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The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
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Sep 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, steam-punk, ebook
Read from September 25 to 30, 2011

Each of the characters are well thought out and have a recognizable 'voice' if you know what I mean, making conversations easily read without the usual descriptors to define who is speaking. The individual side plots of redemption and discovering that you are more than a simple hunky model, or street scum, or old drunkard, or murderer are all engaging and make you want the character to not only survive their ordeal, but rise to the top. There is a moment where the lead character says she will go alone, that this is not their fight and then one by one they all select to follow her is well, heartwarming and cliché but Ms Buroker's skill makes it hard to recognize it as cliché!

I really liked the main character Amaranthe! She was strong, caring and for sure when she had something in mind there was no way not to achieve it. Even if that meant to team with the best assassin alive. I loved how she thought through all her moves and she wasn't afraid to risk it sometimes, the way she managed to convince people without violence (even thought someone of her company sometimes managed to mess things with his kills) and how she stayed loyal to what she believes.

It was an amazing adventure and i enjoyed every single page of it.

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8.0% "Chapter 3"
21.0% "Chapter 7"
62.0% "Chapter 15"
80.0% "Chapter 19"

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