Mistress of the Empire (Kelewan Empire Series #3)

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The world on the other side of the rift:  Kelewan, a land seething with political intrigue and deadly conspiracies.  Following the opulent panoply of Daughter Of The Empire and the dazzling pageantry of Servant Of The Empire comes the resounding conclusion to the Empire trilogy.

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 ...

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Overview

The world on the other side of the rift:  Kelewan, a land seething with political intrigue and deadly conspiracies.  Following the opulent panoply of Daughter Of The Empire and the dazzling pageantry of Servant Of The Empire comes the resounding conclusion to the Empire trilogy.

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.

With magnificent cover art from a Hugo Award-winning artist, this superb conclusion to Feist and Wurts' epic collaboration is destined to attract an even larger audience. Filled with intrigue, magic, and surprising passion, Mistress of the Empire continues the saga of one woman's battle to conquer and transform her world.

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"I enjoyed [Mistress Of The Empire ] enormously . . .  I particularly enjoyed Mara's adventures in the land outside the Empire."—Robert Gellis, Author of Masques Of Gold and Fires Of Winter
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The trilogy begun with Daughter of the Empire is here brought to a strong conclusion. Lady Mara of the Acoma clan, named Servant of the Empire by Ichindar, Emperor of the Tsuranuanni, whom she has raised from figurehead to true ruler, feels safe from her enemies for the first time in her life--until an assassination attempt aimed at her kills her young son and heir instead. Convinced her old foe, Jiro of the House Anasati, is behind the deed, she plans war. But her desires are thwarted by the reactionary Assembly of Magicians, who are, Mara begins to understand, the true power in the Empire, having kept the people docile for a millennium. In her fight to bring down her enemies and ensure peace for the Empire, Mara must employ the nonhuman cho-ja and an ancient secret. The characters' efforts to work out their destinies within the constraints of a tradition-bound culture is depicted with skill. (May)
Library Journal
Lady Mara of the Acoma, consummate player of the deadly game of intrigue that maintains the stability of the Tsurani Empire, pits her vision of a transformed society against an apparently unbeatable foe in this conclusion to a trilogy that includes Daughter of the Empire ( LJ 6/15/87) and Servant of the Empire ( LJ 10/15/90). Feist and Wurts have created an exotic fantasy world that is rich in texture and alive with political machinations. Fans of the series, as well as readers interested in Feist's ``Riftwar'' novels (set in a related universe), will enjoy this well-constructed fantasy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553561180
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Series: Kelewan Empire Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 119,723
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

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    The BEST !!!

    I wish this edition can be made into the ebook file.
    Better to have the whole series in an ereader - highly suggest it.
    How about making this into a movie.
    alot of people will watch it for sure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2000

    To put it simply, WOW!

    To say this series is good is to give it a grave disservice. It is stunning. This book in particular creates a world that is stagnating and falling apart because of a fear of change and a love of honor and tradition. Mara is one of the most intricate fantasy characters I have ever experienced. Read this series, and read it at least 4 or 5 times, I know I have.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    One of my favorite series I have read

    One of my favorite series I have read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2011

    A great finish!

    The final book in a fascinating trilogy continues with the story of an alien culture and its exposure to new ideas. As with the other books, surprises keep popping up and emotions run the gamut. One important element of all three books in the trilogy is the element of humor.

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  • Posted August 21, 2009

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    Mistress of the Empire

    I have to admit I did not enjoy this book as much as the first two in the series. It seemed to me that it had a tendency to drag, especially in the beginning, and that there was a little more "high drama" than needed, meaning the drama was a little overdone. I had a hard times in places keeping interest and struggled to continue reading. I'm glad I did because I would have hated not knowing what happened. It did pick up a bit towards the end and seemed to come back more in keeping with the first two books. Although I did not like this book as much as the first two, it was still a good book and story and finished off the series so it is a must read if you read the others.

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  • Posted November 1, 2008

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    A Must Read!!

    I read this series quite a few years ago, but I have kept the books because I totally plan on read them again. I love that the main character, a woman, has a political agenda and must put normal life aside to succeed. Her willpower and emotional strength are definite attributes. Feist created amazing characters in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2004

    i love you mara!

    i just finished mistress and i found it incredible.the politics,the intrigue, the forboding,is very stylishly done.mara is so strong through the very worst and she comes out on top. she is a very believable heroine.her pain and frustrations become your own and you can't put it down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2003

    a really good book

    this book is one of the best that i have read in all of my short but also boring life. so if u didnt read the first two go read them n then read this one n u won't be sorry. umm.. thats all i think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2000

    The best Feist series of all

    Many people have read many of Feist's other series (riftwar, serpantwar saga) but I have talked to many that have skipped over this series because it is on the other side of the rift. YOU COULD NOT MAKE A WORSE MISTAKE! This is the best written, most imaginative, breathtaking book (the whole series) of all Feists works. Out of 500+ fantasy novels I have read in the last 10 years, this is on my short list of the top 10. Read it, then email thanking me that you listened to my good advice (read the other books first in the series).

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