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E. K. Johnston

Forfatter af Ahsoka

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E. K. Johnston is a Canadian author and a forensic archeologist. Her books include The Story of Owen, Prairie Fire, A Thousand Nights, Spindle, That Inevitable Victorian Thing, and Exit, Pursued By a Bear. (Bowker Author Biography)

Omfatter også følgende navne: E.K. Johnston, E. K. Johnston, Emily Kate Johnston

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(eng) Do not combine this page with any of the various authors who share this surname and initial.

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Værker af E. K. Johnston

Ahsoka (2016) 1,010 eksemplarer
A Thousand Nights (2015) 782 eksemplarer
Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2016) 523 eksemplarer
Queen's Shadow (2019) 507 eksemplarer
That Inevitable Victorian Thing (2017) 431 eksemplarer
Queen's Peril (2020) 274 eksemplarer
Spindle (2016) 235 eksemplarer
The Afterward (2019) 201 eksemplarer
Queen's Hope (2022) 160 eksemplarer
Aetherbound (2021) 131 eksemplarer
Prairie Fire (2015) 70 eksemplarer
Crimson Climb (2023) 38 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles (2017) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Johnston, Emily Kate
Fødselsdato
1984
Køn
female
Nationalitet
Canada
Uddannelse
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
University of Bradford
Agent
Josh Adams (Adams Literary)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Do not combine this page with any of the various authors who share this surname and initial.

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Queen’s Peril is E.K. Johnston’s second novel about Padmé Amidala and her handmaidens and, in true Star Wars fashion, it takes place chronologically before her previous book, Queen’s Shadow. I guess that makes Queen’s Peril the prequel to a prequel era novel.

(I’m having too much fun with this.)

Anyway, back on target, Queen’s Peril takes place when Padmé is elected Queen of Naboo and follows her reign up through the events of TPM. In Queen’s Shadow we got to see how Padmé and her handmaidens operated like a well-oiled machine, but Queen’s Peril shows the work these young girls put into developing their roles and relationships in the group, and not everything is smooth sailing. I loved seeing how each of the girls were recruited by Panaka and the people they were behind the unified front of handmaidens.

There are many POVs throughout the story besides Padmé and handmaidens (Palpatine, Panaka, Maul, Shmi, etc.) and each show a different aspect of the events leading up to and during TPM. I have mixed feelings about how the story was told concurrently with TPM. I do like that we get to see the events from different perspectives, but this part of the novel cannot stand on its own without a knowledge of the movie. Although I don’t want all of TPM retold to me, the style of vignettes meant that at one point you’re reading about Padmé the night before Anakin’s pod race, and the next moment she’s already called to replace Chancellor Valorum. It’s possible that it won’t bother me whenever I read the novel again, but I found it jarring and disappointing on first impression. That being said, the events aligned with TPM are only about one-quarter of the total book.

Johnston delivers another great installment in the adventures of Padmé and her handmaidens. I would love to see another novel before the events of ROTS or even one with just Sabé after ROTS. I also want to mention that Johnston writes the most beautiful beginnings and endings to her Padmé novels. I was in tears with a smile on my face. If you loved Queen’s Shadow then you’re going to enjoy Queen’s Peril as well. If you haven’t read Queen’s Shadow, then you get to decide between chronological order and release order—that should be a familiar decision at this point.
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caaleros | 8 andre anmeldelser | May 17, 2024 |
Queen’s Shadow is one of those books where everything that has been said about it (both positive and negative) is true. Is it an amazing book that us Star Wars fangirls have been waiting for forever? YES. Is it a slow-moving book with a barely visible plot? YES. Whether or not you’re going to like this book relies entirely on if you enjoy character-driven stories and/or if you love Padmé Amidala and her handmaidens.

I loved this book. I loved all the details about the strategic decisions behind political Naboo fashion. I loved the chance to focus on the handmaidens who are always in the background of Padmé’s story. And, last but not least, I loved getting to know Padmé more. This book takes place between TPM and AotC when Naboo’s newly elected queen requests that Padmé take a seat in the senate. As Queen of Naboo, Padmé created a specific persona with her handmaidens both for protection so that it could be easily copied and for political strategy. Now that she’s no longer Queen, Padmé has to discover who she really is and what she wants from her life. The description of how Padmé compartmentalized her life in order to be queen (and later senator) adds a layer of dysfunction that makes her crazy decision to secretly marry Anakin make more sense.

There are multiple perspectives in this novel, but Padmé’s and Sabé’s appear most frequently. Sabé—portrayed by Kiera Knightley in TPM—is a badass Hufflepuff and her loyalty to Padmé means that she is always a part of whatever mission Padmé has taken up. This story belongs to both of them and their friendship is beautiful.

This novel shines a light on the amazing Padmé Amidala and her handmaidens and adds beautiful color and pattern to the fabric of their stories. The details Johnston brings to the SW universe make this a book a treasure and adds to enjoyment of the films. I can’t wait to read more adventures of Padmé and her handmaidens.
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caaleros | 12 andre anmeldelser | May 17, 2024 |
I won't call this the Padmè trilogy.

This novel didn't give any substantial information or explore any further into Padmè's married life with Anakin Skywalker (these are the most iconic couple in the galaxy). This is just the same repetitive notion of going on a mission and the ex-shadows filling in the gaps and the pages of things happening in their lives.

If you do not know about the Star Wars universe . . . then skip this series - as it has so many time gaps with no growth of the characters. The book mentions how much they love each other, but we have no proof or 'growth' of their relationship due to the author not exploring it in the prequel and not mentioning other instances.

You would have to have watched the movies or read the movie novelizations.

Book one - A Queen's Peril, was a nice intro to the Padamè, the election and how the queen's shadows operate. Lacking in inner thoughts when she first met Anakin - iconic moment, but no . . . we received "A boy thought he saw an angel."

Book two - Queen's Shadow, was so good as we did not know how she had transitioned from Queen to Senator, and once again, there was no mention of her thoughts or feelings towards Anakin in those years . . . just a 'small' token of trying to free his mother.

I felt no depth in their relationship - their interactions were so cringe. (I will still keep this on my bookshelf due to the pretty covers.)

If you had hoped for an intriguing story about the galaxy couple . . . this is not the series you were looking for.
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Aya666 | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2024 |
Olsa the thief and Kalanthe the apprentice knight were part of a seven-woman team who went on a quest to save the realm. All of them grew as close as sisters, but Olsa and Kalanthe share even more. However, life after the quest hasn't been easy for either of them. Olsa used her prize money to buy her way out of the Thieves' Guild, but she still doesn't know any other way of earning a living, and now she's easily recognizable. Kalanthe's prize was not enough to completely pay off the debt incurred in her knight's training, and now she must marry a rich lord, no matter where her heart pulls her. Can the two find a way to the life they want, despite their circumstances?

The narrative jumps back and forth from the characters' present-day, to the events of the quest, so in the end the reader gets the full story. Readers who seek out stories of lady knights will want to take a look at this one.
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foggidawn | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |

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ISBN
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