Dark Currents (The Emperor's Edge #2)
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... show more
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. When Amaranthe’s team discovers mutilated bodies in the city aqueducts and a mysterious illness incapacitates thousands of citizens, she and Sicarius see an opportunity to solve the mystery and prove their loyalty. But they’ll have to defeat vengeful shamans, man-eating predators, and deadly mechanical constructs, all while dodging imperial soldiers who would rather kill them than accept their help. Nobody said exoneration would be easy.
Publish date: March 16th 2012
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: The Emperor's Edge (#2)
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Emperor’s Edge, and the fun continues in Dark Currents. Buroker has developed a good, solid framework of society that isn’t thrown off kilter with the inclusion of magic—a magic that is referred to in Amaranthe’s world as “science.” Her writing style i...
Dark Currents is better than the first book in the series, which struck me as okay, but weak. But it isn't a lot better. The Emperor's Edge was interesting enough to make me this self-published author a second chance, but while this does represent a step forward, it's not enough of one to make me en...
The motley crew Amaranthe formed into a more or less professional team grew on me. They were funny and clumsy and arrogant and all-around very human. Amaranthe grew into her role as leader a bit more - her fascination/infatuation with Sicrarius is growing in the curse of this story. But you can ...
Fun, fluffy, but not as engaging as the first in the series.Amaranthe and her gang of wanna-be heroes take on a shaman who is carrying a huge grudge against Sicarius and the empire.As I write this, it's been at least a month since I read Dark Currents, the second book in The Emperor's Edge series. A...
Didn't like this one as much as the first book. I'm a bit disappointed about Sespian's no-show. Books was an interesting enough character but I am wondering what happened to Sespian after the events of book 1.And...about Amaranthe and Sicarius...I know they will probably get together...eventually. B...