Daughter of the Empire

Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Series: Riftwar Cycle, Book 5, The Empire Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
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An epic tale of adventure and intrigue, Daughter of the Empire is fantasy of the highest order by two of the most talented writers in the field today.

Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir. Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy. Only then can Mara face her most dangerous foe of all - in his own impregnable stronghold.

©2017 Raymond Feist & Janny Wurts (P)2017 Random House Audio
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Excellent narration brings an old favorite to life

I'm always hesitant to try the audio version of a favorite book. I was so excited to see this series on Audible and am relieved to report that Tania Rodrigues narration was excellent with voice and pronunciations as I have always heard them in my head. I look forward to listening to the other two in the series.

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Finally!

I've waited for Audible to get this book for a long time and it is very well done. So good to revisit this classic fantasy novel - full of intrigue and with a quite different world from your typical fantasy novel with a compelling main character and a plot that is always moving. Great read!

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Interesting World/Culture

This series is one of my favorite. Another series I read as a young adult. It's still good as a "not so young" adult. A book that is good to read as a 20 something and a 50 something has a wide attraction. I did enjoy it for nostalgic reasons, but not only for that. Highly recommended if you like interesting and different worlds and cultures. #magic #femaleprotagonist #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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Excellent read for a wonderfull book

I discovered daughter of the empire a long time ago. And I have been waited for two years to get it on audible. This is a perfect read of the book. This is so great I absolutely recommend it.

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Love Love Love

Been hoping for years this would become an audio book and the narrator did an excellent job! One of my favorite stories of all time.

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Great story.

An excellent book. Great fantasy. I'm already downloading book two in the series. I got so engrossed listening that I missed my bus stop...worth it.

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Intrigue, Conspiracy, Espionage and Action!

A ton of depth in this plot, one wild ride of hope and desperation. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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Slow start, brilliant end

This first book in the series of Mara has a lot of buildup for the main story. I found it a bit slow in the middle part. Really liked the ending, which was satisfying but also intrigued me enough to want to buy the next book.

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Wish there were more!

3 books isn’t enough for this diverse world, Mara is the most intriguing character since Pug/Milamber! Himself!

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Timeless Read

This book was just as wonderful as when I read it 20 years ago. Better for the reading which was amazing. You should get this book.

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