When a scrawny unwanted girl child is sold into slavery, a chain of events is set in motion that will have a profound impact on all the civilized world. Hekat is taken in chains to Mijak's largest city, home of the warlord Raklion.
She is sold into his service and learns all she can about power - its wielding and its uses - as she fetches and carries and cleans and serves. She grows into a beautiful woman and through ambition and manipulation, Hekat becomes a powerful woman eventually taking over the rulership of Mijak ...and then she sets about making it the greatest Empire ever known.
About the Author
Karen Miller was born in Vancouver, Canada, and came to Australia with her family when she was two. Apart from a three-year stint in the UK after graduating from university with a BA in Communications, she's lived in and around Sydney ever since. She started writing stories while still in primary school, where she fell in love with speculative fiction after reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Over the years she's held down a variety of jobs, including: customer service with DHL London, stud groom in Buckingham, England, PR officer for Ku-ring-gai Council, lecturer at Mount Druitt TAFE, publishing production assisstant with McGraw-Hill Australia and owner/manager of her own special fiction/ mystery bookshop, Phantasia, at Penrith. She's written, directed and acted in local theatre, had a play professionally produced in New Zealand and contributed various articles as a freelance journalist to equestrian and media magazines.
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Number Of Pages: 565
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.0 x 11.4 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.306