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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Voyager; (Reissue) edition (20 Nov. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586074813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586074817
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.5 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 282,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘A gripping tale’
THE TIMES

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Enter the mysterious world of Kelewan, where Mara of the Acoma must protect her honour and her people in the ruthless Game of the Council. From the imagination of two of fantasy's greatest names comes a magnificent epic of heroic adventure and dynastic struggle.


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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By "_myth_" on 10 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
From the moment Daughter Of The Empire is picked up, any avid reader will find themsleves helplessly involved in the novel, and glad of it.
Our first view of Mara is a gripping one, and within the first few pages the action has already begun. Soon we find ourselves immersed in a brilliantly written plot focusing on this seventeen year old daughter of an ancient and powerful house, the Acoma, and the sacrifices she has to make for its continuance. Left with few friends, little strength and many allies eager to obliterate the Acoma after the death of Mara's father and brother, lord and heir to the title of Lord of the Acoma, Mara must prove herself as a worthy player of the game of the council, using wits, intelligence and no small amount of cunning to allow the continuance of the Acoma line.
Journeying through the fast-paced and in-depth plot, we follow Mara as she marries a violent son of one of her greatest enemies to secure an ally and a son, bravely commands the respect of the alien cho ja race and ventures into the winlderness to face the hardened ruffian 'grey-warriors' who will form most of the Acoma garrison, commanded by the fiesty Lujan.
With fantastic characters, a plot that has you constantly on the edge of your seat and immensely cunning plots on the behalf of a strong, feminine leader, this book will never remain on your shelf for long. Cry over the fate of Papewaio, stand bravely at the side of force commander Keyoke, smile at the motherly intentions of Nacoya, first advisor to the great house and follow Arakasi, spy commander, into the shadows of his immense spy network; not to mention the hate we muster for Buntokapi, Mara's violent alchoholic husband and Jingu of the Minwanabi, the house that Mara has strived to obliterate to lay the spirit of her murdered father and brother to rest.
A great read, no doubt about it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mike @ Books of Fantasy on 20 Feb. 2011
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Lets be clear here, we all know (or should know) that in regards to writing, the dreaded collaboration can easily result in a work inferior to what either writer could have manage on their own. The Empire trilogy is not just an exception to that, but a shining example of how such a project can (almost) outstrip the individual work of the authors involved.

Politics, intrigue, magic, mayhem and complete immersion in the quasi oriental home world of the Tsurani, help make this an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable read (if perhaps a little derivative of James Clavell's Shogun). The strength of this stand alone spin off is such that were it spinning away from anything less popular than the Riftwar saga, it probably would have long ago eclipsed its inspiration.

The bottom line? If you read and enjoyed the Riftwar Saga it's hard to imagine you'd dislike the Empire books. If on the other hand you haven't read it then your better off starting with Magician, its better (just) and reading this first may spoil some aspects of it (incidentally, if you're confused regarding continuity read this series after Darkness at Sethanon).
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ms. H. Sinton on 17 Feb. 2005
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This is the first of a trilogy of books set in the fantasy world of Kelewan (first mentioned in Raymond Feists brilliant Magician). Kelewan is an oriental type world, very reminiscent of feudal Japan, where protocol is paramount.
Mara is a young woman living in a world where women are submissive to the men in their lives. When her father dies and her brother is killed Mara finds herself alone with few friends to help her and many enemies who would like to see her destroyed.
This is the story of a young girl who battles against her upbringing in order to survive and to become the most powerful woman of her time. I don't want to give any more of the story away but suffice to say that Feist, partnered with Janny Wurts has produced a masterpiece of fantasy that will surely become a classic. This trilogy is a 'must have' on the bookshelves of any fantasy fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Cresswell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jan. 2013
Format: Paperback
I started to re-read all of Raymond feists works in a chronological order this time instead of the order they were published. It gives the whole riftwar saga a better spin .... or it does in some cases....

SO intially it goes
Magician 5 stars
Jimmy the HAND 2 Stars
Horored Enemy 4 stars
Murder in LaMuT 3 stars.
Daughter of the Empire 5 stars
and so on ... look for the rest of the reviews in the coming months.

Daughter of the Empire is the only collaboration to date that really came out well. The other co-authored books set in the Rift War fell far short of the standard set by magician and from what I can glean from interviews with Raymond Feist he acknowledges he made a mistake. However the trilogy started with Janny Wurts is fantastic. I was fading fast in reading a lot of Raymond's 3 other joint ventures after magician but this was so good. I had fogotten just how good this was. I do chance the label of being branded a heretic by the Feist Fan Club but I would say this is as good as magician ... it might even be better. Certainly one of the best books I've read in a long long time. Oddly enough some of Janny's other stuff doesn't do it for me. Strange. Still this trilogy is definately top alongside Gemmeland others. Anyway in case you don't know what this is about it's set on Kelewan the 'japanese' themed world on the otherside of the rift to Midkemia. It's a bout a young girl about to take her vows in a sacred priesthood pulled suddenly out of the order to run her fathers estate, one of the houses of the empire. She must chart a path to keep her name and legacy alive while the plots and politics of the empire conspire to destroy her family name for eternity. Great book.
Thoroughly recommended.
Buy It.
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