Anyone reading the "Emperor's Edge" series won't want to miss this, but can be enjoyed on its own for what makes all of Lindsay Buroker's books great: humor and fun, good character development, action and adventure. Tikaya is an endearing heroine: smart, funny, accident-prone. Loved the glimpse of young Sicarius. I've read all of Buroker's books now and highly recommend all of them.
I have read and enjoyed all of this author's other books, and was interested to see an earlier, previously unpublished story. A bit different than either of the series, but with plenty of action and humor; another enjoyable tale.