 2nd.

From EK JohnstI’m here Star Wars: The Queen’s Hope Reprinted with permission. Copyright Disney Books/Lucasfilm.

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