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The Emperor's Edge (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Lindsay Buroker
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Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed.

Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills... or someone wants her dead.

The Emperor's Edge is approximately 105,000 words.

Biographie de l'auteur

I've been writing fantasy novels and short stories since I was seven. I've been finishing them since... well, that's a more recent development. I'm a professional blogger for my day job, and I live in the Seattle area ("area" is code for "I couldn't afford a house within twenty miles of the city limits and my neighbors have alpacas"). I have two vizslas who are as spoiled as most people's kids. Occasionally they let me leave the house to play tennis, go to the coffee shop, take a yoga class, or plot with co-conspirators on how best to take over the world. (One of those items may be untrue, but I won't tell you which.)

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love it! 4 avril 2014
Par Natalie
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
A friend of mine recommended this series to me and I have to say I'm sooo glad she did. I love this series!

Last night I had one of those just-one-more-chapter-moments (again) and ended up staying up all night to finish book 3 (and just so you know, I didn't get a a lot of sleep while reading through book 1 and 2 either). And this morning I downloaded the next in the series.

The characters are the most fun and interesting group I had the luck to encounter in recent months and whenever I reach the end of one book, I don't want to let them go and end up buying the next one in the series. They are real, smart and funny and human!
This story (this whole series so far) is a fast-paced, character-driven page turner and it's setting is rather refreshing.

Really, if you love a good adventure in an interesting fantasy world with a pinch of steampunk and lots of action - you shouldn't miss this!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A truly excellent series/une série excellente 7 décembre 2013
Par CC
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Cave emptor: the first book is free, but you will want to buy the entire series.;-)
Lindsay Buroker has created a world that you will never want to leave.

Cave emptor: le premier livre est gratuit, mais vous allez vouloir acheter toute la série;-).
Lindsay Buroker a créé un monde que vous ne voudrez plus jamais quitter.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 fun read 23 novembre 2013
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Slightly different feel good plot with lots of success, much failure and a good series of links for future books.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Review 5 juillet 2013
Par Amélie
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This book is categorized as steampunk but I don't think that it's really the case; I would more call it fantasy.

Amaranthe is a policewoman in a world where women have no power and where they have just been authorized to join the police but still can't enter the army. Despite her skills, Amaranthe has not been promoted officer and see, once more, a promotion passes her to go to her less talented partner. However, the Emperor happens to assist to her arrest of some thieves and h is deeply impressed. When he hears about her, the chief of the army and former regent summons her and gives her a suicide mission in recompense of which she will be given the promotion she longs for: kill Sicarius, an infamous assassin well-known for killing policemen and soldiers. Amaranthe is not surprised when she fails in her mission. The only thing preventing Sicarius from killing her is seeing the bracelet the Emperor had given her. Shaken, Amaranthe nonetheless takes advantage of this and asks Sicarius' help in unraveling a plot against the Emperor she suspects his former regent to lead and soon, she finds herself a wanted criminal.

I loved this book. Amaranthe is an interesting character. She doesn't have any particular skill in fighting like her companion, but she is a good leader and always manages to invent some schemes or other to help them to get out of the problems they found themselves into. Sicarius is mysterious but is slowly drawn out of his aloofness by Amaranthe, principally when she drove him mad. We also meet a shaman who used to belong to a street gang, a scion of a noble house working as an escort and a professor skilled in forgery. All of them are interesting characters who form a fun group despite the fact that they are not very thrilled about it.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 étoiles sur 5  655 commentaires
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Action, mystery, and romance 29 décembre 2010
Par KinDallas - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The Emperor's Edge is a unique blend of steampunk and warrior caste fantasy with a dash of feminism. Amaranthe is one of the first women allowed in the Emperor's guard, and is eager to prove she has what it takes. But a chance meeting with the young emperor also draws the attention of the head of the guard, who sets her an impossible task in exchange for promotion--kill the world renowned assassin, Sicarius. Her attempt fails, but not before she realizes the task was meant to be impossible, and part of a bigger threat to the empire. Now Amaranthe is on the run, with a price on her head, and she turns to the one man who might be able to help--the assassin who spared her life. Backed with a motley crew of misfits, Amaranthe seeks to find out the truth and clear her name.

With tight, clean writing, crackling dialog and a lot of spunk, Buroker's tale is fun, fast-moving and engrossing. The characters are well-drawn, the world intriguing. With a hint of magic and romance, The Emperor's Edge is an entertaining read.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Another great work by Lindsay Buroker 18 février 2011
Par bookblogger - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The Emperor's Edge is an amazing read. I had trouble putting it down and finished it in two sittings. I think what really raises her above is the life she brings to her characters. I truly enjoy all of them.

The Emperor's Edge tells the story of a dedicated enforcer (police) whose dream is to become the highest ranking woman in the organization. Things never really work out the way they should though and she ends up a fugitive running from her former comrades still trying to protect her emperor. You would never expect an alcoholic professor, a gang member with magical talent, a male escort, and the deadliest assassin in the world to team up for anything, but that is what happens and it has amazing results. The book has some very humorous spots and is filled with action. I am amazed with Lindsay's ability with dialogue this is the second book of hers I have read (Goblin Brothers being the other) and the way the characters interact is an absolute joy.

If you enjoy fantasy novels do yourself a favor and check this book out. It is well worth the cost and hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of this crew.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 refreshingly good 4 mars 2012
Par GioGio - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I picked up this book because it was a free Kindle download. I get a fair amount of my reading material this way, so I've adjusted my expectations downward; there's a lot of mediocre writing and abysmal editing on the freebies list. So when I began reading The Emperor's Edge, I was very happily surprised to find a well-written story, with minimal editorial issues and characters I enjoyed getting to know. The heroine is clever and good-natured, the hero, though morally ambiguous in some ways, is intelligent and masterful at his craft, and the secondary characters are either fun, believable, or sympathetic. I found the plot engaging, the pacing rapid but measured (no cycle of zooming and slogging) and I was engaged by the conflict and invested in the outcome.
For those of you who are particular about it, there was no bad language; although there are scenes of physical violence, and some of them are gory, there was, in my opinion, no descent into nauseating detail. (I can't tell you how quickly I delete the books where the author lingers pruriently over every horrific aspect.) Also, there were no sex scenes, though it's clear that a deepening of the relationship lies ahead for the hero and heroine in future books. Personally, I found their chemistry to be far more believable and tantalizing than any amount of instant lust or "fated from the first glance" bosom-heaving.
Perhaps one of the things I liked most is that the characters, even the heroine, are fallible, but able to acknowledge their short-comings. One of the reasons I read, instead of watching television, is the mean-spiritedness, immaturity, and shallow criticism becoming so prevalent, not just on gossip-oriented programs, but from supposedly detached network newscasters. It was a pleasure to spend time in the company of characters who can cope with differences and disappointment; though there's some teasing, they don't get snide and belittling, and in a pinch, each of them offers their best. As a side note, the strategy of giving away the first book in a series was successful in my case; I've already bought the rest of the "Edge" stories.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Fun, Lively, and Interesting 24 janvier 2012
Par Cat Rambo - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This is what fantasy escapism should be: a lively and intriguing plot, characters who fascinate, inspire and entertain, and a well thought out secondary world. This book is the best advertisement for the following ones that could possibly exist - I'm buying them right now. Well done, Ms. Buroker!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Ready for a sequel the moment it was over 28 janvier 2011
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I tremendously enjoyed The Emperor' Edge!
I stumbled across the book while browsing amd expected an okay read for the low price.
Finding myself reading it in a little over 24 hours, often chuckeling and once or twice snorting out loud, and feeling myself enarmored with the team of misfits - that was a pleasant surprise!
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