It s been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor s life The problem Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed Worse, they re being blamed for the entire scheme With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it It s been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor s life The problem Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed Worse, they re being blamed for the entire scheme With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it s going to be hard to earn exoneration When Amaranthe s team discovers mutilated bodies in the city aqueducts and a mysterious illness incapacitates thousands of citizens, she and Sicarius see an opportunity to solve the mystery and prove their loyalty But they ll have to defeat vengeful shamans, man eating predators, and deadly mechanical constructs, all while dodging imperial soldiers who would rather kill them than accept their help Nobody said exoneration would be easy.
Dark Currents It s been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor s life The problem Nobody knows they were responsible for th
I m kind of puzzled as to why Lindsay Buroker s The Emperor s Edge books are so fun, readable, and compelling but they are Buroker s books are not great fantasy In fact, her world building is quite shoddy I have no true visual of the city or it s people The technology level is sketchy at best with her heroes driving lorries and using rifles pistols, yet still carrying antiquated weapons like swords The rules for magic are a mystery The political strata is kind of vague and the neighboring countr [...]
Thoroughly enjoyed this second entry in the series, which widens the POVs beyond Amaranthe my favorite to include Books, the quiet librarian among the five guys following Amaranthe While the main relationship follows a predictable path I like the way it was handled, especially the conversations toward the end And the last few lines Terrific Made me go straight out to buy the next.The world building is pretty sketchy, but the breezy tone and above all Amaranthe s voice carries the fast paced stor [...]
Dark Currents is better than the first book in the series, which struck me as okay, but weak But it isn t a lot better The Emperor s Edge was interesting enough to make me this self published author a second chance, but while this does represent a step forward, it s not enough of one to make me enthused about the series And so, I think we re going to part ways here There isn t anything I m hanging fire on finding out, so while I find them moderately amusing, I think I m good There are a lot of b [...]
I ve cheated on you, and for that i am sorry the book was finished yesterday But no worries, i put the right finished date.So What i want to say is The bOOk is awesome Amaranthe is cool and kickass, and so is Sicarius.Books is admirable, since he likes books Overall, the book is good.But i don t really like having Books POV Not that i don t like him, it s just that Amaranthe is in all the action, so to say Yet he did bring and interesting change of view and feelings.Though, i have one question W [...]
As good as the first I love Amaranthe, Sicarius, Books, Maldynado, Akstyr and Basilard The way Amaranthe teases Sicarius and treating all the others is plain fantastic Her voice is the most fantastic thing in this book On with the next
Loved it Not going to bother writing a full review since I JUST reviewed Book 1, and I m diving right into Book 3 But I seriously enjoyed this and think everyone who is even somewhat interested in steampunk fantasy should give The Emperor s Edge series a try
Fantasy Review BarnA quick recap of The Emperor s Edge Amaranthe and her plucky cast of outlaws are actually nice people, doing everything they can to save the Emperor from some bad people Amaranthe sets up a complex and brilliant plan to trap the baddies, which fails miserably Despite this, a few lucky breaks and some quick thinking from several people in the crew works out in their favor, the Emperor is saved, and the entire crew find themselves to be outlaws still Tough break.So an ex cop, de [...]
I loved this one too Lindsay Buroker is the queen of pace and action.I love The emperor s edge and I hope Sicarius will be impossible to tease for long I hope Amaranthe keeps trying, though.Onto the next one.
3.5 Stars Yes I made it through this one There are still a lot of the same elements carried over from the last book that bugged me Amaranthe and her compulsive cleaning straightening and the lack of other strong female characters aside from the bad guys of course there are always women bad guys being paramount Also, the author s use of obscure not commonly used words when colloquially ones would have sufficed I noticed it first with cogitate, especially when she used it twice After that a few I [...]
Not bad, better than book 1 was, perhaps because I have some investment in the characters now A good light read.
The second novel in the Emperor s Edge series does a good job of developing the characters introduced in the titular first novel The author takes her semi steampunk fantasy world further in this installment, introducing a mystery that requires the team to leave the walls of the city for a rural woodland adventure More elements of steampunk technology and magic referred to as the mental sciences by the inhabitants of the world abound in this novel than the last, again not too often relied upon as [...]
Actual rating 3 starsThe Emperor s Edge was a nice introduction to the series and Dark Currents, although not the best book in the series, offers quite a lot in terms of character development I didn t enjoy the story that much but what makes the series so appealing to me is the interaction between the characters I just love Amaranthe and her fellow outlaws In this second instalment the story focuses on Books and although he is not my favourite character I still enjoyed reading about him The next [...]
I wanted to enjoy this book than I did Perhaps it s the second book syndrome After loving the first book in the EE series, which I read in one day, I found myself finishing Dark Currents because I felt like I should than because I couldn t put it down I read that Ms Buroker intends to give each of the characters his her own books, but honestly, I didn t realize that this was Books book until I read her notes I m interested in knowing what drives Amaranthe, rather than get to know the secondar [...]
When three bodies show up in the aqueduct our heroes are using for their hide out Amaranthe senses an opportunity to help the Empire and clear their names The team head into the mountains to the source of the cities water in an effort to find the culprit and thwart whatever dastardly plan they have Dark Currents is interesting and entertaining in a Romancing the Stone kind of way There isn t all that much world building and the story is painted with broad brush strokes so it s easily accessible [...]
Good story I m still reminded of Sagara s Elantra without all the races, but I think the slow burn romance in this one will actually happen at some point whereas Sagara s is unlikely to ever happen after 11 books and still not movement.Buroker approach to the female enforcer story is believable, although I have to be honest that the steampunk is quite light and I don t feel like I know the world well enough yet to get a handle on just how much technology is available to the world, nor on how the [...]
Hear ye Hear ye EVERYBODY should read this series The Emperor s Edge books by Lindsay Buroker is a very smart, funny, well written fantasy series Dark Currents the 2nd installment is just as good and improves on the first book Amaranthe Lokdon, former enforcer turned outlaw is back with her motley crew of unlikely Empire do gooders, Sicarius the Empire s best assassin, Maldynado the handsome ladies man, Books the professor Akstyr, the sullen would be magician.I enjoyed this so much, I ve bought [...]
I really wanted to like this series but I just can t It s just dull I have no time for dull.DNF 41%
simply fantastic addition to this amazing series my favourite band of misfits did not disappoint full review after I post it on my blog edited to add the full review from my blog I was a bit afraid to read this book mainly because I loved the first one sooo much and I wasn t sure if the sequel would capture all of that magic, humor and hilarious interactions that made me fall in love with it in the first place but fear not, it was just as awesome my favourite band of misfits did not disappoint a [...]
Dark Currents is the second book in the series The Emperor s Edge and it was told from the point of view of the heroine but also from Books, one of the member from the Emperor s Edge that is very smart so basically he is the intellectual member of the group.Despite being intelligent Books is the sarcastic one of the group that feels inferior to his crew because of his lacking skills in the art of fighting and for this reason he does not feel that he belongs with Amaranthe and the rest of the mem [...]
This sequel to the King s Edge neither surprised nor disappointed The character interactions, the sole thing that kept me reading, progressed predictably The steampunkish world, however, jarred even annoyingly in the second book than the first, and the plot and gimmicks that drove the book made me feel that the whole thing would have been enjoyable in a Regan era Cold War setting rather than messily glopping a coat of steampunk paint onto easily recognizable objects and situations A single spo [...]
I CAN T EVEN REVIEW THIS PROPERLY RIGHT NOW Dark Currents was a nonstop adventure I absolutely adore every single character in this epic squad Each of the characters offer something utterly fascinating, and I really want to keep delving into each of the character s pasts because I still feel like I don t actually know everything about them, and they have secrets they re keeping from each other and the reader I m honestly shocked how much progress was made romance wise I wasn t expecting anything [...]
Actual rating 3.5 stars The following review was originally posted on my book blog The Book Challengers.I can t believe it, but this series gets better The first book was decent enough and I was a bit interested in finding out what would happen to Amaranthe, Sicarius, Books, Akstyr and Maldynado next But I couldn t even dream of being this invested in the story I guess my like for this series bases heavily on my like for the characters as they re fun to read about The world building isn t all th [...]
Finally, the sequel to Emperor s Edge And this one is as good as, if not better, than the first Amaranthe and her gang have stumbled upon a new dilemma facing the empire someone is poisoning the city s water supply Of course, Amaranthe and her team don t hesitate to take up the challenge, and naturally, mayhem and adventure ensue I ll not go into detail that would spoil the story , but if you ve read any of Buroker s other books, you will not be disappointed with this one Okay, you might be disa [...]
This book is fantasy than the first Emperor s Edge book the magic is prominent The first book was set almost entirely from the point of view of Amaranthe, with some from the point of view of Sicarius This book lets us see into the head of Books, who is a fascinating character His view of Amaranthe s relationship with Sicarius shows how scary the assassin can be, and how compelling Amaranthe s leadership is She s helped him come to terms with the death of his family and begin to believe in hims [...]
I simply love this series AND I m not going to liedark, brooding Sicarius makes my knees weak P there s a lot interaction between our two favourite characters too Loving it Third book, come to mama The Book Herald
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3 1 2Cute, but too predictable and damn similar to the previous book.
3.5 Mutilated bodies appeared in the city aqueducts, luckily found by Books and Maldynado A little later, people in the city are getting sick Wondering if the 2 things are related, Amaranthe and her gang investigate.One thing I liked about this was the interplay between the characters They are a chosen family Amaranthe a former enforcer and one the first women , Books a former university professor , Sicarius assassin for the Emperor , Maldynado disowned by his family , Basilard former slave , an [...]
Dark Currents by Lindsay BurokerI loved The Emperor s Edge, so I dug into Dark Currents almost immediately Dark Currents picks up where The Emperor s Edge left off Amaranthe and Co are still criminals with hearts ofh, gold Maybe And only when Amaranthe is in charge They ve moved into a pump house and are staying low key while simultaneously trying to gain recognition for their good and often bungled deeds.The characters are really making this series fly for me You ve got Amaranthe, who is the te [...]
This is the second in the Emperor s Edge series of steam punk fantasy adventures with Amaranthe the female cop and her unlikely bunch of sidekicks They re at the entertaining romp end of the fantasy spectrum, and it probably doesn t pay to look too closely at the precise details of the plot, a fairly ramshackle affair which would fail any logic test, so anyone looking for great insight into the human condition or gritty realism should probably move swiftly on But light hearted fun is fine by me [...]