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Republic (The Emperor's Edge #8)

4.39  ·  Rating Details ·  1,674 Ratings  ·  110 Reviews
After the notorious outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius helped overthrow the corrupt faction controlling the empire and brought in a great war hero to lead the nation to prosperity, they finally earned their pardons--and some time off. A tropical vacation cruising around in a private submarine? Perfect. But their trip is interrupted by a summons from the new president: they're ...more
Kindle Edition, 619 pages
Published April 19th 2014
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Apr 14, 2015 Katie.g rated it liked it
Flicking through the reviews of Republic, I now feel quite mean by giving it only three stars. 9% of people who rated this book agree with me so I'm definitely in the minority here. Oh boy!

Let me first explain. Three stars is not a bad rating. It means that I liked and enjoyed the novel. The reason I did not rate this higher was because it did not wow me the way I was hoping it to.

Yes, the conversations were enjoyable and witty. The characters were well-written and I enjoyed reading about their
Laurie Cagney
Apr 24, 2014 Laurie Cagney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: assassins
Honestly, I have such an unhealthy obsession with Amaranthe, Sicarius, and the rest of the gang. Lindsay Buroker has created this wonderful world filled with amazing characters, and each book just gets better and better.

Starting off not too long after the upheaval of events in the previous book, the gang is trying to figure out how they fit into this new Republic, all while trying to thwart the latest nefarious threat.

Deviating from the style of the other books, this story is told in 6 POVs: Am
How many times do we wish there was still more when a series ends...we sit with a book hangover, hoping for a glimpse of the characters we've come to love. Well that is exactly what Lindsay Buroker did with Republic and I have say, I was thrilled! Buroker proves this fabulous continuation to what happens after Forged in Blood I & II. I was amazed with the character growth and the changes that are taking place. We are not only given a continuation of the story but also further plot possibilit ...more
Jul 30, 2014 Hannah rated it really liked it
Reading Republic is like meeting up with dear old friends after a while; you don't realize how much you've missed them until you see them again. I've always liked reaching the end of a series rather than having them continue interminably, but the The Emperor's Edge series is the one exception where I'm so glad that the author surprised us all with a continuation/transition book set after the end of the series proper in Forged in Blood II. It was an absolute joy to follow Amaranthe, Sicarius an ...more
Apr 28, 2014 Sandra rated it it was amazing
Given that the series had been neatly tied up in book 7 I was a little concerned that this one might not live up to expectations (which let's face were pretty high) but it did. It was as amusing and entertaining as ever. I did miss Books but I liked the introduction of Dak. There were 6 viewpoints in this book and while I actually enjoyed each one I found it was too many. I think a maximum of four would work best.Six viewpoints meant we were flipping around too much. As soon as something ...more
Oh boy! Back into the Emperor's Edge world with Amaranthe and Sicarius. I love these guys. I truly do.

I didn't think I could get enough of them, but the length of this book did start to drag a little, especially with all the hoo-haa about the plant. It seemed a bit excessive.

I loved the story and most of the little plot twists and turns, especially some of the more personal hurdles the characters had to overcome in this one. It was a bit of a nice change from all the blowing up and madness that
Jan 23, 2016 Chelsea rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-stars, 2015
I have some mixed feelings about this. To be honest, I've been growing less and less interested in the series as I read on. I think the problem is that the problems got too big. I understand raising the stakes as a series progresses - it makes perfect sense to add more drama the longer a series goes on, because otherwise things become stale. But there's also a problem in adding too much drama, which is what I think happened. It was a problem for me in Forged in Blood I and Forged in Blood II, an ...more
✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Actual rating: 4

Wow. Wow. Wow. A sequel to what was supposed to be the last instalment in the Emperor’s Edge series!! I couldn’t believe it when I found out that Lindsay Buroker had written Republic; when I thought that Forged in Blood II would be the very last time we read about Amaranthe and her dysfunctional gang of outlaws!

Needless to say, I had very high expectations for Republic. The Emperor’s Edge has become one of my favourite series ever and I love Buroker’s writing, especially in ter
May 03, 2014 Francesca rated it it was amazing
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Feb 04, 2015 Shelley rated it really liked it
"Something" happens, at last!! Can't say what, but readers of the series will know what I mean.... I have thoroughly enjoyed this series - I admit to a crush on the strong, silent blond and his attempts to become "human"! The previous books of this series have quite rightly earned 5 stars without reservation, but this last of the series (so far?) left me a little disappointed.

I had hoped Maldynado would mature into a man to rival even Sicarious. Amaranthe has been drawn as a bit more of a despe
Jun 14, 2016 Erin rated it liked it
This book definitely suffered from the all too common syndrome nowadays of "too much of a good thing." Just like Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Hobbit movies parts 1-3, Star Wars the Phantom Menace, etc. this book is suffering from the milking of something that was once good and is now tired.

I loved loved loved the first Emperor's Edge books, but this one was just lackluster. I found myself skimming through big chunks of it at a time. It just wasn't as good as the others
Mar 22, 2015 Férial rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure how many stars this book deserves but I sooooo enjoyed myself. Since I had decided long ago that I would rate books according to the enjoyment they brought me, well, 5 stars it is.

I thought the 6 different POVs would be distrubing and would slow the general action somehow. It did not. I would have prefered to be inside Rias's head instead of Mahliki's though. Next time maybe ?

Yes. I hear there's a next book. A Basilard one (woot woot)

I'll always be happy to read anything about Amara
Jun 26, 2016 Jane rated it really liked it
And I'm still on the Lindsay Buroker roll... I can't seem to get enough of Amaranthe and Sicarius. Not yet anyway, and luckily I have one more book to read!

The seventh book kind of gave us a finale and I cannot actually decide whether this book was necessary or not BUT I can tell you that I enjoyed the story very much and even stayed up till 2.30 AM in order to find out how Amaranthe and Sicarius finally manage to get out of their tricky situation (again).

If interested, you can find the rest of
The awkwardness of adjusting to a new regime (and finding a job!) was realistic, but not super fun to read. I loved all the Amaranthe and Sicarius bits, especially the opening chapter, but all the other POV's dragged. I also really missed the team dynamics of the first 7 books. Everyone just seemed really isolated in this story.
Simone Frost
Nov 05, 2016 Simone Frost rated it really liked it
Four stars! Would have given it 5+ though I am afraid that I'm not being very objective. At this point, any story that will feature this lovely bunch of characters would probably tickle my fancy. Totally obsessed and engrossed I read on and on and on, on the bus to and from work, at home till late at night.
Not even any tv or Netflixing happened this week. It was good.

Book 7 disappointed me, especially since I was under the impression it was to be the last installment. I like the situation we ar
The last book of the 'Edge of Emperor' saga I will read. It was a really good book, the plot was great and the characters always so moving, fun... I loved it.

But... I must say that the fact that each chapter was said by another character was sometimes a little difficult to follow, even if I really enjoyed the stories.

I think this book is a good end to this saga because most of the issues are solve and each character seems happy and in peace.

It was a really great saga and I'm sure to reread it so
Nov 01, 2016 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
This is one of my favorite series of the year. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book, and will definitely read them again.
Nov 23, 2016 Monica rated it it was amazing
Guilty pleasure, can't get enough of Amaranth and Sicurius
Oct 13, 2016 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books

Love this series! The characters are so relatable & very well developed. I'm sad to be just about finished with the series. I'm hoping she'll add a few more books. I love how Lindsay combines adventure, suspense, romance, & comedy so well. The characters & their dialog feel real. I can't say enough good things about this series. It'll be one I reread many times.
Apr 29, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it
If there's a word that characterises Lindsay Buroker's books, and especially her Emperor's Edge books, it's "reliable". You know pretty much what you're going to get: always something going on, multiple viewpoint characters, each of whom has self-doubt about something different and worries about what other people think of them and what other people mean by what they say and do, a fairly complex plotline in which the Empire (or, now, the Republic) is in peril, a bit of magic, some technology, ...more
Fire Raven
Oct 03, 2016 Fire Raven rated it it was amazing
Can't get enough of this world and its characters!
Raychell Pettijohn
Apr 22, 2014 Raychell Pettijohn rated it it was amazing
I received a few copy of this book for a honest review - one I'm more than happy to provide!

I just finished reading Republic and I simply enjoyed every page of it. Republic takes place after the events in Emperor’s Edge series (EE 1 available FREE on Amazon). While you can certainly pick this book up and enjoy it – I believe you would enjoy it far more if you have read all the works up to this point (You could read the Swords and Salt books after this one, in fact that would likely be best time
Kaitlin Throgmorton
Feb 01, 2016 Kaitlin Throgmorton rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, ebook
4.5 stars out of 5. I love this series. It's like Lindsay Buroker can do no wrong when writing about the Emperor's Edge gang. I will love them always. Beyond the feeling of "Squeeeeee! The gang is back together" happy fun times, this really was a satisfying, full of twists and turns, action-packed read. Nothing less than what I've come to expect from Buroker.

The thing that never ceases to amaze me about the EE series is how she handles SO MANY CHARACTERS. This book is written in so many POVs th
Clarissa Asha
Apr 25, 2014 Clarissa Asha rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange of a honest review.

My rating is 4.5 / 5.0

What can I say, I love this series. And Republic finishes off Amaranthe and Tikaya's story nicely.This book is everything that you love from the EE and Encrypted series and more.

I won't comment much about the plot, because I don't want to give spoilers. But I found it intriguing. The story kept me wonder until almost the end when everything is ready to blow (literally). Haha.

I usually don't like b
Gwynn White
I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

My problem is that I'm obsessed with this world, and the reasons for that are simple:
1. It's such an amazingly realistic, believable world,
2. the characters as so familiar and real to me that I enjoy being in their company so much.

My daughter and I were reading in a coffee shop and I kept embarrassing her by laughing out loud just about every time Maldynado stepped on the page. He is even funnier in this book than he is in the other EE b
Dec 01, 2014 Barbara rated it it was amazing
What can I possibly say about this book? I have LOVED reading The Emperor's Edge series, and I am devastated that it's over... or at least Lindsay Buroker wants us to THINK it's over. This book was written from the POV of 6 different characters. Amaranthe, Sicarius, Tikaya, Mahliki, Sespian and Maldynado. It was pretty easy to follow-- Buroker is good at letting you know who's head you're in pretty quickly.

The story starts out with Amaranthe and Sicarius trying to enjoy some vacation time (no t
Diane Lang
May 02, 2014 Diane Lang rated it it was amazing
I received a few copy of this book for a honest review - one I'm more than happy to provide!

What can I say? For those of us who are big fans of Lindsay Buroker's Emperor's Edge series, the Republic is a must read. We have a chance to revisit old friends and make new ones, complete with explosions and intrigue. You can read this book as a standalone but it will be much more interesting if you read all the other Emperor's Edge books first plus Encrypted and Decrypted. The latter two books are abou
Apr 29, 2014 Tina rated it it was amazing
Perhaps, I would give this 4.5 stars, but it certainly deserves more than 4, so 5 it is...if only for the excitement of getting to read another adventure involving Amaranthe, Sicarius, and their gang from the Emperor's Edge series with the addition of Tikaya and Rias from the Encrypted series (my 2nd favorite of Buroker's offerings).

My only reason for wanting to take a half-star away was the difficulty in keeping up with 6 POVs. It took me some time getting used to it, which is why I tried to re
Christine Myers
Apr 03, 2015 Christine Myers rated it really liked it
I have been a fan of this series for a while and was thrilled to discover a new book, especially one that is a meaty 600 or so pages (I read this on the Kindle app and page numbers can be a little fluid). Six hundred more pages with characters I love? Yay!

At first, though, I wasn’t sure I would make it through the whole thing. The premise of a giant plant taking over Turgonia was a bit 1950s B-horror movie for me, and that particular plot point didn’t hook me at all. But I knew I had enjoyed the
Oct 09, 2014 Denise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, favourites, read-2014
When I found out that there was to be another Emperor's Edge book following Forged in Blood II, I was absolutely elated. I've been deeply in love with this series and its wonderful characters right from the start, so each new adventure is an occasion for a little happy dance followed by many hours of enjoyment while reading. Buroker juggles numerous different POVs in this one, and she does it expertly. The plot is fast-paced, rich in adventure, intrigue and humour and deftly woven as always. Tur ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Emperor's Edge (9 books)
  • The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge, #1)
  • Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge, #2)
  • Deadly Games (The Emperor's Edge, #3)
  • Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge, #4)
  • Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge, #5)
  • Forged in Blood I (The Emperor's Edge, #6)
  • Forged in Blood II (The Emperor's Edge, #7)
  • Diplomats and Fugitives (The Emperor's Edge, #9)

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“After I finished Forged in Blood I & II, I wasn't sure if I would revisit these characters, but I polled you guys, and you said you wanted to see more stories with the Emperor's Edge gang. Amaranthe and Sicarius were the most popular request, and I've taken note of that, but I decided the transition from empire to republic probably wouldn't go too smoothly and that we might have to have some adventures back in the city before sending our heroes globe-trotting. Thus... Republic. Amaranthe, Sicarius, Maldynado, Sespian, Tikaya, and her daughter Mahliki are all point-of-view characters in what turned out to be quite a big adventure. I hope you'll enjoy spending time with all of them. I” 0 likes
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