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Book one in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by best-selling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.
Enter the mysterious and exotic world of Kelewan.… Mara, the youngest child of the ancient and noble Acoma family, is about to take her pledge of servitude to the goddess Lashima when the ceremony is disrupted by news of her father and brother's deaths in battle.
Despite her grief, as the only surviving member of her house, Mara must now take up the mantles of Ruling Lady. But she soon discovers betrayal at the heart of her family's loss, and the Acoma's enemies have brought her house to the brink of utter destruction.
Mara, an inexperienced political player, must draw on all her wit, intelligence, and cunning to navigate the ruthless Game of the Council, regain the honour of House Acoma and secure the future of her family. But with assassins waiting around every corner, it might take everything Mara has simply to survive.
Daughter of the Empire is the magnificent first book in The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.
©1987 Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"A gripping tale." (The Times)
"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
"Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)
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By lum on 04-25-14

Those who loved Daenerys Targaryen will love Mara

I read the book when I was a teenager when it was published way before the game of thrones. Not your usual sword and sorcery it is full of political intrigue, dynastic clashes and murder set in a world of magic and exoticness. If you like strong yet vulnerable women pick this book.

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By jo on 12-04-16

wow

loved the collaborative effort, thanks awfully for this.
looking forward to the next book.

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By Gordon on 02-09-15

A great co-operation between authors.

I have to admit I liked this series of books a little more than the "Rift War Saga" though there was some cross over with that series happening. Feist & Wurts worked well together and the series seemed to me, not have the rough edges that Magician, Silverthorne & A darkness at Sethanon had. The characters are predominantly human with nary an Elf or for that matter (thank god) a thief to be seen, which made the series more, well, believable. (I know, a strange word to use in relation to works of fantasy...but) Personally I think Tania Rodrigues did a fantastic job in narrating all three books in the series. After all the central character in the series is a woman and to have a male reading the part would have just been ....odd. A great series and a good listen.

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By Louis on 06-18-14

Keep Peter Joyce please

What does Tania Rodrigues bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Not a lot TBH, I would like to see how Peter Joyce reads this book as he has done a great job on the Rift War Saga and Krondors Sons, they're in the same story so I think he should have continued. I do however understand with the lead being female the use of having a female narrator but Tania just didn't cut it for me.

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By Gary B. on 12-17-16

great story. average narration

narrator was too fast, Had to set to 95% to make it sound natural/right.
also a minor annoyance was her narration seemed to be clipped every sentence (or two). like she recoded each sentence individually and they were put together. again the 95% speed helped with this.
otherwise her voicevand reading narration/different characterization was good.

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By M. O'Neill on 01-01-18

let down by narrator

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd only recommend this audiobook to someone who's read the books before. I loved these books as a teenager but think it's let down by the narrator.

What aspect of Tania Rodrigues’s performance might you have changed?

A really good narrator will narrate characters' conversations in a natural conversational style, in this audiobook they come across more as each character is making an announcement to an audience. There's also not much difference between character voices.

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