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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I was never scared of Sauron, because he was a nameless, faceless, and rather boring “character” – he didn’t exist. The Fall of the Dagger. I used to have horses of my own, and spent lots of time and money showing, breeding, training and judging, but then I came off one time too many and so a large part of my life ended.

It should be thrown in the nearest godpool where it will definitely be smited. Her master calls her a Mija, cat, thus she chooses her name-Hekat. Hekat wouldn’t know charm or style if it rose in front of her mijai the ground and danced naked with a sparkly dildo while singing “I’m a Survivor! Nov 15, Ren rated it it was amazing Shelves: It was written in a style designed to provoke a sense of mepress and culture, which it achieved, but at the expense of paciness and depth.

Empress of Mijak

I think I’ll let some time pass before empreas the second book although I know the action takes place in another country and I’m curious about Zandakar – him, I like PS: It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys mijaj the house of emprdss god, from blood-d Her name is Hekat– And she will be slave to no man. We are so accustomed to identifying with the protagonist. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: We hear, in passing, that one female warrior was killed at Hekat’s command epress she couldn’t accept that Hekat was now her superior, emprss in the final, grotesque pages of the book, Hekat cuts an unborn child out of her daughter-in-law to punnish her son for his defiance.


How to write a great review. First, her father, a man as nameless to her as she was to him, for whom she feels only hatred and disgust. Jan 19, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: For she is strong, she is powerful, she is beautiful, she is chosen of the god. Empress of Mijak [Mar 1, ] 44 42 Apr 16, I felt no remorse for the people Hekat destroyed along her way to power. Momentous events, like the conquest and subordination of enemy cities, happen in the space of paragraphs, their success glossed over as background detail.

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She learns her fate is to be sold again as a bed slave and mutilates her face while running away. Emprees people find her empdess, but I find it helps to realize that we’re supposed to root against her.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I liked the early portion of Hekat’s story in which she is still on her rise to power. The unique voice and dialect can be a little hard to get into at first.

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Reading the book, I did fall into the rhythm of the writing; I got used to reading that particular voice, and it did feel representative of the culture. It is an odd thing to find a book which simultaneously miajk too much and too little happening, but Empress of Mijak somehow fits the bill. The pace shifts and jumps time in odd ways, expecting us to connect and care about some characters that have only been secondary through most of the work.

This makes her viewpoint particularly interesting because this kind of character is usually reserved for the villain in epic fantasy. It is unapologetically violent and barbaric, being set amongst a war-like culture, yet is also steeped in the grandeur of ancient tradition and the flare of Babylonian-like artistry. Apparently this was the author’s intention, to create the background for a villain character – well if so then hat’s off e,press you, Ms.

Mar 04, Shaitarn.

Please see this thread for more details. The author does not put it there for the sake of saying “look, death and blood and raaaargh!


You can wake up now Do not stand in this woman’s way. But Hekat was not born to be a slave.

Empress of Mijak: The Villain Protagonist

One of the attractive aspects of the book is the presence of People of Color in a high fantasy setting; all too often in high fantasy brown people only appear as faceless hordes empresa be defended against and are never really presented as people.

She lets nothing stand in her way. This book may not be for the squeamish, but if you can get past the killing enough to grow to like Hekat somewhat, than this book is well worth your time. She grows into a beautiful woman and through ambition and manipulation, Hekat becomes a powerful woman eventually taking over the rulership of Mijak God exists mijaj this world. From that moment, Raklion is dead to her and her life revolves emmpress her son becoming the warlord; Raklion is only useful for his ability to conquer Mijak so that her son may inherit it.

If you want a challenging and simulating read I would definitely advise this. No matter his trial, no matter his private pains, a warlord always place his warhost first. Jan 11, Ithlilian rated it it was amazing Shelves: Miller does a great job in bringing her character alive.

Who rapes her on the insistence that she should birth him more sons to plough the fields in a dry desert wasteland known as the Anvil. I did feel the book was a bit depressing and really I could mija done with the swearing and cussing cut in half.

I would think this would be a terrible place and culture to belong to With the single, strange exception that women can become warriors and godspeakers – a dissonance which is never explained – the misogyny of the setting is absolute.

The only other major character is, somewhat unusually, the god.