Mistress of the Empire

Riftwar Cycle: The Empire Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Series: The Empire Trilogy, Book 3, Riftwar Cycle, Book 7
Length: 32 hrs and 2 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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this trilogy is awesome....lol

this books surprised me. i was expecting more of Pug and hia fellows at the tale, but Mara an Kevin got all my attentio and now i want to knwon more of them. i couldnt stop till the last book was finished. brilliant.

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Intrigue, Conspiracy, Espionage and Action!

Very well executed conclusion to a series within a series. Like a rollercoaster of hope and desperation it's a wild ride.

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good end to this trilogy

A little drawn out, but overall a good yet predictable ending, if you've made it this far in the story I think you will be satisfied.

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Love the full journey & all encompassing ending!!

Absolutely Love this 3rd book of this trilogy.
I thought the first book moved slowly in building the base characters & environmental situations, but ended well. The 2nd book was very enjoyable, much faster paced, and significantly better than the 1st. This 3rd book is above & beyond the best of the 3. Very enjoyable read/listen! Well done!

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Loved it!

I own the series in hard copy and have read it several time however, i loved listening to it and plan on listening to the series again to pick up what I missed the first time.

I highly recommend the series.

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great book, loved the story and how it unfolded

great book, loved the story and how it unfolded, what a good read, thank you

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great performance!

excellent end to the mini series. excellent character development. couldn't ask for a better ending.

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Classic from a huge Universe.

This title, and the other two in the trilogy, from the Rift War universe is a great side story that stands alone on its own. Court intrigue on the level of R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones, viewed from a single house as it struggles to make its place in world. If you are rooting for Sansa Stark you will root for Mara of the Acoma.

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Awesome

What a great finish to a really great fantasy, one of my favorites, this is truly a classic

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Good conclusion to a good series

My only criticism is that the narrator really needed to learn how to pronounce "chitin," "epitome," and several other uncommon words.