Servant of the Empire - Empire, Bk 2 Author:Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts The saga of the young and brilliant Mara, Lady of the Acoma, began with Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurt's "Daughter of the Empire". Set on Kelewan -- the world on the far side of the magical rift as portrayed in Raymond E. Feist's bestselling "Riftwar" novels, "Daughter of the Empire" followed Mara's des... more »perate struggle for survival after the deaths of her father and brother in the Riftwar. Sheltered and inexperienced, Mara is suddenly thrust into the vicious political machinations of the Tsurani court with no allies and only her wit to sustain her. Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts breathe vibrant life into Mara's continuing story with "Servant of the Empire", their most exciting novel yet, filled with intrique, magic, and desire.
Having proved her mettle as a skilled player in the Great Game of the Tsurani court, Mara now finds her life, her estates, and her heart under siege.
She faces Lord Desio of the Minwanabi, who has sworn a vengeful blood oath to destroy her. With his ambitious cousin Tasaio, Desio sets in motion, a plan that could wipe out not only Mara and her young son, but all those who have brought honor to the Acorna name.
And she must deal with the rakish troublemaker, Kevin of Zun, a Midkemian slave whose alien ideas, gentle charm, and and startling good looks foment between them a passionate clash of wills, changing Mara's perspective entirely.
As the Riftwar draws to it's tumultuous end, Mara is set upon at every turn by dark magic, political murder, and devastating heartbreak. What Desio isn't counting on is Mara's relationship with Kevin -- whose secret identity becomes his mistress's secret weapon -- and Mara's own genius for strategy. When battle is finally joined between House Acorna and House Minwanabi, however, Mara can rely on her own instincts. And the plan she devises could bring either her ultimate victory -- or forever tear the Empire apart.« less