New York Times best-selling author E.K. Johnston had several jobs before she became a published author. Along the way she has learned that things turn out weird sometime, and there’s not a lot you can do about it. Her work ranges from contemporary, to fantasy, to retellings, with worlds that range from small towns to galaxies far far away. Star Wars: Queen's Shadow, is her newest book. Much like Ahsoka, it is set in the prequel era of the Star Wars universe, and is considered canon. In this book, readers discover how Padmé Naberrie has to learn how to find her new identity as the Naboo representative of the Galactic Senate, and step out of the queen’s shadow. (See Gary's review below.)
Members of the 501st Legion - Imperial Sands Garrison and the Rebel Legion - Sunrider Base costuming and community service clubs in San Diego will be on-hand in full attire, to assist with the signing process, and take photos with fans.
Tickets available now!
How to order books & tickets:
This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of QUEEN'S SHADOW from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.
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2) Note your intent to attend in the comments section at checkout.
3) All online orders must be submitted by 7:00pm on MARCH 6TH for your book to be personalized.
You'll be able to pick up your book and ticket from Mysterious Galaxy the day the book is published, MARCH 5TH at 10:00 AM.
Other limitations may apply. The event itself is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come first-served 30-40 minutes before the start of the event. Please read through our FAQ for arrival times, book limitations, and other details. Contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 for any questions.
As a fan of all things Star Wars, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Set just a few years after the events of The Phantom Menace, Queen's Shadow follows Padmé Naberrie, the former Queen of Naboo, as she transitions from her role in planetary politics to broader, galactic affairs. Along with her loyal handmaidens, Padmé travels to Coruscant to begin her life in the Senate. Once there, she must learn to navigate this new, more complex political field, allying herself with other senators in order to fight for the causes she believes in. There's a warmth to this story that was refreshing, and though we're spared from the blaster fire and epic space battles of most Star Wars stories, the stakes are just as high! I could not put this book down. --Gary