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- Average Customer Review: 45 customer reviews
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Top Customer Reviews
This is yet another intreging and absorbing fantasy world from this superb author. I read Balanced on the Blade's Edge in less than a day and I sincerely hope that she writes more in this world and with these characters in the future.
Lindsay is a genius at blending action, steampunk and romance into her books and they are easy to read and very addictive. (I read the last four books in The Emperor’s Edge series back to back so I could find out how it all ended.)
This is set in a prison and centres around it’s new head, Ridge Zirkander, after he caused some political problems back in the city with his attitude. To me, he sounds like a laugh. The female lead, Sardelle, has just awoken after 300 years and finds herself within the prison walls. There is a sort of instant attraction between them which Ridge tries to ignore as he doesn’t believe it a good thing to get involved with inmates.
If you’re a fan of the author, this isn’t to be missed. If you’ve never read anything by her the first books in her Emperor’s Edge and Flash Gold Chronicles are free on Amazon.
It is based in a different setting in a different world but still you have the humour and wit associated her novels. The story starts off with Colonel Ridge Zirkanderin trouble (again) and this time, as a punishment, he was given a new command to be in charge of a prison fort up in the mountains. On the same day as he arrives there a strange woman is found in the mines under the fort - Sardelle Terushan a sorcerer who has been in stasis for 300 years. The story looks at their interaction along with how much has changed since Sardelle was last awake.
Another fantastic book from Lindsay Buroker but I feel she has added to her work load as I want to know how this couple's relationship's developes over the years and whether Sardelle and her powers are ever accepted by society.
Sardelle is a great strong female character without giving up her femininity. Ridge is very likeable dispite his outwardly 'Lord Flasheart' exterior. Not much time is given to the other characters - enough to sketch them in - this really concentrates on the two MCs and doesn't leave you rooting for anyone else. In places this felt rushed and in others it was a little slow, so the pace was a bit uneven. Overall though, this was great fun. I'm tickled by the idea of Bi-planes being called 'Dragon Fliers' after the original mode of transportation (also I have a soft spot for those kinds of planes) and I found other aspects of magic and science meeting equally enjoyable.
My big niggle is that neither of the characters ever really feel like they are in danger. There's no jeopardy - I could safely go to sleep after reading before bed, knowing that all was well. On the other hand it makes for a restful read and if you like steampunk fantasy then this is for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I especially liked the sword... the story was ok and i quite enjoyed it. I have to say that it didn't grab me, however I would and will read the second installment but there are... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by rmpharoah
enjoyed it from the first to the page.great characters.leaves you wanting morePublished 16 days ago by Paul Hammond
Book 1 in the series was part of the LEGENDS: 15 Tales of Sword & Sorcery. After a decidedly mediocre start, several chapters in, it picked up pace, and gripped me firmly. Read morePublished 19 days ago by M. Paton
I read this book in one sitting, I enjoyed the story and characters and will be buying the next book.Published 1 month ago by Nick Tolley
Really enjoyed the story and characters.Good read.Published 2 months ago by Mr. N. E. Darbyshire-colton
Bookbub is my friend for introducing me to this magical world and to Ridge Zirkander, who I have fallen in love with from page one. And who couldn't? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emi Hirst
Basic story line is a magic user (Mage) gets transported to her worlds future when magic and magic users are feared and killed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and interesting consept. I want to read more.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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