Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge #5)
But, with Amaranthe captured by the nefarious Forge coalition, and Sicarius off to find her, the team is lacking in leaders. Also, Sicariu...more
The book begins with the aftermath of the dirigible crash and Amaranthe's capture by Major Pike and the Forge and is told from both Amaranthe's and Maldyano's point of view. While A...more
I looked forward to this book desperately as I do with any series I adore. This is an unusual ser...more
All of the previous books in the Emperor’s Edge series have been leading up to this book, in a way. The lines of the Forge storyline become completely clear, and by the end of the book it is understood that the events to follow will forever change the world of the Emperor’s Edge books.
We get some strong development between Sicarius and Amaranthe, plus we get more of Sicarius, Amaranthe and Sespian...more
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just finished Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge Book 5) and other than the fact I have to wait until next year to move the story along it was amazing as expected. The whole Emperor's Edge series borders on the edge of fantastic, the characters are fleshed out and the stories are always full of things that make you think you know what is going to happen .... until something you never thought of happens. I could write paragraphs o...more
The characters and relationships have always been one of th...more
I am a huge fan of Steampunk and specifically this series. Blood and Betrayal was a very enjoyable book. I love the characters. I love the sense of humor and intelligence of the scheming and diabolical plans....more
A few essentially non-spoilery thought...more
The names are rather hard to spell and read tho, but I don't really mind, at least they don't all sound the same. The plot in this series is also amazing, and fun! I love all of Amaranthe's plans they are just INSANE! And lastly we must talk about sespian and sicar...more
Amaranthe's kidnapping and recovery definitely need more weight behind it. The whole thing was lightly skipped over and only the revelations from Sicarius' past kept the scenes from floating off into absurdity.
the books starts where the other book ended - which was with a big cliffhanger. Amaranthe is captured by Forge and Mal and the others are trying to help Sespasian.
there is not so much scheming in this book but the action is as good as in the previous books. and the characters don't disappoint. I love the wh...more
We already know from other books that he's fond of clothes and women and tries to avoid direct responsibility, but is intelligent despite his foppish appearance. What did we learn mo...more
I love this series, but Blood and Betrayal isn't my favorite installment. Maldynado's storyline isn't particularly compelling (sorry, Mal), or perhaps it’s just lackluster in comparison to Amaranthe's narration, which is super exciting and emotional. Every time I was reading about Maldynado, I couldn't wait to get back to Amaranthe, making his sections seem to drag on and on. Even though Blood and Betrayal is uneven, there’s still enough action and great character development to make it...more
Amaranthe and Sicarius definitely have their moment, though it comes after a horrifying experience. I'm not sure I liked the way her reaction to the experience was handled, but that would be my only complaint. (view spoiler)[ We're finally introduced to Forge's leaders, at least in part, a...more
This is my favourite instalment in the series so far. I love how the group is coming together and the addition of new members to our favourite team of outlaws changes t...more
That being said there was something a bit different with this installment. It wasn't bad... far from it, but it didn't seem to have the same punch as the previous books. When I started feeling this way (about 40% in) I decided to have a look at...more
This is book 5 is the Emperor's Edge series, and this review is going to be full of spoilers for the first four books of the series. If you don't want to know secrets, or the outcome of the cliffhanger ending of book 4, look away now.
The end of book 4 left our heroes in a bit of a pickle. Their dirigible was shot down by their enemies, leaving Amaranthe to be captured by the evil Major Pike, while the survival of the rest of the group was in doubt. Surprise! They made it more...more
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Yara's eyelids fluttered open. She blinked a few times, focused on him, and frowned.
"Ankle spanker? The only thing you've got that'll reach that far is your ego.”