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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.

A heroic fantasy novel in an age of steam. 105,000 words.

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    Ongoing saga!

    I finished the first book in this series Friday, then purchased the next and finished it today (Sunday). I find the characters well written and easy to love. Now I will be purchasing the rest of the books so I can continue following the story. Ms. Buroker's flawed but morally good characters provide an interesting setting for the story. I read at the end of this book her Q&A, and she mentioned she focuses on character development. The characters drive the story with setting details that come out as needed. I'm loving the series and want to see what happens next! I'm hoping there will be a report or reference to the birthday party, too!

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    A great second book

    If you enjoyed the first one, this is a great sequel where you find out more about the dynamics of this group individuals and see them becoming a team and working together on a new adventure

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    Great as ever!

    Can't wait for book 3.

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    A quick read that I enjoyed!

    Read The Emporer's Edge first! I'm starting the third book tonight!

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    Dark currents

    I just want to keep reading what's coming next!

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