Monday, 27 March 2017

Guest Review: The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker + Giveaway

The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Buroker
Self published in March 2012.

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Guest review by Katherine Bogle
Katherine Bogle currently resides in Saint John, New Brunswick with her partner in crime, and plethora of cats. Though she has spent the majority of her life weaving stories and writing short fiction, it wasn’t until 2012, half-way through her two year college program, that Katherine finished Sanctum, the novel to kick off her true love for novel length works. Since then Katherine has written six novels ranging from Fantasy to Science Fiction and Young Adult to Steampunk. Her debut young adult novel, Haven, came second in the World's Best Story contest 2015. I enjoyed reading both Haven and its short story companion, Fyre, and you can read my reviews here.

Katherine's rating: 5 of 5 stars

“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.

Katherine says: The first book in the Emperor’s Edge series starts off with imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon, a woman who’s good at her job and wants nothing more than to advance in her career. But being a woman of the Empire, that isn’t likely to happen.

When Amaranthe is sent on a mission to kill an assassin, her entire world is thrown on its head, launching her in a very unexpected direction.

EE is one of my favourite modern books. I love this series, and have read it twice already (but I’ll definitely be going back for more). Not only do we get strong women and plots that keep you on the edge of your seat, but we also get this amazing cast of characters thrown together by Ammy’s unusual circumstances.

The group consists of Ammy, the enforcer, an old drunkard professor, a juvenile magic-wielding gang member, a pretty rich boy who flirts like a mofo, and of course the assassin. Not exactly your dream team, right? Wrong. I fell in love with these characters from the first page. Buroker forces you to invest in these characters, to love them, cherish them, and above all, look forward to their next crazy scheme!

I won’t go into the details of the plot, as I don’t want to spoil it for you, but the twists and turns are REAL. The end of book one will leave you begging for more!

Thank you Katherine!

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