Stunning reissues of Raymond Feist & Janny Wurts classic trilogy -- one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time. THE EMPIRE SERIES: BOOK I Enter the mysterious world of Kelewan, where Mara of the Acoma must protect her honour and her people in the ruthless Game of the Council.
From the imagination of two of fantasy's greatest names comes a magnificent epic of heroic adventure and dynastic struggle.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages, maps
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 03/01/1998
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780586074817
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Review by seldombites
I love this book. The Tsurani have a fascinating culture that puts me in mind of a cross between the Japanese and Chinese warlords. Mara is a strong heroine and a character to be admired.Anyone who read the Riftwar Saga will enjoy this tale of life beyongd the rift.
Review by reading_fox
Superb dual authored continuation of the tales of the Rift. Set solely in Kelewan at about the time of Magician (a few events are mentioned). Mara of the Acoma family assumes the Lady of the house after her father and elder brother are killed during an attack in Midkemia. A rival house pulled back instead of supportying them, earning a bloodfued. Mara only 17 has to quickly rise to the intelligence and cunning required to survive at this level of the Game of the Council. Her expolits with various neighbours and schemes show that she is remarkably talented in this.Superbly written - each author took an alternate chapter and then polished the gaps - you can't tell the difference in style. There are a very few glitches in tense which I think may be attributable to this, but it is marvelous. It has all of Janny's polished prose and attention grabbing world details with Feists' quick running smooth talking characters. A joy to read, the only slight downside is that is occasionally disjointed. There are some hefty jumps between chapters and past events are not neatly rounded up in the manner one might expect.
Review by ashooles
At first, it was difficult to get into to and understand, but eventually, everything made sense and I found myself thoroughly enjoying this story. There were sad bits, parts that made me angry and others that made me kepp on reading until I found out what happened. What a great story!