The Emperor's Edge Series by Lindsay Buroker

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  • Shadows Over Innocence (The Emperor's Edge #0.5)

    Shadows Over Innocence (The Emperor's Edge #0.5)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 14 ratings · published 2012

    Note: Despite chronology, it is recommended that The Emperor's Edge (book 1) be read first. This short story contains a spoiler for book 1. Sicarius, the emperor’s personal assassin, returns from a successful mission only to discover that the enemy is retaliating by sending an assassin of their own. The target? Five-year-old Prince Sespian. Shadows over Innocence is a 4,500-word short story set fourteen years before the first Emperor’s Edge novel... more

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  • The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge #1)

    The Emperor's Edge (The Emperor's Edge #1)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 36 ratings · published 2012

    Don't miss out on the best-selling Emperor's Edge series (2013 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee). The adventure starts here... 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... more

  • Ice Cracker II (The Emperor's Edge #1.5)

    Ice Cracker II (The Emperor's Edge #1.5)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 14 ratings · published 2011

    She’s wanted for crimes against the throne. He’s the empire’s most notorious assassin. With bounties on their heads and soldiers hunting them, they’re not likely candidates for heroics. But when they unearth a plot against the military’s premier ice breaking ship, they may be the only ones who can thwart the saboteurs...if the soldiers don't kill them first.

  • Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge #2)

    Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge #2)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 28 ratings · published 2012

    It's been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor's life. The problem? Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed. Worse, they're being blamed for the entire scheme. With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it's going to be hard to earn exoneration... more

  • The Assassin's Curse (The Emperor's Edge #2.5)

    The Assassin's Curse (The Emperor's Edge #2.5)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 16 ratings · published 2012

    When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. Well, immediately after Amaranthe talks Sicarius, former assassin and all-around non-altruistic type, into the mission... more

  • Deadly Games (The Emperor's Edge #3)

    Deadly Games (The Emperor's Edge #3)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 26 ratings · published 2012

    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... more

  • The Emperor's Edge Collection (The Emperor's Edge #1-3)

    The Emperor's Edge Collection (The Emperor's Edge #1-3)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 19 ratings · published 2012

    For those who enjoy heroic fantasy, steampunk, and heroes who are just as likely to battle with words as with swords, the first three Emperor’s Edge novels are now available in one collection.Follow enforcer-turned-outlaw Amaranthe Lokdon, the infamous assassin Sicarius, and their team of aspiring heroes as they attempt to clear their names by thwarting evils aimed at the young emperor.

  • Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge #4)

    Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge #4)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 22 ratings · published 2012

    When you’re an outlaw hoping for a pardon, and the emperor personally sends a note requesting that your team kidnap him, you make plans to comply… Even if it’ll involve infiltrating a train full of soldiers, bodyguards, and spies loyal to a nefarious business coalition that has numerous reasons to hate you. Even if it means leaving the city right after you’ve uncovered a secret weapons shipment that might be meant to start a war. Even if it's a trap...

  • Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge #5)

    Blood and Betrayal (The Emperor's Edge #5)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 21 ratings · published 2012

    The last thing Maldynado Montichelu—former aristocrat and current ladies' man—ever wanted was to be left in charge. After all, the team just blew up a train, crashed a dirigible, and kidnapped the emperor. It's kind of an important time. But, with Amaranthe captured by the nefarious Forge coalition, and Sicarius off to find her, the team is lacking in leaders. Also, Sicarius has made it clear that Maldynado’s life may be forfeit should anything happen to the emperor while he’s gone... more

  • Beneath the Surface (The Emperor's Edge #5.5)

    Beneath the Surface (The Emperor's Edge #5.5)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 16 ratings · published 2013

    All Sergeant Evrial Yara wanted was to protect the young emperor from those plotting to kill him. Joining forces with a group of notorious outlaws wasn’t part of the plan, especially not when one of them is determined to charm her out of her uniform at every turn. Working with the criminals might have been worth it if their efforts had saved the emperor, but it seems he’s not the rightful heir... An Emperor's Edge novella that takes place between books 5 and 6.

  • Forged in Blood I (The Emperor's Edge #6)

    Forged in Blood I (The Emperor's Edge #6)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 18 ratings · published 2013

    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... more

  • Forged in Blood II (The Emperor's Edge #7)

    Forged in Blood II (The Emperor's Edge #7)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 17 ratings · published 2013

    Amaranthe Lokdon survives her reckless plan to destroy the enemy’s weapon-filled super aircraft only to learn that thousands of people perished when it crash landed. Half of her team is missing...or dead. Meanwhile, the fighting in the capital has escalated, the Imperial Barracks have been taken by a pretender, and a deadly new danger threatens the populace. Amaranthe’s hopes of returning Emperor Sespian to the throne and bringing peace to the empire are dwindling by the hour... more

  • Solstice Day Gifts (The Emperor's Edge #7.5)

    Solstice Day Gifts (The Emperor's Edge #7.5)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 13 ratings · published 2014

    After a year full of adventure, intrigue, and tragedy, Sicarius agrees to spend Solstice Day on a tropical island with Amaranthe, resting and relaxing far away from the chaos of the new republic. But there are a couple of problems. First off, the island is riddled with old wanted posters of Sicarius, along with countless people who would like to collect the bounty. Second... Amaranthe is hoping for a Solstice Day gift... more

  • Republic (The Emperor's Edge #8)

    Republic (The Emperor's Edge #8)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 15 ratings · published 2014

    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 needed back at home... more

  • Diplomats and Fugitives (The Emperor's Edge #9)

    Diplomats and Fugitives (The Emperor's Edge #9)

    Lindsay Buroker

    · 15 ratings · published 2015

    Even though Basilard is the official Mangdorian ambassador to the Turgonian Republic, he still isn’t fully trusted by his pacifist people. After he was enslaved and forced to entertain spectators in pit fights that left him scarred and mute, his kin turned their backs on him, condemning him for choosing violence. They don’t let him travel home without supervision, and he isn’t allowed to see his daughter... more

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