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The Emperor's Edge (edition 2012)

by Lindsay Buroker

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Title:The Emperor's Edge
Authors:Lindsay Buroker
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012), Paperback, 322 pages
Collections:e-Books, Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:Fiction, contemporary fiction, adventure, steampunk

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The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker

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This was cute!! I actually really enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting it to be so enjoyable, and I just picked it up because it was a free Kindle book. But it was actually really charming! I loved the ending.
  meghanas | Mar 21, 2015 |
It's a hard job, enforcer, hard for everyone, especially hard for a woman. Amaranthe is determined to become a great enforcer. The summons by the Imperial Regent is a good sign. If she was noticed by the throne, she might actually get a promotion.

Meeting the emperor again was a bonus. He was different from his ancestors, they were warriors bent on subjugating their enemies. He wanted peace.

Uncovering the conspiracy and saving the emperor wasn't on her plan. But sometimes a plan is only the starting point.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good adventure that involves intricate plots, family secrets, and magic. ( )
  Perrywilson | Nov 8, 2014 |
Decent series with a sensible female protagonist. Sometimes the plot is not believable because the main character pulls off ridiculous things with unlikely odds due to her silver tongue. I really don't think people (mostly the villains and people she needs to manipulate) are as malleable as the book suggests.

I also am not convinced of the likelihood of these characters joining up in a group,

But overall it's pretty interesting watching these characters move around.

It's okay, maybe even good. Worth a read. But definitely not worth a reread. Two and a half stars. ( )
  NineLarks | Sep 15, 2014 |
Decent series with a sensible female protagonist. Sometimes the plot is not believable because the main character pulls off ridiculous things with unlikely odds due to her silver tongue. I really don't think people (mostly the villains and people she needs to manipulate) are as malleable as the book suggests.

I also am not convinced of the likelihood of these characters joining up in a group,

But overall it's pretty interesting watching these characters move around.

It's okay, maybe even good. Worth a read. But definitely not worth a reread. Two and a half stars. ( )
  NineLarks | Sep 15, 2014 |
Amaranthe Lokdon is a female Enforcer on a police force suspicious of women, in a city where the military always trumps the police. When she stumbles onto a plot against the emperor, her dogged determination gets her a death sentence—and then her inventiveness keeps her alive, as she negotiates with a (hot) assassin, finds herself muscle and magic and research help, and does her best to save the emperor against the will of high officials. This is basically Leverage done as undercover sting in a fantasy setting with a female leader, with Amaranthe putting her team together and ending in the right place to have more adventures. ( )
  rivkat | Jul 25, 2014 |
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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.

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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.… (more)

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