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This is an epic in the gentlest steampunkest tradition. A cleverly crafted story that gave good airtime to multiple characters and never left me feeling that they were fillers or the situations overly engineered plot devices. I think a lot of authors find it challenging to develop more than a couple of the characters in their book or to imbue them with and strength of character, but this book has a well developed lead cast of seven (Rias, Tikaya, Amaranthe, Sicarius, Sespian, Mahliki and Maldynado) plus the new character of Dak and appearances by several other regulars as well as the prescriptive Big Bads.
Writing is crisp and full of Burokers signature humour. If you've not read her before, go back and get the series before reading this. It's not essential but it will make everything more familiar and add to the enjoyment.
It always worries me when an author pushes out book after book of a series - the potential to overdevelop a concept is always there. But to be perfectly frank, Lyndsay has such a seemingly effortless relationship with her characters and the worlds that they inhabit that it's no surprise that this installment is a perfect follow-up to the previous books. Without posting any spoilers - I found the characters to be just as engaging as before, yet subtly altered by previous experiences.....as of course, they should be. The story was well paced The plot was completely apt yet with unexpected aspects and there was plenty of my favourite assassin to drool over....*ahem*....I mean 'appreciate' ;)
I look forward to the next installment! In the mean time, I believe there may be a Dragon Blood book calling my name.............
My problem is that I'm obsessed with the world this story is set in, and the reasons for that are simple:
1. It's such an amazingly realistic, believable world,
2. the characters as so familiar and real to me that I enjoy being in their company so much.
Perhaps I can describe this book in one word: brilliant
My daughter and I were reading in a coffee shop and I kept embarrassing her by laughing out loud just about every time Maldynado stepped on the page. He is even funnier in this book than he is in the other EE books - and that's saying something.
In this book, set soon after the establishment of the Republic, the team, with the addition of Tikaya (whom I love) and Mahliki) are challenged by a variety of evils including a sentient plant! And what a plant that is. I loved every description of it and could visualise it perfectly in my mind's eye - it was almost a seventh hero in the plot (or rather villain) and I almost thought it needed a POV of its own!
As usual the rest of the characters are just wonderful and I loved getting up to speed with Sespian in his new life as a penniless student. But my favourite characters still remain Amaranthe and Sicarious. I could read anything with those two in it. Note to Lindsay: A series about their exploits in their new jobs would be very gratefully received . . . .
As one expects from Lindsay Buroker, the action in Republic is fast-paced, nail-biting stuff even with six POVs. It never lets up for a minute and there are constant twists and explosions (only a few of them could be blamed on Maldynado) to satisfy even my craving for action.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good finish to an entertaining series, though leaving the door open for continued 'adventures'.Published 28 days ago by Lyn Williams
More, more, more please, love these books, the characters, the little romance and story lines, yes some more please asapPublished 2 months ago by Brenda Scott
I love this author, but not my favourite in the series. I think I am ready for new characters from her. Brilliant author though.Published 3 months ago by Heidi's books
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