Top positive review
14 March 2015
"Lindsay Buroker is awesome," I was told, and then I spotted three of her books in a box set for next to nothing. So this sat on my Kindle for a while, lonely and ignored, until it came to the top of my TBR list...that was about a fortnight ago.
Why'd it take me so long to write a review? Um...because there are 8 books in the series, plus some incidental novellas and short stories, and all the books are a decent length and...all right, Lindsay Buroker IS a legend and I've been binge reading the whole series because of this box set.
It started out like something from one of the late Terry Pratchett's novels...a female police-officer-equivalent making excuses for a less-than-conscientious co-worker...then stumbling on a crime with far-reaching consequences for herself and her nation. Amaranthe is unique, from her OCD tendencies to her irresistible silver tongue, so that despite her talent for causing explosions, she manages to charm the most hostile individuals.
Then there's Sicarius...assassin, target and with significant similarities to a steampunk Terminator. At the beginning, I wasn't sure what to make of him...but by the end of Book 3, I was dying to know what he'd do next.
Yes, there's a cast of other, very strange characters and I admit to wanting to know everyone's story...it's no wonder I give this set five stars.