Mistress of the Empire (The Empire Trilogy #3)
Besieged by spies and rival houses, stalked by a secret and merciless brotherhood of assassins, the...more
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Let's start with the good part. Mistress of the Empire started with a BANG! that left me unable to put the book down for a few chapters because of how powerful its impact was on the story and characters. Later in the book another tragic surprise roped me in with a similar intensity, and the fast-paced actio...more
The plotting was tremendous, taking the reader through political intrigue and subterfuge, and a host of sub-plots. IMO this was a well-thought-out process that...more
The other three-quarters of the book is utterly brilliant, totally gripping and in places heartwre...more
I still love the characters but it just got bogged down with so much excess that it lost that spark that fir...more
Don't take this to heart though.. Most people love it. It's probably just me.
But all is not well of course; a lot of the Lords are apposing the Emperor’s new rule and his change to a more humane society. And that means that Mara’s enemies are not resting either, as sh...more
De ware macht in het Keizerrijk ligt niet bij de Krijgsheer, niet bij de Hoge Raad, niet bij de Goede Dienares en zelfs niet bij het Hemelse Licht. Het Keizerrijk wordt al sinds mensenheugenis in een wurggreep gehouden door de Assemblee der Magiërs. Een serie tragische gebeurtenissen motiveert Mara om hier verandering in te brengen. Het antwoord op de vraag hoe de Assemblee bestreden kan worden is echter niet binnen de grenzen van het Keizerrijk te...more
Third in stunning reissues of Raymond Feist & Janny Wurts classic trilogy -- one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time. THE EMPIRE TRILOGY: BOOK III The final play of the game. Surrounded on all sides by warring factions, assassins and spies, Mara of the Acoma must draw on her deepest resources to secure her position once and for all.From Publishers Weekly
The trilogy begun with Daughter of the Empire is here brought to a strong conclusion. Lady Mara of the Acoma clan, n...more
The book does suffer q...more
The culture in which she exists is so stagnate, so utte...more
Mara has travelled an immense distance, both literally and metaphorically. She sees how the stagnation of the Empire, due largely to the rigid honour code that dictates the Tsurani way of life, stifles the growth of the land and its people.
Her task i...more
I wrote this a few months after finishing the book and my reading was interrupted a few times and took longer than expected. One of the reasons was the plot itself. As someone who was so charmed by the characters in the story, I really hate the authors' decision to kill one of the minor characters in...more
There were some moments where you were caught up in an overwhelming wave of cliche which surpassed even what Patrick Rothfuss has dubbed "EFP" (Extruded Fantasy Product). They didn't last too long, but they had to be willfully ignored.
I thought the end wrapped up nicely. But the very ending wrapped up a bit too nicely for my taste.
This book started at a 4, immediately...more