The Assassin's Curse

Rated 4.74/5 based on 19 reviews
When outlaws Amaranthe and Sicarius chance upon imperial spies stealing military prototypes, they immediately give chase. After all, they both want imperial pardons, and what better way to attract the emperor’s favor than by looking after the empire’s interests? What seems like a straightforward mission develops a hitch when the spies flee to a haunted island.

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About Lindsay Buroker

Lindsay is a full-time independent fantasy author who loves travel, hiking, tennis, and vizslas. She grew up in the Seattle area but moved to Arizona when she realized she was solar-powered.

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Review by: Jodie Rybolt on March 30, 2014 :
Another winner from a consistently great author. This is great series and I highly recommend you go download them all and read them in order. Guaranteed you will fall in love with the characters
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
Review by: Sophia DeLuna on Jan. 5, 2013 :
Can't believe I've missed reading this till I found it between my bookfiles today.
A well written Amaranthe/Sicarius adventure.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: Kendra C. Highley on Aug. 17, 2012 :
Another great add to the EE universe!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Madison Keller on Aug. 3, 2012 :
Fun little short featuring Amaranthe and Sicarius. I like this one because we get to see more of Sicarius's human side when he makes a very human mistake, and gets saved by Amaranthe.

Action packed, there is hardly a dull moment in the book. My heart was pounding during several tense scenes.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Lovey Dovey Books on May 9, 2012 :
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The Assassin's Curse is a satisfying novella to read while waiting for the release of the fourth Emperor's Edge novel. The third novel, Deadly Games, ratcheted up my excitement over the characters and their changing relationships.

This isn't YA fiction, and I recently stumbled upon Lindsay Buroker and fell in love with The Emperor's Edge. So far there are three novels and a couple of short stories that focus on specific characters. The Assassin's Curse focuses on Amaranthe, the leader of the Emperor's Edge, and Sicarius, the deadly assassin looking for exoneration. I won't say much about their role in the series but their latest adventure establishes them as the main attraction of the Emperor's Edge.

I still say those two have chemistry even though it's hard to see. I love how in any situation Amaranthe and her team gets into they always learn something new about each other. Each mission solidifies their resolve and loyalty to one another.

I'm definitely ready to get on with the series and read the fourth novel!
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: Rochelle Muller on March 19, 2012 :
Great Shortie!! Can't wait for EE4!
(reviewed 62 days after purchase)
Review by: Deanna on March 11, 2012 :
Like at of the Emperor's Edge books, this hit the spot. Short, but complete. Fun and action packed! Four stars only because I want more.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
Review by: Steampunk Angel on Feb. 11, 2012 : (no rating)
Lindsay Buroker is a wonderful author, and this was exactly what I needed to hold me up while waiting for the fourth Emperor's Edge book. A quick read, obviously, but very nicely explained. Most short stories are just to brief, either to brief to get a plot in or to brief to explain the plot they put in. Lindsay did very well with the perfect balance. Love it!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: merrylass on Feb. 11, 2012 :
Excellent short story addition to this series -- the only downside is that it adds to my impatience for the next book!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
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