Daughter of The Empire by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1991. Bantam Spectra.
Book #1 in the Riftwar: The World On the Other Side series.
Set in the mysterious world of Kelewan, an exotic empire encircled by murder and magic and where formal courts mask deadly intrigues, a valiant girl leads her followers through terror and peril - and discovers her own womanhood