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Servant of the Empire

Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy, Book 2
Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Series: The Empire Trilogy, Book 2, Riftwar Cycle, Book 6
Length: 30 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

"A sweeping drama unveiling a tale of love, hate and sacrifice against the panorama of an alien yet familiar society." (Publishers Weekly)

"Uncommonly satisfying." (Locus)

©2017 Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts (P)2017 Random House Audio

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Disappointing

Well read, the political manoeuvres are interesting and well thought out but the romance aspect is woefully written. Like some sort of teenage romance written by a bunch of teenage girls at a sleepover who have just read their mums Mills and Boon. It was difficult to get through because of this. Trying to pass off a giant white skinned ginger haired barbarians child as that of a below average height, dark haired, dark skinned man's child just doesn't fit. A poor showing for Raymond E Feist, I'm not familiar with Janny Wurts other works so I can't compare that.

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  • eve
  • 17-06-19

DNF @ 90%

Me: So your slave lover is 6’5, wide shouldered, with red gold hair, striking blue eyes and a tongue that disrespects you in public at every turn?

Mara: Yes! He’s so hot I forgive him everything. I decided to have his baby and pass it off as Hokanu’s.

Me: And what does Hokanu look like?

Mara: Oh, 5’10 with really dark skin and up-tilted black eyes. Slender. He’s totally rich and important, the baby will have it made!

Me: Yeah, uh genius.

I lost respect for the main character and many secondary characters rubbed me wrong. This sequel did not fulfill the promise of book one.

DNF 90%

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  • G
  • 23-12-17

The best story ever

I truly believe that the Daughter of the Empire and Servant of the Empire are the best fiction stories ever written. LOVE it!

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  • Rachel S. Hart
  • 13-11-17

Love the strong female lead

Ive loved this series since I first read it in the 90 s. The audible performance made it even better! I luv audible and listening tobooks especially since i dont have time to read anymore, its perfect to help me keep up with all my favorites! Audible 20 review sweepstakes entry

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  • Stacy's stories
  • 26-11-19

An utter and complete let down after epic trilogy

Very interesting premise. Very interesting characters. Very interesting setting.

Still a failure. Why?

Because it's a melodramatic, dragged-out, estrogen-fest, worthy of the worst drug store romance novels.

This trilogy is related to the original in only the most superficial ways. It replaced everything else with nearly endless blather about what this person is thinking, followed by what that person is thinking. On and on and on!!

I was able to grind through the first of this set, but called it quits part way through this one. I kept feeling the need to shout "JUST GET ON WITH IT ALREADY!!", and that is unacceptable.

I did get my Audible credit back though, so at least there's that.

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  • Kasey
  • 28-06-19

Flawless

The story was great. The narration was on point. Favorite Raymond E. Feist book so far.

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  • Firennice
  • 02-04-19

I loved this book. it was very well written. <br />it

I loved this book. it was very well written. it also had a great storyline

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  • dynem216
  • 16-02-19

you have to read this series

the second book is a strong successor to the first book. excellent. 10 out of 10.

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  • Gene R
  • 04-10-18

Great story line. Hope the final book is as good.

Great book can't wait to listen to the last book. Story line just keeps getting better all the time.

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  • Bruce Restrepo
  • 20-09-18

Knockout Sequel!!

I've read and now listen to the book several times over. It is one of my favorites from Raymond E. Feist Loaded with emotion and political intrigue as with the first one, this second installment absolutely take it to the next level!

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  • Griffin Barber
  • 31-07-18

Best middle book of a trilogy

So very good! It avoids the traps and pitfalls of most middle books in a trilogy by being a complete story in and of itself.