Saturday, November 30, 2013
Book Review: Mistress Of The Empire by Raymond E. Feist & Janny Wurts
Blurb: Besieged by spies and rival houses, stalked by a secret and merciless brotherhood of assassins, the brilliant Lady Mara of the Acoma faces the most deadly challenge she has ever known. The fearsome Black Robes see Mara as the ultimate threat to their ancient power. In search of allies who will join her against them, Mara must travel beyond civilization's borders and even into the hives of the alien cho-ja. As those near and dear to her fall victim to many enemies, Mara cries out for vengeance. Drawing on all of her courage and guile she prepares to fight her greatest battle of all--for her life, her home, and the Empire itself.
I give it 4 stars
My review: A brilliant and thrilling ride from start to finish, Mistress of the Empire will sweep you away on a desperate journey of love, hope, and sacrifice as Mara struggles to protect those close to her from the machinations of the all powerful Black Robes and the spiteful anger of a jilted Lord.
This is a breathtaking fantasy novel of the highest order. Plot, setting, and characters are blended in perfect harmony, so no one aspect of the novel outshines the others. Intrigue abounds as two Houses vie against each other in an increasingly bloody game of politics and assassinations, and no less than the fate of an entire Empire rests on the courage and resolve of a single woman.
Mistress of the Empire is fantasy at it's finest and a must read for any fan of the genre.
Posted by Kyra Dune at 4:18 PM