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Daughter of the Empire Audiobook

Daughter of the Empire

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Publisher's Summary

Book one in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by best-selling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.

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 deaths 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.

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 magnificent first book in The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.

©1987 Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A gripping tale." (The Times)
"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
"Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Gordon 09/02/2015
    Gordon 09/02/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "A great co-operation between authors."

    I have to admit I liked this series of books a little more than the "Rift War Saga" though there was some cross over with that series happening. Feist & Wurts worked well together and the series seemed to me, not have the rough edges that Magician, Silverthorne & A darkness at Sethanon had. The characters are predominantly human with nary an Elf or for that matter (thank god) a thief to be seen, which made the series more, well, believable. (I know, a strange word to use in relation to works of fantasy...but) Personally I think Tania Rodrigues did a fantastic job in narrating all three books in the series. After all the central character in the series is a woman and to have a male reading the part would have just been ....odd. A great series and a good listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Louis Edinburgh 18/06/2014
    Louis Edinburgh 18/06/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "Keep Peter Joyce please"
    What does Tania Rodrigues bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Not a lot TBH, I would like to see how Peter Joyce reads this book as he has done a great job on the Rift War Saga and Krondors Sons, they're in the same story so I think he should have continued. I do however understand with the lead being female the use of having a female narrator but Tania just didn't cut it for me.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fab 01/10/2016
    Fab 01/10/2016
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    "Must LISTEN!"

    Immense story. Top notch narration. If you enjoy fantasy or a good yarn, this is for you!
    Once you have completed this series, try the Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell.

    Feist and Wurts deliver an amazing fiction here, worthy to rank alongside Magician and besting the likes of Tolkien and R.R.Martin.

    You will treasure this audio book for years to come. It makes long drives and housework breeze by like the summer winds that caress broad leaf oaks of the seasonal forest.

    God bless

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 08/06/2014
    Robert 08/06/2014 Member Since 2008
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    "Re-discovered story"
    What made the experience of listening to Daughter of the Empire the most enjoyable?

    I read this trilogy years ago and it was just as good listening to it the second time around.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 02/05/2014
    02/05/2014
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    "Plot within plot."
    Would you listen to Daughter of the Empire again? Why?

    Yes. It is one of my favorite fantasy books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader sounded like she had never seen the book before, and wasn't interested in it


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It took 2 work days (I drive motorways all day)


    Any additional comments?

    Can we have the next books in the series please. But with a different reader if possible

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Martin 20/11/2017
    Martin 20/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A classic"

    well written and composed, this story rings with ancient Japanese culture as it's muse. a good read for any who enjoy political intrigue with an old world theme sprinkled with magic and fantasy

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    Miss Kara J Spencer 11/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Astounding and way above my expectations."

    I enjoyed this even more than the Riftwar trilogy and I honestly didn't think it would surpass that at all. The audio sample does not do this book justice at all. I wasn't going to purchase it and I was also unsure of the reader at first but she was outstanding and im so glad I purchased it despite being unconvinced by the audio sample. Seriously good read.

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    Amazon Customer 17/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Likes - intrigue plots steeped in cultures that could easily be associated with our own civilisations centuries ago.

    Dislikes - none. Seriously.

    Reading. Excellent. Tania is a preferred narrator for me only bettered in polgara the sorceress

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    Anonymous 26/05/2017
    26/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    Great book read beautifully wonderful characters breath taking fantasy love the strong female character looking forward to the next book

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    Amazon Customer 27/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A really clever and imaginative book"

    the book takes the brilliant story of 'the magician' and weaves this book into it very cleverly.

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  • lum
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    25/04/14
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    "Those who loved Daenerys Targaryen will love Mara"

    I read the book when I was a teenager when it was published way before the game of thrones. Not your usual sword and sorcery it is full of political intrigue, dynastic clashes and murder set in a world of magic and exoticness. If you like strong yet vulnerable women pick this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jo
    WODONGA, Australia
    04/12/16
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    "wow"

    loved the collaborative effort, thanks awfully for this.
    looking forward to the next book.

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  • Rell
    30/07/16
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    "Great listen"

    Great production with lovely narration that brings back many memories of first reading this book as a teenager, bringing that majestic novel to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Finlay
    baggins8
    02/03/16
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    "Good listening to"

    Could not put it down. Really enjoyed the book when I read it and then when I listened to it. The narrator was good to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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