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Blood and Betrayal

The Emperor's Edge, Book 5
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Series: The Emperor's Edge, Book 5
Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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The last thing Maldynado Montichelu - former aristocrat and current ladies' man - ever wanted was to be left in charge. After all, the team just blew up a train, crashed a dirigible, and kidnapped the emperor. It's kind of an important time. But, with Amaranthe captured by the nefarious Forge coalition, and Sicarius off to find her, the team is lacking in leaders. Also, Sicarius has made it clear that Maldynado's life may be forfeit should anything happen to the emperor while he's gone. To make matters worse, Forge's cutthroats are after Sespian, and the young emperor believes Maldynado's loyalties are suspect. As if it's his fault that his older brother is working with the coalition to usurp the throne.

If Maldynado can't figure out how to earn the emperor's trust quickly, Sespian will go off to confront their powerful enemies on his own. Meanwhile, Amaranthe must find a way to escape from the coalition's newest ally, Master Interrogator Pike, a man who plans to pull all of the secrets from her head, one way or another.

©2012 Lindsay Buroker (P)2017 Lindsay Buroker

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  • CAP
  • 23-07-2017

Fantastic Book and Ending

Fantastic book and series, I love how we're finally getting more of the Emperor again. I've missed him since we haven't heard much about him since book 1. I love the series, and am eager for the rest to be available for audiobook. I can tell the new narrator tried hard to use the same style of voices as the first 3 books, and it's a little different at first, but overall, she did a fantastic job keeping the character voices close to the same style. Can't wait for the next book to be out!

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  • Soriea
  • 20-04-2017

Wow! Get this series!

If you could sum up Blood and Betrayal in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Non-stop Ride!

What did you like best about this story?

I love Sicarius. But I really love all the characters. They are all different, unique and bring something different to the table.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Sicarius makes a choice. (Don't want to give spoilers away.)

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The results of the choice he made and the look on his face and what he did next.

Any additional comments?

I'm here from the Fallen Empire series. I totally loved Leonidas and decided to try another series while I wait for more of those. I'm sorry Leo, but I think Sicarius is my new favorite. The book is non-stop action. A real thrill ride. I can't recommend this series enough. You do need to start from book one or you won't know what's going on. There is also a romance. No instant love, it's been a build up over all 5 books, mainly the last two. I like it. It feels more real. This book revealed quite a bit about Sicarius past and begins to explain why he is what he (an Assassin) is.

The one thing I like is that Sicarius is an Assassin. I don't mean a book that says he's one then he never wants to kill anyone. Sicarius will and does kill. It's because of love that he's trying not to make it his first option but he has a particular skill set and if there is no other way, he will find you, (my best Liam Neeson immigration from Taken) and he will kill you.

Love this series. MORE!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-04-2017

loved it!!

I loved reading this series(repeatedly) , and I'm enjoying the audio versions just as much. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Morgan
  • 28-08-2020

skips

the recording skipped a lot and so I missed some of the story because it would skip ahead

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  • Lisa
  • 24-07-2020

Just when I think the story can't get any better

You know how series sometimes sag in the middle? Not this one! Big-time adventure here with really interesting characters.

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  • cindy stock
  • 17-11-2019

still listen at 1.15 speed to be tolerable

the second book by this narrator. only listening at slightly faster speed 1.15.. I got used to it.. I can accept any narrator if we're lucky enough to get the next 3 books in audio. The story moved fast.. and characters development was impressive.

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  • Wayne Curtis
  • 05-11-2019

Have found all of Lindsay Buroker's books to be fa

writing and narrative are superb, stories are filled with laughter,suspence, romance and action, must read

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  • Ryan Mauricio
  • 14-09-2019

Action Packed from start to finish!!

All of Lindsay Buroker's Series Are AMAZING!! If you have never read one - YOU NEED TO PICK UP A COPY AND ENJOY!!!

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  • Jenny
  • 22-08-2019

Excellent Series!

This has become one of my favorite series. I am anxiously awaiting the next book!

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  • Z
  • 24-04-2019

AWESOME

Please tell me you (audible) is working on getting book 6-9. They are no where to be found.

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  • Poppey
  • 30-12-2019

Explosive

Amaranthe has been captured by Master Interrogator/Torturer, Pike, and her secrets will betray the one she loves. Sicarius has tried to follow the Behemoth to free her whilst the rest of the crew go with Sespian to try and keep him safe on his mission. When he finds her, Amaranthe has wounds all over her body and is running (or maybe I should say hobbling) around naked! Once Pike has been attended to, Sicarius and her make their way up to Maldynado's family estate where a meeting of the founders of Forge is rumoured to be taking place. I would like to have followed on with Forged in Blood I, but as this book ends on a cliff hanger and there is no Forged in Blood II on the cards at Audible at the moment (even though the whole series is available on Kindle), I will not delve into this book until Audible catches up with this series.

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  • Hazel
  • 01-04-2019

Great storyline well told

Cannot wait for the rest of the series Lindsay Buroker always produces books with interest all the way through and even though I have all the kindle books I like to listen to them while I work etc. so hurry up and bring them audible.

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  • Barry Deri
  • 27-03-2018

Gripping

I would very much like more of these on audible. I believe the next four books have yet to make it to audio format. I'm literally queuing up to buy them as soon as they are ready.

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  • Miss K. Harding
  • 20-10-2017

once again a great gripping story,.

enjoyed another great book in the series and I'm now awaiting the rest in the series as audio books.