By Raymond E. Feist
Magic and homicide engulf the world of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a sour blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While within the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot crafty and devious intrigues opposed to the rightful heir. Now Mara, a tender, untested Ruling girl, is named upon to steer her humans in a heroic fight for survival. But first she needs to rally a military of insurgent warriors, shape a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy. Only then can Mara face her most deadly foe of all--in his personal impregnable stronghold. An epic story of experience and intrigue. Daughter of the Empire is fable of the top order via of the main gifted writers within the box this day.
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Absently she wondered who had presumed to appoint Jican hadonra in his stead. ' Mara barely managed another nod. Her personal belongings would have been moved to her father's suite, the largest in the building. She moved woodenly, passing the length of the square garden that stood at the heart of every Tsurani great house. The carved wooden grillework that enclosed the balcony walkways above, the flower beds, and the fountain under the trees in the courtyard seemed both familiar and inescapably strange after the stone architecture of the temples.
She was not surprised to learn that the old hadonra had refused to eat or drink after Lord Sezu's death. Since he was an elderly man, it must have taken only a few days for him to die. Absently she wondered who had presumed to appoint Jican hadonra in his stead. ' Mara barely managed another nod. Her personal belongings would have been moved to her father's suite, the largest in the building. She moved woodenly, passing the length of the square garden that stood at the heart of every Tsurani great house.
That the Acoma must show such a sign of weakness made Mara's cheeks burn with anger. Grateful for the temple robe that hid the shaking in her knees, she descended the steps. A litter awaited her at the bottom. A dozen slaves stood silently by until the Lady of the Acoma settled inside. Then Papewaio and Keyoke assumed position, one on each side. On Keyoke's command, the slaves grasped the poles and lifted the litter on to sweating shoulders. Veiled by the light, embroidered curtain on either side of the litter, Mara sat stiffly as the soldiers formed up before and after their mistress.
Daughter of the Empire: An Epic Saga of the World on the Other Side of the Riftwar by Raymond E. Feist