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Spoilers for the novel Thrawn: Alliances lay ahead.

Some broken hearts may be mended–albeit temporarily–as Star Wars fans read Thrawn: Alliances.

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On Wednesday, Starwars.com reported:

Padmé Amidala has never been one to shrink away from a fight, whether negotiating on the floor of the senate with her words or in the arena with her blaster. And when author Timothy Zahn’s follow-up to last year’s bestselling Thrawn novel debuts July 24, it includes an appearance by none other than the former Queen of Naboo herself, returning to the spotlight for a mission alongside Anakin and Thrawn in Thrawn: Alliances.

The excerpt begins:

Duja’s ship—Padmé had never known its real name, but the current ID beacon listed it as the Possibility—was small and cramped and, to the casual observer, completely harmless…

Be sure to check out the full excerpt and an audiobook clip.

“The Star Wars Show” teased the Padme news, too. Watch that video below:

This week on The Star Wars Show, we get a peek at Padme from Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances, give all the details about the newly announced Star Wars Fan Awards, and find out why Ponda Baba is one essential Aqualish to the saga. Plus, we get familiar with our very own David W. Collins and learn about his long history with Lucasfilm, antics with Sam Witwer, and what it’s like to voice classic Star Wars characters.