When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she adopts the name Amidala and leaves her family to the rule from the royal palace. To keep her safe and secure, she'll need a group of skilled handmaidens who can be her assistants, confidantes, defenders, and decoys. Each girl is selected for her particular talents, but it will be up to Padmé to unite them as a group. When Naboo is invaded by forces of the Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her handmaidens will face the greatest test--of themselves, and of each other.
I’m not far into my recent effort into reading the canon books but this was good read. I would say that Master and Apprentice was probably a bit more interesting just because the plot was a little more traditional but that’s not to say this read was boring. I had read on Amazon that Padmé and the other handmaidens were vastly over sexualized but I didn’t think that. I thought Johnston did a good job of building the backstory to each of the handmaidens too. It’ll be cool to watch Phantom Menace with this in mind. Overall, worth the time and money.