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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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Nothing to do with the author, I actually found this book on the recommendation list of an author who’s opinion I often enjoy. And when you view it with that perspective, it is an amazing profile in tragedy brought about by pure, undiluted hubris.

But mijsk it was a book that I was glad that I read and I can’t wait to start in on the other books.

Very different from her previous series, the Godspeaker Trilogy is raw, crude, and at times vulgar. Anything or ONE is just gone. From The Week of July 11, Often times, in literature, it does not pay to be inventive or courageous.

Why people are berating the author for completely fleshing out a world, a society, a religion, and characters The sympathy her childhood suffering had evoked in the reader is quickly burned away. There wasn’t even any struggles to get what she wanted. Just a moment while we sign you enpress to your Goodreads account.

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I, for one, think she is not quite sane. She does this in the form of Hekat, our eyes and ears emprees the unique world of Empress. Because someone sure is. These acts provide unsettling echoes to modern propaganda regarding the Middle-East: It feeds her pride. While we don’t actually see or learn about The God, the religion of Hekat the main protagonist and her world is present on nearly every page.


She is told she is a jewel and is taken from wastelands into empresz big city. She was bought because she is beautiful, is 12 years old, and the flesh-traitors plan on investing into her so they can sell her as a noble’s concubine eventually.

Nothing they do is beyond their psychological makeup. But then she did grow up without a name, often chained to the wall, never spoken too and only referred to as a she-brat. 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.

With the single, strange miajk that women can become warriors Empess world of Mijak is brutal, unrelenting and savage.

From that moment, Raklion is dead to her and her life revolves around her son becoming the warlord; Raklion is only useful for his ability to conquer Mijak so that her son may inherit it. Hers is a character that I would have enjoyed and been more fascinated with had she been viewed from the perspective of others, not f 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 preference in storytelling, not because it was a poorly done book.

Again, there’s a reason for this, because Mijak is a culture saturated with religion. Feb 09, R K rated it liked it.

I enjoyed the book, it wasn’t my fave in the series. Jan 11, Ithlilian rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can see she is brave and smart, and you know that given the chance she will become something!

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In the beginning of the book you want to root for her, the pathetic, ignorant, abused slave girl, who is just starting to discover the world beyond her desert village. The g-d-speakers are its priests and they are the creators and enforcers of the g-d-laws. I was more aggravated by the constant god-prefixing earlier in the book, when a sudden blizzard of empfess similar-sounding terminology started to have the same effect that repeating the same word over and over will have.


Mar 05, Donna rated it it was ok Shelves: Kudos to Karen Miller for doing something that I have mjiak ranting about for too long.

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Insight From The Sightless: Empress Of Mijak: Godspeaker 01 by Karen Miller

It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her god, from blood-d. However, I kept reading to see what she would do next. I think the biggest weakness of the story is its ever present deity. War is tearing the world apart, blood is flowing like rivers eempress no one is spared.

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The Wise Man’s Fear. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. While many people can’t relate to her, you enpress why she was the way she was.

There are moments of brief emotional intimacy, but in the stone …more Yes and no. This is the story of Hekat, slave to no man. Lush action scenes filled with gore and righteous godly anger compliment the unforgiving harshness of the desert setting Miller has chosen. Along the way, Abajai teaches her how to speak courteous Mijaki, how to dress, and how to sing and dance, and holds her away from the rest of the slaves.

The sympathy her childhood s Despite the single star I gave it, I’m tempted to recommend this to serious fans of the fantasy genre, as a case study. She’s traumatized and being pushed towards a destiny not of her own choosing.