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Beginnings: five heroic fantasy adventure novels by [Buroker, Lindsay]
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When her island home is invaded by enemy soldiers, her family captured, and the town enslaved, Taylina must find a way to fight back and free her people. But their enemies have powerful warships, sorcerers, and dragons. Her simple people are no match. Her only hope is to venture onto the forbidden half of the island and seek the one individual powerful enough to battle their enemies, a dragon known for eating humans rather than helping them.

Find out what happens to Taylina and meet the dragon who thinks he’s a god in Dragon Rider, a prequel to Lindsay’s USA Today bestselling Dragon Blood series.

In addition to Dragon Rider, Beginnings features four previously published fantasy adventure novels, all with new introductions from the author:

Encrypted
The Emperor’s Edge
Balanced on the Blade’s Edge
Warrior Mage

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4458 KB
  • Print Length: 1506 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N9ETKDK
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,473 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I have been a avid follower Ms' Buroker's work and have bought this for the Dragon Rider book. Honestly though, all of these 'series starter' are the gateway drug to the the action-laughter-witty-filled worlds that Ms. Buroker has created.
These books represents two of the Fantasy World that Ms Buroker has created, first is the Steampunk world of Amaranthe, Sirius the assassin and their merry bands of Emperor's Edge where there is magic and fantastical creatures, though the main feature is the slow-burning love relationships and fast friendship and crazy adventures.
In the same universe, you will also find the Encrypted and Warrior Mage, the first set before Emperor's Edge and the second afterwards, and both in a different continents (but the same universe).
The second set of universe is the where there is Dragons and flyers, and lots of magic. The Dragon Rider is the prelude, while the Blade's edge is set 1000 years afterwards.

But you know, except for Warrior Mage, all of these book have a kick-ass heroine that does not need saving every two minutes, that do not rely on their beauty but instead on their skills and minds. And yet, the males are not doddering fools. Both gender were represented beautifully and they both have their strength and weaknesses.

This will be the best $1 you ever spent!
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I bought this collection for the new Fallen Empire story (which was excellent) but the real delight was revisiting some of my favourite characters.
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Thanks Lindsay Buroker for another great bunch of stories - love the wit your protagonists wield and the banter between them . You never fail to entertain!
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Great reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection 3 March 2017
By H. G. Hettinger - Published on Amazon.com
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If you haven't read any of Lindsay Buroker's books this collection is a great place too start. Don't let yourself be deterred by the fact that all the books are series starters - non of them have cliffhanger endings.

If, like me, you have already read all of them, there is one previously unpublished story set in the past of the "Dragonblood" universe that, to me, made it worth buying this collection.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Introduction to a Superb Author 18 March 2017
By Barrie - Published on Amazon.com
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This Beginnings bundle is the perfect introduction to the work of Lindsay Buroker. I stumbled upon her book The Emperor's Edge several years ago and have read everything she's published since then. I've always given her great ratings because she's a superb author whose books bring well-developed characters, innovative plots, lots of action, and more than a touch of humor. Even if you've read the previously published first books in this series, as I have, her new Dragon Rider story is worth the price of the whole bundle by itself. If you haven't read her books, this is a great place to start. I have my personal favorites -- Balanced on the Blade's Edge and Encrypted -- but each book opens its own world of adventure. Do yourself a favor and spring for the bundle, then enjoy the books one by one! You'll be glad you did.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love reading all the first books. 2 April 2017
By Jesca4u - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this set to read Dragon Rider. It was a good story, quick read, well written, fun and lots of dragon time. I enjoyed the story and will end up reading the rest of the series when it comes out.
I went ahead and read Encrypted and ended up loving it, I have it 5 stars! I still need to finish the rest of that series when I find some time.
I tried reading The Emperor’s Edge before but couldn't quite get into it.
I read ALL the Dragon Blood books, they are amazing!
And I had read Warrior Mage before, it was a really good book too.
So get this set and get a little bit of this and that and find a new good series to read.
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent stories marred by lousy editing. 17 June 2017
By A. Boots - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoy Ms. Buroker's writing. And I thought the gimmick of a collection of Volume Ones was clever. Based on Encrypted, I bought the other two volumes in the series. But then I read The Emperor's Edge ... and was bothered. The set-up is hackneyed -- quirky heroine/brooding-and-deadly mystery man, etc. But the editing annoyed the bejeezus out of me! Maybe this was written before she could employ a decent copy editor, but surely it could have gotten another going-over before being published in a teaser collection!

No, it's not "take another tact." It's "take another tack" (as in sailing).

No, it's not "laid on her back," it's "lay on her back."

No, it's not "if he was hosting," it's "if he were hosting."

And then there's the first page of chapter 16, where an initial drop-capital has somehow crept in. On my Kindle and my phone, the first page of the chapter consists of and opening quotation mark and a huge letter Y. On the kindle app on my PC, the page text is legible, but this is more detective work than I expect for a 99-cent purchase.
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing introduction to this incredible Author 13 May 2017
By Marcia E. Marien - Published on Amazon.com
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What a great way to spark interest in the works of Lindsay Buroker. Over the past couple of years, I have lost a lot of sleep reading her work. Every book, every series is both a fun and emotional ride. Dragon Rider is a new installment for me...but did I stop there? Noooo...I read Encrypted for the fifth time, then Decrypted it's sequel. Back to the Emperor's Edge series, again for at least the eighth time, maybe ninth. I'm now on the third book in that series. Each time I re-read these books, I find new things to laugh at, innuendo I missed in prior readings. And, like Sci-Fi? Read the Star Nomad series. Want something shorter, take up Rust and Relics (paranormal) or Flash Gold. Wow! All in all, she is stand alone, my favorite author and no, she didn't pay me to advertise her work. I want the kindle world to give her work a try. I guarantee you'll be as hooked as I am.

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