Rated 4.92/5 based on 13 reviews
Tikaya and Rias believe they’ll have several calm weeks at sea, but the ship they board is on the run. The captain has acquired a mysterious stolen artifact… and the owners want it back. When he learns of Tikaya’s background, he urges her to decode its secrets, implying her life—and everyone else’s—might be forfeit if she fails.

Engima is a 15,000-word short story set after Encrypted. More

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Words: 14,490
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301649266
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: Sophia DeLuna on Feb. 22, 2013 :
A very good short sequel of Encrypted.
I love how with every story we learn more about the EE universe.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)

Review by: Lynxie on Dec. 10, 2012 :
It's been quite some time since I last delved into the world of Tikaya and Rias. In fact it has been over 12 months since I read Encrypted. Still it felt like I was returning home to a family of characters I had grown to love.

Enigma is a short story, only around 15,000 words, but it's a well constructed and entertaining 15,000 words.

The bantering between Tikaya and Rias is well developed and it felt real. I thoroughly enjoy their witty comments to each other. They are both highly intelligent characters, this makes them even more enjoyable in my opinion.

You'll need to have read Encrypted before you pick this one up, as it's the continuation of the story.

I would have loved a bit more of this, it was a fun, quick read. I can't wait until book #2 in the Encrypted series. Please hurry Lindsay! :D
(reviewed 34 days after purchase)

Review by: Anne-Marie Poirier on Dec. 06, 2012 :
Great read. I love everything Lindsay writes.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)

Review by: Julie Dahl on Dec. 02, 2012 : (no rating)
Very good author who really makes her characters seem so real life. Great short read!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Jennifer K on Dec. 01, 2012 :

A great, quick read. I love this author, she never disappoints!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

Review by: Thomas Waugh on Dec. 01, 2012 :
A charming and delightful short story with well developed characters. The imagery is quite vivid -- I feel as though I am on the ship with them. I don't know how Lindsay does it book after book, but I read everything she writes.
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)

Review by: Edie Houston on Nov. 30, 2012 :
Another great story from Lindsay Buroker, who is rapidly becoming one of my favorite fantasy writers. After being introduced to her writing several months ago through a free giveaway, I have read everything she has published to date and I have not been disappointed. As always, the interaction between her well developed characters is effortless and natural. As others have mentioned, my only complaint is that now I have to wait for the next book to come out. Nice work Lindsay!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

Review by: Rhiannon H Morris on Nov. 30, 2012 :
Yet another entising reading from one of my favourite authors. It has all the halmarks of her writing, fast-paced, strong characters, dialog which I can almost hear and the inability to put the story down until the fine full-stop.
As ever, my only criticism, is that the book is too short. I look forward to Decrypted and the excitement of a new novel which again, I will read in 24 hours or less!
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)

Review by: John Tyson on Nov. 29, 2012 :
Another great read from Lindsay. Like others I enjoy the interaction between the characters in this story as well as in all the other books written by this author. It is difficult to pick a favourite series, they are all good. I look forward to reading anything by Lindsay.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)

Review by: Diana Collins on Nov. 28, 2012 :
I loved Enigma and can't wait for further books in the series and any other books Lindsay Buroker writes. I love the style, the humor, all the characters with all their strengths and faults, in all of her books. I read everything I can find by Lindsay.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Maggie O'Connell on Nov. 10, 2012 :
I loved Encrypted and it was great to see Tikaya and Rias (oh, and I so want to see him face his in-laws). Their relationship is full with banter and trust (and of course, love). I can't wait for the next book but, meanwhile, it was great to have a short story to pass the time.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

Review by: A Brooks on Nov. 09, 2012 :
A fun and excellent story to tide us over while we wait for Decrypted. Great series, with adventure, likeable characters, and humor.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)

Review by: AKK on Nov. 07, 2012 :
Superb as always. The Encrypted universe (not only as predecessor to the Emperor's Edge novels) is an all-time favorite.
Two smart heroes, believable action, witty banter... the only qualms I have with this short story is that it makes waiting for Encrypted's sequel all the more difficult.
Anyway, if you liked Encrypted, you definitely won't want to miss Enigma.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: K. Gorman on Nov. 07, 2012 :
Fun and adventurous as always. Love the ever-expanding world of Encrypted and The Emperor's Edge. The witty descriptions and banter always make me smile.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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