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Servant of the Empire Audiobook

Servant of the Empire

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Publisher's Summary

Book two in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by best-selling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts.

Nobody knows how to play the Game of the Council better than Mara of the Acoma. Through bloody political manoeuvring she has become a powerful force within the Empire; but surrounded by deadly rivals, Mara has to be the best simply to stay alive. But Lady Mara must contend with battles on two fronts: in the hotbed of intrigue and treachery that is the court of Tsurani; and in her heart, where her affection for a barbarian slave from the enemy world of Midkemia leads her to question the principles by which she lives.

Servant of the Empire is the second in Feist and Wurts' wonderful epic trilogy - one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time. The trilogy concludes with the third book, Mistress of the Empire.

©2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"A gripping tale." (The Times)
"Epic scope… vivid imagination… a significant contribution to the growth of the field of fantasy." (Washington Post)
"Well-written… intelligent… intriguing." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Josh 01/06/2016
    Josh 01/06/2016
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    "4th time and still an Excellent read!"

    I always read these 3 books after working through the Rift War saga, so the happens of Midkemia are fresh which adds an extra layer of depth to the story and happiness when the author let's you use your own intelligence to connect the dots on what was happening in Midkemia at the time.

    The narrator is excellent as well! Looking forward to the final book! Already downloading 😊

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    Warren 23/02/2016
    Warren 23/02/2016
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    "Surprised"
    Would you listen to Servant of the Empire again? Why?

    Probably not, but that has nothing to do with the story line, I am never one to listen to anything twice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being a big Magician fan, I initially struggled with the thought that I would enjoy a plot that didn't revolve around Pug, but I found the characters in the story to be strong enough to maintain my interest and in some cases long to know more about how they would evolve.


    What about Tania Rodrigues’s performance did you like?

    Again, I probably have a little more male chauvinist in me than I care to admit, but after giving Tania an hour or so of listening time, I found her inflections and character changes compelling, I would have no hesitation in listening to books that she narrates and am looking forward to listening to Mistress of the Empire for just that reason. - Great work Tania


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Surprisingly I did, the portrayal of the circumstances throughout the book I found myself with tears welling in my eyes, usually from a sense of happiness when things unfolded unexpectedly.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 27/08/2015
    Mark 27/08/2015
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    "Amazing to hear the emotion. "

    I have read this trilogy more than half a dozen times, because I loved the story. To hear it brings another level of enjoyment and emotion. Thank you

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    Sally 01/07/2015
    Sally 01/07/2015
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    "Completely addicted"

    Completely addicted to these characters & this intriguing story that opens up layer by layer. This book is just as enjoyable as the first & I can't wait to get started on the third.

    It was great to see a little more presence from the magicians & to see the Lady that Mara becomes as she ages through her twenties. Well written & captivating, another gem from Fiest & Wurts.

    Tania narrates this book superbly & I can almost see the book as a movie as I listen. While she changes her voice for different characters, it is just slight & not ridiculous like other books I've heard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs. H. L. Rider
    8/12/15
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    "Stunning"

    Loved everything. Story is gripping and decades later still relevant. Can't imagine anybody reading better, no performing better. Result is stunning.

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  • miss e m aguero
    19/11/15
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    "I listened every spare minute"

    loved the rift war books and the fact that I am so empathetic to the surani now with this trilogy - amazing story craft Ray and Janny!!!!!! Great to have a female fantasy hero for a change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Crawford
    Maidstone, UK
    2/11/15
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    "Heavy going political story"

    I started this series with Magician which I enjoyed. However, this Empire series is more about politics in a weird society than the fantasy that first drew me in. I found it heavy going and difficult to keep track of all the clans and characters. Not my favourite audio book.

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  • Nick
    14/01/15
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    "Great"

    Very good and well read, the saga is just as good as the magician opening three.
    Look forward to next

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  • E Cleaver
    Chatteris, England
    8/01/15
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    "Fantastic!"

    Love this book! Brilliant story keeps you captivated from the first chapter. A must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rodica
    London
    15/12/14
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    "Great story, can't wait to start the next book."

    this author is new to me and by my husband insistance I've listen to Magician and got hooked. Few days later got the nest book and so on. 👍👍👍

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristin
    Wiltshire
    21/07/14
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    "A wonderful book"
    Would you listen to Servant of the Empire again? Why?

    I had forgotten how good this trilogy is. It is one of the few books that really made me choke up at the end - wont tell you if it was for a happy or sad reason, wouldn't want to spoil it! But this is a fantastically believable set of characters, so beautifully read that you really feel for so many of them. And yet the book is so long and complex that it really needs more than one read!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Servant of the Empire?

    The final meeting in the council chamber, and not knowing who will win or how, but hoping it will all come together.


    What about Tania Rodrigues’s performance did you like?

    I loved the way she expressed the emotions of the characters whilst still keeping the sense of their "honorable" detachment from noticeable feelings.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, as above, one of the few books to have made me feel so emotional at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Please audible, bring out the final part of the trilogy soon, I cant wait to hear the story again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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