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.
To make matters worse, her strongest ally—and closest friend—has been captured and is under a powerful wizard’s control. If she can’t figure out a way to free Sicarius, he may kill them all when next they meet…
Emperor's Edge Series
One of the best series of books I have ever read. Read one and you are hooked on the characters and plot. Absolutely Wonderful.
Forged in Blood II
I was disappointed that Trog didn’t get featured more, but I enjoyed the introduction of more female protagonists, however late it may be.
There is an oversight in that Amaranthe seems to have forgotten how Retta joined the ancient tech program as discussed in book 5.
I found the makarovi and gangs a strange choice for a final battle. The gangs suddenly mobbing them didn’t make sense. With all the soldiers’ presence disrupting their operations, invading their territory, and likely killing their members in the crossfire of the political upheaval, retaliating against them would take precedence over throwing people at the bounties of a dangerous pair who weren’t antagonizing them, especially when the ones who’d be paying Sicarius’ were getting assassinated.
Vocab list this time: valise instead of suitcase, votaries instead of devotees, saturnine instead of somber, assiduous instead of diligent, ancillary instead of support, pate instead of head, corpulent instead of fat, recalcitrant instead of rebellious.
Recommend it....whole heartedly
Loved it! I couldn't seem to put it down.