Raymond E. Feist is one of the most successful fantasy authors of all time. The Riftwar series is a global bestselling phenomenon. Janny Wurts is the inspried author of the very successful Wars of Light and Shadow series now into its fifth volume.
As leader of her noble house, the Lady Mara must contend with battles on two fronts: in the hotbed of intrigue and treachery that is the court of Tsurani, and in her heart, where her affections for a barbarian slave from the enemy world of Midkemis lead her to question the principles by which she lives. The second collaboration of authors Feist (the Riftwar saga) and Wurts (``Cycle of Fire'' trilogy) combines fantasy and intrigue with an intricate and exotic world setting drawing heavily on Oriental motifs. Richly detailed and compellingly written, this sequel to Daughter of the Empire ( LJ 6/15/87) is highly recommended.
'A gripping tale' THE TIMES