Sabé
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Sabé
"We are brave, Your Highness."

What would you sacrifice to save the one you love?

Your home? Your family? Your very identity?

Such a question is asked of Tsabin, a wondrously talented musician in the halls of the Theed Conservatory. A new queen is about to be crowned, and this hallikset playing prodigy is being called to serve. Little does she know that this new charge will not only become a successful monarch, but she will also become the closest thing to a soulmate Tsabin--soon to become Sabé--will ever know.

Portrayed originally by Keira Knightley in an admittedly brief amount of screentime in The Phantom Menace, Sabé was a handmaiden of Queen Amidala during the years preceding the Clone Wars conflict. Initially recruited thanks to her physical resemblance to the queen, Sabé immediately set herself apart from her compatriots thanks to her ability to seamlessly weave in and out of Padmé’s daily life.

A relationship that began simply as security and detail instantly transformed to one of confidants and supposed equals, but throughout their lives together, Sabé’s dedication to Padmé’s life above her own was never in question. Even after the queen’s transition to a senatorial role within the government of the Galactic Republic, Sabé never questioned her role as Padmé’s subordinate.

Padmé would always come first.

Everything and everyone else would have to wait their turn.

And she never questioned that.

Throughout Padmé’s career as a senator of Naboo, Sabé undertook less visible missions at her former ruler’s behest like investigating the status of slavery on Naboo as it pertained to a certain mother of prophecy. This continuing dedication to Padmé’s personal causes allowed Sabé to remain within Padmé’s inner circle long after the other Naboo handmaidens had left their service to preserve lives outside the bonds of galactic government.

Following Padmé’s tragic demise, Sabé’s mission in life focused on the most intensely singular goal imaginable: the discovery of the truth behind her fallen friend’s death. This mission allied her once more with her sisters from another life as well as a number of additional forces who all agreed that Padmé’s murder was exactly that.


This unparalleled dedication to her best friend even after such a tragedy elevated Sabé from an interesting plot point in The Phantom Menace to a character that now commands enough respect to go toe to toe with Darth Vader and live to tell the tale. Sabé’s tale is one of self discovery, the unbreakable bonds of friendship, and the belief that doing what is right is worth any sacrifice imaginable.

Oh, and did we mention that she teams up with one of the most influential, fantastical, and fashionable politicians in the galaxy to possibly become a Fulcrum agent? We didn’t? Interesting. Well if you want to discover more about this generational artisan’s path to sabotage and the eternal fight for justice, here’s a few places you can look.

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Books in this Collection

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Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Written by
Terry Brooks
Artwork by

The Sith are a thing of ancient history. Some even question their existence to begin with since not a single one had been seen for centuries. But as a long-awaited prophecy starts to come to fruition, the Jedi will soon learn that their greatest fear is emerging from the shadows.

Soon, they will reveal themselves to the Jedi.

Soon, they will have their revenge.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Shadow

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy

What does one do after ruling an entire planet? For Padmé Amidala, that answer came easily: move on to even bigger things. However, transitioning from the throne on Naboo to a seat in the Galactic Senate is not without challenges, especially at such a young age. Uneasy alliances, ruthless media, and hidden agendas not only leave her wondering how she can possibly hope to instate positive change in the galaxy, but also how she can survive long enough to do it.

EK Johnston’s story bridges the gap between the Padmé fans see in The Phantom Menace and the one they see in Attack of the Clones. It largely expounds upon Naboo culture, including the fashion, government, and the role of the handmaidens.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Peril

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy
Incredible
9.0
9.0
9.0
In this prequel to 2019’s Queen’s Shadow, EK Johnston follows Padmé through her election as Queen of Naboo, her introduction to Captain Quarsh Panaka, and the assembly of her entourage of handmaidens. In individual vignettes, we see Panaka recruit each one and get a glimpse of the unique strengths each brings to the group, and the novel shows how they integrated into a cohesive team to serve and protect their Queen. Johnston deftly weaves this arc into the events going on in the galaxy at large, and we see how the foresight of Padmé and Panaka pay off as the handmaidens each play vital roles in the momentous events about to embroil their homeworld. Along the way, Johnston successfully imbues each of these characters with unique personalities despite their work in a calling that demands they blend into the background. She also excels at portraying an ensemble of strong female protagonists who succeed because of their distinctly feminine strengths.
Incredible
9.0
9.0
9.0
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Shadow

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy

What does one do after ruling an entire planet? For Padmé Amidala, that answer came easily: move on to even bigger things. However, transitioning from the throne on Naboo to a seat in the Galactic Senate is not without challenges, especially at such a young age. Uneasy alliances, ruthless media, and hidden agendas not only leave her wondering how she can possibly hope to instate positive change in the galaxy, but also how she can survive long enough to do it.

EK Johnston’s story bridges the gap between the Padmé fans see in The Phantom Menace and the one they see in Attack of the Clones. It largely expounds upon Naboo culture, including the fashion, government, and the role of the handmaidens.

Written by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Ahsoka! When Padmé Naberrie, "Queen Amidala" of Naboo, steps down from her position, she is asked by the newly-elected queen to become Naboo's representative in the Galactic Senate. Padmé is unsure about taking on the new role, but cannot turn down the request to serve her people. Together with her most loyal handmaidens, Padmé must figure out how to navigate the treacherous waters of politics and forge a new identity beyond the queen's shadow.

Canon
Canon
YA Novel

Queen's Peril

Written by
E. K. Johnston
Artwork by
Part of the
"Queen" Trilogy
Incredible
9.0
9.0
9.0
In this prequel to 2019’s Queen’s Shadow, EK Johnston follows Padmé through her election as Queen of Naboo, her introduction to Captain Quarsh Panaka, and the assembly of her entourage of handmaidens. In individual vignettes, we see Panaka recruit each one and get a glimpse of the unique strengths each brings to the group, and the novel shows how they integrated into a cohesive team to serve and protect their Queen. Johnston deftly weaves this arc into the events going on in the galaxy at large, and we see how the foresight of Padmé and Panaka pay off as the handmaidens each play vital roles in the momentous events about to embroil their homeworld. Along the way, Johnston successfully imbues each of these characters with unique personalities despite their work in a calling that demands they blend into the background. She also excels at portraying an ensemble of strong female protagonists who succeed because of their distinctly feminine strengths.

Queen's Peril is a canon young-adult novel written by E. K. Johnston. It is a prequel to the 2019 novel Queen's Shadow, and it is set prior and concurrent to the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The novel was published on June 2, 2020 by Disney–Lucasfilm Press, alongside an audiobook version.

When fourteen-year-old Padmé Naberrie wins the election for Queen of Naboo, she takes the name Amidala and leaves her family to rule from the Royal Palace in the capital of Theed. At a time of brewing uncertainty for Naboo and the Galactic Republic, she and her security advisor, Captain Panaka, devise a plan for the Queen's safety: the recruitment of multiple handmaidens. These handmaidens will be her aides, confidants, protectors, and even decoys. Each young woman is selected by Panaka for her particular talents, but it is up to Padmé to unite them as a group. Different though they may be, the handmaidens learn to work together in service of the one goal they all share: to protect the Queen at all costs. But when their peaceful world is invaded by the ambitious Trade Federation, Queen Amidala and her brave handmaidens will face their greatest test— of themselves and of each other.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Written by
Terry Brooks
Artwork by

The Sith are a thing of ancient history. Some even question their existence to begin with since not a single one had been seen for centuries. But as a long-awaited prophecy starts to come to fruition, the Jedi will soon learn that their greatest fear is emerging from the shadows.

Soon, they will reveal themselves to the Jedi.

Soon, they will have their revenge.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy.

On the green, unspoiled world of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, arrive to protect the realm’s young queen as she seeks a diplomatic solution to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. At the same time, on desert-swept Tatooine, a slave boy named Anakin Skywalker, who possesses a strange ability for understanding the “rightness” of things, toils by day and dreams by night—of becoming a Jedi Knight and finding a way to win freedom for himself and his beloved mother. It will be the unexpected meeting of Jedi, Queen, and a gifted boy that will mark the start of a drama that will become legend.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 01: Dark Heart of the Sith (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Greg Pak
Artwork by
Raffaele Ienco

Darth Vader (2020) Vol. 1: Dark Heart of the Sith

A trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comics' 2020 Star Wars: Darth Vader, collecting issues #1–5 from the ongoing series.

"JOIN ME, AND TOGETHER, WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY AS FATHER AND SON!"

In the shattering climax of The Empire Strikes Back, DARTH VADER infamously reveals his true relationship to LUKE SKYWALKER and invites his son to rule the galaxy with him. But Luke refuses - plunging into the abyss beneath Cloud City rather than turn to the Dark Side. We all remember Luke's utter horror in this life-altering moment. But what about Vader? In this new epic chapter in the Darth Vader saga, the dark lord grapples with Luke's unthinkable refusal and embarks on a bloody mission of rage-filled revenge.

Writer Greg Pak and artist Raffaele Ienco unleash Darth Vader on his dark quest of vengeance and discovery!

Collection Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020) #1-5