Review of Deadly Games by Lindsay Buroker

Five Stars

Deadly Games Cover

Length: 328 Pages      Published: 11 November 2013


When you’ve been accused of kidnapping an emperor, and every enforcer in the city wants your head, it’s hard to prove yourself an honorable person and even harder to earn an imperial pardon. 

That doesn’t keep Amaranthe Lokdon and her team of outlaws from trying. When athletes start disappearing from the Imperial Games, they may finally have an opportunity to show the emperor that they’re on his side. If she and her comrades can get to the bottom of such a public mystery, they’re sure to get the credit. 

But plans go awry when Amaranthe’s own men start plotting against each other, the new ally she’d hoped to acquire tries to turn her in, and her best fighter—and closest friend—disappears. 

Maybe getting involved wasn’t such a good idea after all… 

Deadly Games is approximately 110,000 words. It is the third book in The Emperor’s Edge series.

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This series just keeps getting better and better!

The Emperor’s Edge are back again only this time there is a rift between some of the men.

I enjoyed the dual narrative and learning more about Basilard, it was fascinating reading from the point of view of someone who is unable to speak.

Though Sicarius is absent throughout a chunk of this story, we certainly see a more humane side of him, as well as more of that fine body (many thanks Lindsay!)

I spent much of the story chewing nervously on my fingernails (a trait I proudly share with Amaranthe) as there are many tense moments and life and death situations. Although there were still many laugh out loud moments again mostly due to Maldynado who I have a soft spot for. He really is an awesome character.

I’m now diving straight into the next book of the series, Conspiracy and I’m really hoping Amaranthe can seduce Sicarius, those two seriously need to get together!

About the Author

I’ve been writing fantasy novels and short stories since I was seven. I’ve been finishing them since… well, that’s a more recent development. I’m a professional blogger for my day job, and I live in the Seattle area. I have two vizslas who are as spoiled as most people’s kids. Occasionally they let me leave the house to play tennis, go to the coffee shop, or take a yoga class.


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