Daughter of the Empire
Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir. Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady,... show more
Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir. Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle 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. Only then can Mara face her most dangerous foe of all--in his own impregnable stronghold. An epic tale of adventure and intrigue. Daughter of the Empire is fantasy of the highest order by two of the most talented writers in the field today.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1988-06-01
Pages no: 421
Edition language: English
Collaborations can be a challenging way to tell a story, especially when both authors have an established voice. Ultimately, if done well, they are like an interesting ice cream swirl, something of the flavor of both authors creating a pleasant compination. Andre Norton is one of those authors that ...
Hmmm. So this is a bit of a classic, but I've never read it before. So I'm not really coloured by a bunch of fond memories, and I think I would have liked this book a lot more as a teenager. For: A smart and capable female protagonist to add to my pile of books for the kids to read. Albeit one n...
I honestly think this book deserves 5 stars, but I just can't give it that.The years Mara spent under Bunto's brutality didn't sit well with me. I am very American in that I can't understand family honor over honor of one's self. And also very American in that tradition doesn't hold to me like it ...
It's been a while since I've read a story with such complex political intrigue, and I enjoyed every word of it! Plot SummarySet in a Japanese-style setting and culture, Mara of the Acoma is but a few minutes away from being initiated into the service of the goddess Lashima. She is, however, rude...