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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Empress (Godspeaker Trilogy #1) by Karen Miller

Her thoughts, emotions, etc. For a mujak book, Ms. She always got her way and while it was entertaining because she just grew more and more ruthless, it did become dull because you knew as the reader that she would win in the end.

Hekat is beautiful and treated well by the traders as she travels across the land to Et-Raklion. Mar 13, Choko rated it really liked it Shelves: I love to hate her. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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I think the biggest weakness of the story is its ever present deity. But they must be either relatable, or likable despite their shortcomings. Jan 20, Zabe Bent rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This one of the first books I have never finished, but it is one about which I can see that the reason for ditching it was probably a matter of dmpress in storytelling, emmpress because it was a poorly done book. I’m interested to see if Empress of Mijak spawns a new kind pf villain fiction. Yes, she wants to serve the god, and by certain accounts, that god appears to be real.


Item s unavailable for purchase. Karen Miller has succeeded in what other authors have failed at. If you are looking for dark fantasy, look no further. Her master calls her a Hell cat, empgess she chooses her name-Hekat. Halfway through the novel, the light went on: If this book wasn’t here, the next two would make yo This is now my favorite book.

Empress of Mijak [Mar 1, ]. The book is also bloody and raw.

Mar 15, Melania Ramona rated it really liked it Recommends it for: In theory, it’s the kind of book I’ve been craving. But Hekat ruined everything, I really hated her and she’s the main character! Hekat isn’t a charming or compelling villain, she’s just someone I don’t want to spend time with. Her plight has engendered empathy, but she is selfish, spiteful and arrogant: View all 13 comments.

There are rivers and pools and bassins empreess entire cascading waterfalls or so it seemed of blood everywhere, from sacrificial animals who then magically vanished, not even leaving the meat to feed the hungry masses as well as humans.

Hekat is taken in chains to Mijak’s largest city, home of the warlord Raklion. Jan 25, Afryst rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Her father “the man” decides to sell her emprress a wealthy merchant that sees beauty in the dirty nameless child. Unfortunately, the story itself does not do justice to the villain-as-hero paradigm shift.


Is there any romance in this book? Her purpose early in life is defined in comparison to him, and that squalor that she seeks to forget for the rest of her life. Kudos to Karen Miller for doing something that I have been ranting about for too long.

It was pretty good and entertaining. View all 9 comments.

Characters that shouldn’t matter suddenly became important. Books by Karen Miller. She insinuates herself into the barracks of the local warlord and eventually inveigles her way into the ranks of warriors themselves—no mean feat for someone born in a backwater and malnourished and mistreated all her life.

Empress itself is a totally engrossing work of fiction with political intrigue, betrayal, godly intervention, war and much more. I don’t have a problem with sacrifice errr, in literaturebut the amount of butchered-off beings in this book was just insane.

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Mljak to Book Page. This book made me want to bash my head against the first godpost I could find. It is an odd thing to find empeess book which simultaneously has too much and too little happening, but Empress of Mijak somehow fits the bill. Women are lower than that It is like the painter has a good idea of what a forest looks like from a distance, but it’s a little fuzzy on the details.