I first came across A Queen’s Diary in 2010. A friend of mine bought my oldest son What is a Wookiee, And Other Adventures, as a Christmas gift. Peter and I spent that winter reading all the stories before bed. Although A Queen’s Diary was not his favorite, we read it once or twice.What I especially liked about this children’s book was the inclusion of Padme's parents. Was there a scene in the TPM that they were cut from? Obviously actors were hired and placed in costume, implying that at least some scenes with them were shot. If someone has some more detailed knowledge about this let me know.
My other favorite part of this book is when the Queen mentions that her favorite place to go in the palace is one of the highest rooms, where she can then gaze at the waterfalls that flow down the side of the mountain. I remember this spot in Star Wars Galaxies. Of the many things that were buggy about that game, the scenery incorporated into it was not one of them. The developers really nailed it when they created the iconic scenes from the movies.
For my next post I’m going to examine Michael Reaves’ Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Until then my friends, may the Force be with you.