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Professor Tikaya Komitopis isn’t a great beauty, a fearless warrior, or even someone who can walk and chew chicle at the same time, but her cryptography skills earn her wartime notoriety. When enemy marines show up at her family’s plantation, she expects the worst.

But they’re not there to kill her. They need her to decode mysterious runes, and they ask for help in the manner typical of a conquering empire: they kidnap her, threaten her family, and throw her in the brig of their fastest steamship.

Her only ally is a fellow prisoner who charms her with a passion for academics as great as her own. Together, they must decipher mind-altering alchemical artifacts, deadly poison rockets, and malevolent technological constructs, all while dodging assassination attempts from a rival power determined the expedition should fail. As if the situation weren’t treacherous enough, this new “ally” may turn out to be the last person Tikaya should trust. Those runes cloak more than mysteries, however, and he’s the only one who can help her unravel them before their secrets destroy the world.

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Encrypted
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4.4 / 5
Just as good the 2nd time.
November 12th, 2015
Had to read this book again, something I never normally do as I find it boring to know the ending of a story but Ms Buroker manages to create fiction that draws you in even when you know what is going to happen, a rare talent today.
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Encrypted
February 3rd, 2015
I realise that the introduction of baffling alien tech is not such a strange thing, even our modern tech is quite mysterious to less technologically developed people, to the extent that even a camera to some people is thought to steal their souls!
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1 review
Awesome storyline!
July 17th, 2014
This is an epic book! Of course it might have helped that i read the first two emperors edge books first so I had a bit of a backdrop on the world and the rules of the story first. Absolutely brilliant!
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Encrypted
July 5th, 2014
A surprisingly good yarn that kept my interest always. Sicarius fans will enjoy his appearance.
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Mr
June 29th, 2014
I think its her best story so far.
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Encrypted
April 12th, 2014
A page turner. Very good.
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1 review
Good action-romance
April 6th, 2014
In total, I give it 3.75 stars. The story was full of action and the forbidden love aspect really appealed to me. However, there were some missing words, commas in the wrong place, and some sentences I found awkward that made it a little hard to read in places. But what really sold this story for me was the vocabulary challenge. It's been a long time since I've read anything where I had to look words up. I give the author mad props for that.
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Encypted
March 29th, 2014
Loved this. Intelligent, well crafted and leaves you wanting more.
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1 review
October 8th, 2013
Truly a great story! While a separate tale that can stand on it's own, this one has ties to the "Emperor's Edge" series. I recommend that you read this book first, then read all of the "Emperor's Edge" series. I promise you will love it! Lindsay Buroker is a wonderful author, and you will fondly remember these stories for a lifetime!
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LOVED IT!!!
September 24th, 2013
I read The Emperors Edge before reading this book. Now I am going to have to go back and read it again. I loved the insight into Sicarious and his earlier years, especially learning about his reason for his great respect for Admiral Starcrest. Also, I'm glad to finally learn about the mystery regarding where Sicarious acquired that black knife!
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Encrypted
July 2nd, 2013
Another awesome book by Lindsay.
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Encrypted
July 2nd, 2013
Another awesome book by Lindsay.
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2 reviews
Enjoyable
May 17th, 2013
Gives a bit more background to things that have happened in her Emperor's Edge books. An enjoyable yarn.
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1 review
Loved it!
April 22nd, 2013
Now I understand a bIt better about Emperor's Edge. Thanks! Will read decrypted next.
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