Daughter of Empire

Raymond E. Feist, Author, Janny Wurts, With Doubleday Books $17.95 (394p) ISBN 978-0-385-23393-4
Feist, author of the Riftwar Trilogy, and Wurts, whose fantasy novels include Sorcerer's Legacy and Stormwarden, have combined their skills to produce this absorbing saga. Mara is taking her final religious vows when a messenger interrupts the ceremony to report the deaths in battle of her father and brother. Now Ruling Lady of the Acoma, the teenager must rally its depleted forces against many enemies, particularly Lord Jingu of the Minwanabi, who sent her menfolk to their demise. Hampered though she is by the rigid traditions of her Oriental society, Mara replenishes her army with the masterless grey warriors and skillfully reaches a bargain with the cho-ja, insectoid aliens. Her most dangerous gambit is a political marriage to cement an alliance. Deprived of overt status, she finds it difficult to manipulate her brutish but cunning husband. This full-bodied dynastic fantasy has the sweep and drama of a good historical novel about an exotic time and place. (June 19)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1987
Release date: 05/01/1987
Paperback - 528 pages - 978-0-00-734915-9
Mass Market Paperbound - 432 pages - 978-0-553-27211-6
Paperback - 528 pages - 978-0-586-07481-7
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