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2.99971753794266 out of 52.99971753794266 out of 52.99971753794266 out of 52.99971753794266 out of 52.99971753794266 out of 5 3.00 (2,372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Miller Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Godspeaker Trilogy Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781400183166
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In a family torn apart by poverty and violence, Hekat is no more than an unwanted mouth to feed, worth only a few coins from a passing slave trader. But Hekat was not born to be a slave. For her, a different path has been chosen. It is a path that will take her from stinking back alleys to the house of her God, from blood-drenched battlefields to the glittering palaces of Mijak. This is the story of Hekat, slave to no man. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~*I love Tea*~ | 2/8/2014

    " The ending ruined the book for me. The entire book seemed to be meticulously planned but the ending!!! It was rushed - shocking and very disappointing - it left me unfulfilled the only reason why I am going to read the other books is because the rest of the book was great. Just the ending - tis a pity I finished the book - I would rather have left it unfinished - except I have principles about finishing books - sigh - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manal | 2/6/2014

    " I finally finished Empress, and boy was it a draining experience. I salut the author in begining the trilogy with a character so unlikable that it took will power to stay with her. Hekat is beautiful, charismatic, devious, courageous, ambitions, single-minded, small minded, obsessive and utterly psychopathic. She's also quite mean. But I will say she is a well drawn character, along with everyone in the book - so well drawn and so consistent that the ending, sadly enough, should not be a surprise. Karen Miller took the quintessential rags-to-riches story and turned it upsidedown - creating a protagonist that so clearly did not deserve the power she (so elegantly) wrested from the warlord. I think thats cool. I'm looking forward to picking up the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Winkworth | 2/1/2014

    " An interesting fantasy novel because the main character is deliberately unlikeable - while you sympathise with where she has come from, she becomes a very nasty character indeed. I found the world interesting, the descriptions were comprehensive and I really inhabited the world for the duration of the book. An impressive fantasy novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jordan Frankel | 1/28/2014

    " I loved the worldbuilding done here. Miller really created a unique setting, and it was a nice change of pace from standard fantasy realms. Having said that, the narrtive got a little repetitive, especially when involving the main character Hekat. Her emotions were almost too transaparent and predictable without any opportunity for the reader to actually relate to her. The plot also seemed to wander a bit without even really pointing to an ultimate goal. Nonetheless, an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/19/2014

    " Its interesting to read a book where the main player is such an awful person. I am glad I made it through this one because I really enjoyed the second one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seloy | 1/16/2014

    " This book was very disturbing and very epic. I am going to be reading the sequel as soon as I get a chance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dominique Dixon | 1/15/2014

    " Oh my goodness. SOOOOO predictable. She's a poor peasant person who has daddy issues right? So then she slowly rises up the ranks of whatever world they're in because she's ruthless and smart. And I only read the first 50 pages. If it's THAT straight forward, then it's not good enough to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 10/3/2013

    " Quite blood thirsty; yet it ends in such a way as to make you want to continue to the second book to see what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 6/20/2013

    " I'm not big on sci-fi/fantasy genres, but this book was awesome!! You love the main character but as the story progresses, you begin to hate her....READ IT. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dustin Hawthorne | 6/19/2013

    " This book was terrible. I had read A previous series from this author and wanted to try this one. One of the worst books I have read in a long time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 5/31/2013

    " I just finished this book, the first book I have read by this author. The story line was good, but I got really tied of readig over and over again god...this and god that. I almost quit reading this book because of the repetition of godspeakers, god posts, god..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie Corbeille | 10/26/2012

    " Heakat is an unforgettable character. It is challenging to get used to the vocabulary and ritual, vulgarity, blood and scorpions. An engaging book worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tanya | 10/12/2012

    " I cant wait to finish this book. Never wanted a main character to die so much in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Sigman | 6/30/2012

    " Brutal and powerful, with wonderful world building and memorable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Averill Erin | 6/9/2012

    " Slow. There is only so many times one should be allowed to say: I am Hekat, I am precious. But worth it to get to the second book. But Kingmaker, Kingbreaker is far superior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liviu | 7/10/2011

    " Great writing, so-so subject, some surprises, but not a 600+ page story. Full of filler. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/20/2011

    " I had a love/hate thing going on with this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dominique | 5/2/2011

    " Oh my goodness. SOOOOO predictable. She's a poor peasant person who has daddy issues right? So then she slowly rises up the ranks of whatever world they're in because she's ruthless and smart. And I only read the first 50 pages. If it's THAT straight forward, then it's not good enough to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/23/2011

    " Amazing. A sweeping fantasy that has many great elements. Religion, bloodshed and war, well-developed characters, etc. Definitely a new favorite author- I look forward to reading more of her works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carley | 2/22/2011

    " This book was different than what I am used to reading. Very interesting and thought provoking although plot moves slowly. The ending pissed me off, but i loved the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 1/20/2011

    " An incredible tale with twists and turns around every corner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/27/2010

    " I realized partway through that I'd read this before. I like it, though, and I will be checking into the other books in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becca | 12/22/2010

    " I'm really not sure why I finished this. I disliked Hekat and didn't really care about her story. I never understood why people stood by her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/16/2010

    " A very dark, but very intriguing world with few (if any) likable characters. Will definitely continue reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 11/25/2010

    " It's actually a good book. It's just a filler to what is to come. It's not your typical fantasy book. I liked it. "

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About the Author
Author Karen Miller

Karen Miller, who often writers under the pen name K. E. Mills, was born in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to Australia with her family when she was two. She is a bestselling fantasy writer and author of many books including: the duology Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, the Godspeaker Trilogy, and the bestselling tie-in novels Stargate SG-1: Alliances and Stargate SG-1: Do No Harm. Writing as Mills, she is the author of the Rogue Agent series.

About the Narrator

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.