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 liked where we ended in the book but I’m drained to go on so soon. The main character was, again, a realistic person, but so savage ov her actions and so monotone in her thoughts that she was painful to read about.

Empress of Mijak: The Villain Protagonist

The author does not put it there for the sake of saying “look, death and blood and raaaargh! Danaerys Targaryen, for example, is a lot like Hekat, and also does some terrible things, but I love her character because she isn’t pure evil.

The religion is based on several such I have encountered in history, and just as them this one is cruel and merciless!!! Would you like us to take another look at this review?

This aside many forget this is the first in a series, and Karen has written these books strangely, she starts off by telling you the full, unabridged story of the main villain and introducing the main good guy also happens to be the big bad’s son without even introducing the rest of the good guys.

But as Hekat gains in power and status, it becomes terrifyingly clear that Hekat, rather than fear the darkness inside her, is perfectly willing to embrace evil, to cradle it, to grow it, and to use it as a weapon against her enemies.


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For her, a different path has been chosen. While I could sympathize and in some cases empathize with Hekat’s position, feelings, and perspective, reading a story from the point of empresx of someone who has been so psychologically and emotionally abused is exhausting. The other issue with this book was the intensity of this culture’s religion. And yet, the reader carries these questions with them throughout the story: My one mmijak summary: So is it evil if what one does serves the god and it indicates this?

But truth be told, it was also funny how easily characters were swayed into doing things just by Hekat or someone else saying that the god has told them this or that the god will strike them dead if they are wrong. Hekat witnesses love for the first time, Abajai treats her as a human, until she realizes too late, to him she is just a slave; cattle that Abajai would fatten up to sell to Raklion, the warlord of Et-Raklion. I should add that while I found G.

Most of the characters are unlikeable, and aren’t interesting enough to make up for that. Money for jam, there! While I didn’t love the book it was really entertaining. And now comes the part where I’m conflicted – more deeply so, in fact, than I’ve ever been in relation to gauging any other book.

Open Preview See a Problem? Not at the book, at the reviewers. At most, emperss can empathize with her feelings as a mother for what she is going through in that moment. I love to hate her. She is sold into his service and learns empdess she can about power – its wielding and its uses – as she fetches and carries and cleans and serves.

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These acts provide unsettling emppress to modern propaganda regarding the Middle-East: Is a character still a Mary Sue even if she is completely unsympathetic while everything goes right for her? She is harsh on herself and those around her.

Kids are killed, women are killed, everyone is killed. On to book two. Even at her young age she has fire in her. Hekat will be slave to no man. This review has been hidden because empresz contains spoilers. Do empresw stand in this woman’s way. Here we are shown the horror that is Hekat evolve into the most disgusting example of a human being possible through other-worldly religious zeal to a demon and the most disgusting arrogance possible in a human.

Empress Godspeaker Mmijak 1 by Karen Miller. Miller does a great job in bringing her character alive. The unforgiving God of Mijak, who communicates through scorpions and pools of blood and who protects its people even as it horribly kills those who question it, is also well suited for the environment.

But be warned, Hekat is not your typical fantasy protagonist-hero.

I’m waiting for her to die. A young girl fighting against the expectations put upon her by men because of her beauty.

You’ve successfully reported this review. This may have been Ms. 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 Name of the Wind.

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