the first book in a trilogy written by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts, Daughter of the Empire was followed up by Servant of the Empire and Mistress of the Empire. The stories are carefully designed, and masterfully executed. The entire series bears the hallmarks of both Feist and Wurts. It carries the intricate storylines which Feist is so good at crafting, and it carries Wurts' superb character development and interaction. Together they create a world very different from our own, but a world where we can feel with the characters, understand their emotions and decisions, and be captivated by the plot.
My Rating: 4+ stars. (Reservation - the map they drew stinks. I hate it when fantasy maps don't have any realism at all!)