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- Language: English
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- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,607 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Despite the characters allegedly having a real initial hatred of each other, it doesn't show in the writing at all. I guess this book is written as a romance, given that in my limited experience of them, the eventual outcome being obvious hasn't been considered a huge drawback. Whereas most adventure stories try not to blatantly telegraph the outcome immediately.
The female lead falls for the titular 'Deathmaker' almost instantly, presumably due to his manly physique, given that there is no other explanation of why she falls for a man she believes to be a deliberate mass murderer of her people (as opposed to an accidental one, in the most ridiculously naive way possible) until the final chapter or two. Trying to copy the US-USSR mutually assured destruction policy from the Cold War with a gas weapon rather than nukes fundamentally fails to understand the several orders of magnitude difference.
I won't be reading any more of this series as it has become apparent to me that if you're not here primarily for the romance, you'll be disappointed.
I thoroughly recommend this book...it is simply........great!!!
Set in a steampunk world complete with magic, war, adventure, plenty of escapes, and a good dollop of a fancy gooey concoction with remarkable metal-melting properties, it's brilliant stuff. I just loved it.
In fact, my traitorous heart even thinks it prefers this little number to Lindsay's Emperor's Edge series!!
How is that possible when I do love Amaranthe and Sicarius so much? (If you haven't read those books you are doing yourself a serious disservice, and I would suggest you rectify that oversight without further ado.)
But as much as I love A&S from Emperor's Edge, Cal and Tolemek from Deathmaker have absolutely stolen my heart.
Cal is the ultimate impetuous shoot-first-ask-questions-later heroine.
Tolemek - despite his dastardly nickname Deathmaker - is a smart, Captain Jack Sparrowish (Pirates of the Caribbean) hero with a penchant for making gooey substances (from snake and spider venom) with both deadly and benign properties.
The chemistry between these two sworn enemies is fun to read, although, unlike Balanced on a Blade's Edge (the first in this series) this is more of an adventure than a romance. For those who loved Balanced on a Blade's Edge, Ridge, Sardelle and Jaxi also appear in this one. That said, Cal and Tolemek are definitely the show-stealers.
As we can expect from Lindsay, the action is fast-paced and riddled with her usual witty dialogue. There is even an unexpected twist at the end to keep it from becoming predictable.
And . . . tara tara . . . no deluge scene! No water at all! To understand this reference see my Blade's Edge review.Read more ›
It’s part two in her Dragon Blood series and takes place a little time after the first. This one is more like her Emperor’s Edge series with it being heavy on the action and light on the romance, though there is enough to make you happy. It’s more subtle than that of the first, which is what I really like about the authors books.
I grew to like Tolemek/the Deathmaker early on in this, despite him being one of the bad guys, and I think Cas had the same problem. He’s unlike the rest of the pirates she ends up meeting. Tolemek doesn’t like hurting women, unlike some of the others, and over time he softens towards Cas and she gets under his skin. It was all rather sweet reading.
If you’re a fan of the author then you need to read this. If you’ve never read anything by her, why not?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good read, I hope to get all the rest of the books in the series too.Published 3 months ago by Chris Pascoe
Next instalment on order cant wait to continue this fantastic set of books Lindsay buroker is a great fantazsywrirter brillPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Weak characters and silly romantic element aimed for teenage market, spoiled a potentially good adventure story. Lost interest in reading another; too formulated. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed reading this the story is a good start for a longer story and I may continue to read further books in this seriesPublished 18 months ago by Mrs J A Drain
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