Review of Forged in Blood by Lindsay Buroker

Five Stars

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Description

The emperor has been ousted from the throne, his bloodline in question, and war is descending on the capital. Forge, the nefarious business coalition that has been manipulating the political situation from the beginning, has the ultimate weapon at its disposal. 

If it was difficult for a small team of outlaws—or, as Amaranthe has decided they should now be called, rebels—to make a difference before, it’s a monumental task now. If she’s to return idealistic young Sespian to the throne, earn the exoneration she’s sought for so long, and help her closest ally win the respect of the son who detests him, she’ll have to employ an unprecedented new scheme… preferably without destroying the city—or herself—in the process.

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Review

Best thing about this book? Reading from Sicarius’s point of view. Finally! Getting to know his thought process and learning of his emotional development is even more exciting and satisfying than I imagined! It’s like watching Spock humanise, a sexy, strong, brooding Spock that can make your knees weak and heart pound!

After reading this book I think it’s fair to say I have a love/hate relationship with this series, and with my feelings towards the author. The Emperor’s Edge series is one of the best series I have ever read, I just can’t get enough. It’s constant action with a perfect combination of comedy and heartfelt moments. But then Lindsay Buroker has to go and throw more spanners in the works and end with the biggest cliffhanger ever! Hence the Hate! (I love it really I just don’t want to admit it)

As with all of the Emperor’s Edge books a LOT happens. War, Soul Constructs and complete and utter devastation to name just a few. Along with a disturbing amount of chatter including the words grease and snake occurring in the same sentence.

Can’t wait to read the next in the series!

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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