Padmé Amidala, main heroine of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, will be the subject of a new canon young-adult novel to be released next year. The character was first introduced in The Phantom Menace, as the 14-year old Naboo queen leading her people in a fight against the Trade Federation’s invasion. She was later revealed to be one of the most important figures in the lore, as she was the mother to twins Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia, giving birth to them after husband Anakin had fallen to the dark side.

Though Natalie Portman’s performance as Amidala didn’t earn as much widespread adoration as, say, Carrie Fisher or Daisy Ridley, Padmé still has her fans, and ...

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