The Emperor’s Edge (The Emperor’s Edge #1) By: Lindsay Buroker
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. 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.
This was a nice follow up after reading the Aeronaut’s Windlass. It didn’t have quite the same fleshed out world that I was looking for, but I loved Amaranthe. She was so capable that I really enjoyed reading her. Some of the other characters were better fleshed out than others and I like that things didn’t work out completely perfectly in the end.
This was the first book in what I can see could be a very fun series. The fact that the next few books are already written is awesome too. No waiting for me!