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Mistress of the Empire

Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Length: 32 hrs and 1 min
5 out of 5 stars (278 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Book three in the magnificent Empire Trilogy by best-selling authors Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. Welcome to the final play of the game. Now revered as the Servant of the Empire, Mara of the Acoma is in more danger than ever before. Not only does she face threats from the brotherhood of assassins and the cunning spies of rival ruling houses, but she has attracted the attention of the awesome Assembly of Magicians, who see her as a threat to their power.

But Mara has not reached her position through luck or accident of fate. Surrounded on all sides by enemies determined to bring her down, Mara must draw on her deepest resources to secure her place as Mistress of the Empire once and for all.

Mistress of the Empire is the stunning final book in Feist and Wurts' epic trilogy - one of the most successful fantasy collaborations of all time.

©1992 Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"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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fantastic

loved it totally. the narration was beautiful and added another layer to the story.
read in order and enjoy the complete story.

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  • MB
  • 07-01-2019

A True Master Piece of Storytelling

A fantastical master piece of Storytelling from two giants of the genre. The plot builds and thickens as the triolgy progresses. The story is filled with intricate connecting threads as it cascades along in breathtaking suspence interwoven with romance, political intrigue , spy networks, adventure, great battles, tragedy and exuberant exaltation. The ending left me with a tear in my eye.
I like reading a hard copy and I finished up purchasing three different publishers, one for each book in the series. Each publisher had its own merit, though Doubleday retained a good secondhand quality. I used Audible when suitable synching it with kindle to help find my place.

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Fantastic Trilogy with a very neat + ordered finalé

Loved the reading by Tania Rodrigues of a fantastic trilogy!!

Can’t help but be dissatisfied with an overly ordered finish; one lacking credibility & not living up to the distinguished writing before it.

Thoroughly enjoyed the series and would recommend.

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Beautiful!

Absolutely brilliant end to a wonderful series of books. Well done.
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Fantasy and political intrigue

The standoff between the magicians and the Servant of the Empire comes to a crescendo in the last book of this trilogy of fantasy and political intrigue.

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Entertainment all the way

Great series, sorry to finish. Characters strong and knowable, seductive plots, clear and clever performance.

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  • Mr
  • 13-02-2018

Great final book that wraps everything up nicely

Entertaining and well narrated. Wraps everything up nicely but by far the most involving of the 3.

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Masterbeast

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great conclusion

fantastic trillogy that just keeps upping the antie.
well worth a read/listen. pitty there's no more about that world

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Delightful

A magnificent story of intrigue and honour, part three. The narrator performed the story beautifully.

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  • Lulu
  • 19-09-2014

Regarded as a brilliant standalone!

I am not ashamed to say, I did not read the prequels to this Book 3 of the Empire Trilogy - Daughter of the Empire and Servant of the Empire. However, perhaps it's because I did not, that I found the Mistress of the Empire and the characters to be so unexpectedly fascinating and witty. Perhaps if I had read the other Books, I may not have been so frequently lost with the numerous names/characters, understood a little more of warring factions/houses and the true extent of the political and emotional turmoil experienced by the characters; I might have also appreciated the fantasy world so vividly described. Notwithstanding, because the authors possess such astounding skill and intellect, reflecting ever so often to events or issues that arose in the previous Books, I was able to absorb and thoroughly enjoy this Book 3, appreciating the different dynamics to the gripping tale; that of politics, altruism, economics (trade, commerce, slavery), war (fighting/action), culture ( rich, ingrained, different and competitive), romance, loss, loyalty, epic fantasy (featuring magic and mystical creatures), etc - this Book/Trilogy is so "all-encompassing", there's something to keep everyone engaged!!. I do not think reading the end of the Trilogy first will put me off reading the other Books, if anything, I'm now feeling compelled to start it from the beginning and will be excited to read the last Book again!!

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  • Alastair
  • 25-06-2018

Tanis Rodriguez is fantastic

She really brings this series to life. It's odd, the sample just doesn't do it justice. Fantastic story and I heartily recommend!

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  • ben
  • 09-05-2018

sublime

I've read every book written about the twin worlds of midkemia and kelewan, and loved them all. I've thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narration of these books, reliving the stories, the twists and turns of the plot. Ms Rodriguez had done a fantastic job of setting the tone and telling the stories of some of my most favourite characters in the whole series. thank you so much.

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  • Roman_Ondus
  • 27-11-2018

Exceptially good ending

One of the most intriguing political fantasy. Great writing and masterful narration. Strongly recommended for fans of fantasy.

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  • Bruce L.
  • 10-11-2018

Excellent book

Another great book. Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. would recommend this and the others of the Rift War collection.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-08-2018

Satisfying end to a brilliant series

I really enjoyed this entire trilogy. Lots of action and lots of intrigue. However, at times I did find Mara’s exploits a bit too far-fetched and I found her 'untouchable' nature a little irritating but never the less it was a gripping story and I could not stop listening to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-08-2018

Epic

Ups and downs triumph and defeat.A fantastic tale of one womans struggle against years of tradition.

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  • Antonio Goard
  • 18-04-2018

Satisfying End

This was a long one and at times I found myself drifting away but it was a satisfying end to the trilogy. I found Mara’s exploits a bit far-fetched even for her own untouchable exalted station but it was gripping to the end and ambitious story telling.

The narrator grew on me over the three books and I came to love her tone and character voices even more on this edition.

This was a strong final book to this collection of books in the overall Riftwar Saga world - not quite as enjoyable as the original trilogy but one I will miss nonetheless. I hope some of the future books I will read will return to this world even for a fleeting moment as it really has been an intriguing yarn, well told with great imagination.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-03-2018

Extremely low volume. Annoying!

This is the third book all in the same series that has the insufferable low playing volume. Same goes for the other two previous books. I have to put my listening device on max volume in order to be able to listen to the book. Please audible fix this!! P

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  • Paula Clayton
  • 11-01-2018

Fabulous! unputdownable!

Constant twists and turns, clever writing. plots and intrigue. loved it, cant wait for the next!