Sent to Carthak as part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn't like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it's not her place to say anything -- she's just there to heal the emperor's birds. It's extremely... show more
Sent to Carthak as part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn't like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it's not her place to say anything -- she's just there to heal the emperor's birds. It's extremely frustrating! What's more, her power has grown in a mysterious way. As the peace talks stall, Daine puzzles over Carthak's two-faced Emperor Ozorne. How can he be so caring with his birds and so cruel to his people? Daine is sure he's planning something. Daine must fight the powerful Emperor Mage, knowing that the safety and peace of the realm depend on stopping Ozorne's power-hungry schemes.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 1st 2005
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
Series: The Immortals (#3)
The series this is a part of is my least favorite among Pierce's books; I find the environmentalist and animal rights themes rather heavy handed. This third book is my favorite within that series though, if for no other reason a certain scene with Daine which I'd love to see in a major motion pictur...
This book freaking ROCKED! Daine is such a great strong female character! Pierce is really the best at creating women that are strong, intelligent, independent, and yet still has appealing human flaws like impatience, arrogance, and anger.My favorite chapter hands down is when Daine loses her temp...
More like 3.5 stars than four, really, but this was a better book than the first two, so rounding up to four. Also, I read this in one evening, which doesn't happen very often these days (okay, it's a reasonably short book, but even so), so that counts for something, too.Daine's getting more and mor...
Now, THAT'S more like it! Major major redemption for the yawnfest that was book 2. In Emperor Mage, Daine gets to pretend she's actually a girl sent from a royal envoy as diplomats into a foreign land instead of a girl who wants to be an animal and surrounded by animals all the time. Human interacti...