Mistress of the Empire

Mistress of the Empire

This is the sequel to Servant of the Empire and also the last in the Empire series trilogy.

The stake was even higher in this book. In the first book, it was merely the survival of Mara's House, helped by building relationship with various other Houses. In the second book, it was the destruction of a powerful enemy (first tier House), helped by allied Houses, the Emperor and Great Ones. One would think: what would the third book ultimately about?

SPOILERS AHEAD!








At first, it seem that the enemy in the book was another House (second tier) but past midway, a much bigger fish presented itself: the Assembly itself! So what help could Mara get to counter the all powerful assembly of magicians? Outside help of course. See the pattern here?

Having said that, the details given, especially on the various characters made this story interesting and could elicit empathy from readers. The few twists and turns kept me reading on as I was curious as to how she could overcome this seemingly insurmountable obstacle.

I have only 2 criticism: firstly, the first death scene and its repercussion was overdramatised and long drawn out than necessary. Secondly, the opponents discussed plans they would implement but it wasn't revealed whether those were carried out or not, whereas there would always be update on Mara's plans. It's incomplete and biased against the antagonist.

William, I can give you back all three books. Can I please borrow Fable? :)

2 Responses
  1. William Says:

    No problem. Your Avatar is still with me :P


  2. Jaded Jeremy Says:

    William,
    Yah, I know. Watch it instead of Fairy Tail lah. It's really well done.