Karen Miller’s Empress, the first in the Godspeaker trilogy, is a book of epic high fantasy to a slave to a knife-dancer to wife of the warlord to Empress of Mijak. [singlepic id=61 w= h= float=right]. If you are looking for dark fantasy, look no further. Empress by Karen Miller, first in her Godspeaker. This is the world that Karen Millar has built in Empress. While incredibly interesting the world is built almost lazily, changing at times to fit the.

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Creating a strong, resourceful female protagonist. It’s like the reader themselves gets pushed away from Hekat’s mind. Hekat will fo slave to no man. This book is NOT precious. It was a tiresome novel, the sacrifice and fight scenes and there are a lot of those are so bloody they sometimes become sickening.

I grew tired of seeing reviews with people rating it only one star because “she’s too mean” or “there’s just something about her that makes me hate her. Well, maybe one of the characters. You can wake up now It gives us a vision that maybe the god is just the strongest voice of the moment, not the only power in the land.


This makes her viewpoint particularly interesting because this kind of character is usually reserved for the villain in epic fantasy. What are they thinking? We are so accustomed to identifying with the miiak. May 20, Ben Babcock rated it or was ok Shelves: The world setting is also interesting. I enjoyed the book, it wasn’t my fave in the series. There’s a couple of “why exactly did that happen? Her thoughts, emotions, etc.

I was never scared of Sauron, because he was a nameless, faceless, and rather boring “character” – he didn’t exist. Winter Be My Shield. While incredibly interesting the world is built almost lazily, emprress at times to fit the author’s needs. It is going to take more than run on sentences and the phrase “I think I did not” repeated on every page. Again, this is not necessarily a bad book. I wanted to start with the idea of the origin story.

It was interesting to read but it did feel too over the top and draining at times we’ll get back to this. The world building is immaculate!!!

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Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Your email address will not be published. She is not a vehicle or touchstone for the reader, not a narrator or witness.


At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Kids are killed, women are killed, everyone is killed. The one ruled by brown people is where everyone is overly violent and bloodthirsty.

However, I kept reading to see what she w Why I read this book? I was more aggravated by the constant god-prefixing earlier in the book, when a sudden blizzard of such similar-sounding terminology started to have the same effect that repeating the same word over and over will have.

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I’ve heard arguments that you’re not supposed to empresss her, but pages of loathing the main character is too much. This is the world that Karen Millar has built in Empress. Slavery exists, and every territory within Mijak is ruled by a separate, conquest-hungry warlord.