Rated 4.63/5 based on 35 reviews
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 before their secrets destroy the world... More

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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: nigil on July 14, 2018 :
"Encrypted" is one stunning tale.

Lovely intro of a cryptography genius -even including some crypto slang- breaking enemy crypto messages at wartime.
Continuing with an abduction and prison break, pirate style ship-to-ship fighting action (with cannon balls),
and culminating in a "Stargate-like" exploration of ancient alien ruins, which don't seem as abandoned as one should think!

Truly a lovely composition.
(reviewed 12 months after purchase)
Review by: Micha123 on July 25, 2017 :
This book is a sci-fi adventure with a little bit of romance mixed in. I thought is was romance, but wasn't. My bad. Otherwise it was a good read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: paige p on April 11, 2015 :
This book was in one word-AMAZING!!
I really enjoyed it from beginning to end.
It had a great story and it was really easy to follow along, it will always be one of my most favorite books of all time.
(reviewed 3 years after purchase)
Review by: Laurie on June 13, 2014 :
Very well written. It seems longer than it is because you just have to slow down and enjoy each word. It has non stop action, plots in plots, and contents that usually 2 or 3 books would have. I would recomend this book.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Michael Meyers-Jouan on June 12, 2014 :
There's enough straight science to balance the fantasy (artificers of magic, telepathy, telekinetics, etc.), a good plot, and excellent characters. Particularly the characters - they're interesting, believable, entertaining, and you want to follow their stories.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Up Shaker on Jan. 15, 2014 :
An interesting backdrop to the world of Emperor's Edge
(reviewed 49 days after purchase)
Review by: Carol on May 20, 2013 :
Great action-adventure with a little romance thrown in.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)
Review by: SansSerif on April 11, 2013 :
Enjoyable, but more a formulaic fantasy than heartfelt writing. The main characters were interesting and sympathetic and making allowances the story moved along well. Unfortunately the ending was terrible, the author got caught in his own web and dashed out a disappointing and implausible end.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: A Brooks on April 10, 2013 :
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.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)
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