Daughter of the Empire

Daughter of the Empire

Book - 1988
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Mara, a young, untested Ruling Lady of Kelewan, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic stuggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja and marry the son of a hated enemy. Queen Mara of Acoma vows to avenge the deaths of her brother and father, even if it means killing her own husband.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, 1988
Edition: Bantam ed
ISBN: 9780553272116
Characteristics: 421 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Wurts, Janny
Call Number: FEIST, R


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Mar 24, 2017

Nice change-up of an inexperienced female fighting against frenemy old boys network & rigid ritualized system with depleted estate & limited military forces.

Apr 21, 2014

I am new to the Fantasy genre but I really enjoyed th is book and look forward to completing the trilogy. a strong female character cleverly protects her people and her families honour int he ruthless "Game of the Council". Great read!

Jul 14, 2013

Could hardly put it down. Awesome authors that I just discovered. What a treasure and lots more to read!

Nov 22, 2009

A fantastic trilogy. A strong-willed heroine pitted against incredible odds amid a fiery setting. Well-paced action and excitement.


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Mar 01, 2010

Now, from the imagination of two of fantasy fiction's hottest young talents, comes an astonishing epic that takes readers into the heart of the exotic Tsurani empire, where formal courts mask deadly intrigues. Murder and magic encircle the mysterious world of Kelewan, where a valiant girl leads her followers through terror and peril - and discovers her own womanhood. She is Mara, Ruling Lady of the Acoma, who in her heroic struggles for survival must contend with powerful rival houses, strike deals with sinister rebel warriors, and forge a treaty with the enigmatic Cho-ja - a race of alien insectoids. But in order to restore the house to pre-eminence Mara must trade her heart for power as she marries the son of an enemy - all the while plotting his death. Mara's bold and desperate gamble enables her to get past assassinations and betrayal until she must confront her most dangerous foe. In his own stronghold...


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