Author(s): Raymond E. Feist; Janny Wurts
Book one in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, now available in ebook format. 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 death 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. Daughter of the Empire is the magnificent first book in The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. 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 first in Feist and Wurts' wonderful epic trilogy - one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time. The trilogy continues with the second book, Servant of the Empire.
Rather embarrassingly for a fantasy fan, this is the first novel by Feist I've read. Mara of House Acoma is about to be dedicated to the Temple when news arrives that her Father and brother have been slaughtered on the battlefield and she is now head of her House and family. She must battle for the loyalty of her subjects while protecting them from the politics of the Game of Council, and seemingly inevitable destruction at the hands of her enemies. Feist and Wurts have created a unique and multifaceted fantasy world, part feudal Japan, part medieval Europe. A strong female lead is a rarity in fantasy, but Mara is a fantastic character who epitomises everything that is good about the genre. - Lucy
'A gripping tale.' The Times
Raymond E. Feist is one of the most successful fantasy authors of all time. The Riftwar series is a global bestselling phenomenon. Janny Wurts is the inspried author of the very successful Wars of Light and Shadow series now into its fifth volume.