Empress is the first in the Godspeaker trilogy. It is centered around a slave, Heket, in a land where the God's power is felt and exercised on a daily basis. Bought as a slave, knowing she was meant for greatness, Heket is a study in resiliance and belief. Will she be able to scourge the world of demonic influence, or will she submit in a land where man's word is might?
I really liked this book and intend to read Karen Miller's other work. It's pretty lengthy and took me a few days to get through it, but the story and situation was interesting enough that I had to keep coming back to find out what happened. Leaving the end of the book in cliff-hanger formant ensured that I will pick up the next installment.