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The Emperor's Edge

The Emperor's Edge

534K Reads 19.4K Votes 44 Part Story
Lindsay Buroker By LindsayBuroker Completed

Imperial law enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon is good at her job: she can deter thieves and pacify thugs, if not with a blade, then by toppling an eight-foot pile of coffee canisters onto their heads. But when ravaged bodies show up on the waterfront, an arson covers up human sacrifices, and a powerful business coalition plots to kill the emperor, she feels a tad overwhelmed.

Worse, Sicarius, the empire's most notorious assassin, is in town. He's tied in with the chaos somehow, but Amaranthe would be a fool to cross his path. Unfortunately, her superiors order her to hunt him down. Either they have an unprecedented belief in her skills... or someone wants her dead.

Besides stating that atheism is a relegion, this is brilliant.
neuravinci neuravinci Sep 28, 2016
Yea, so descriptions and dialogue are on point. Great job. I'm adding to my library!
newt102 newt102 Dec 19, 2015
I just started to write a new story called The Siren Lake and it would mean the world to me to get some feedback on my writing!
JA_Mackay JA_Mackay Dec 05, 2015
No wonder Amaranthe's friend was investigating "suspicious activity" here...
JA_Mackay JA_Mackay Dec 05, 2015
This part is brilliant, because it not only gives a sense of character to "Stumps" but also gives a brief insight into the history of Turgonia, and it proves you have put a lot of time and effort into the backstory 😊 Brilliant!
PoisonedJasmine PoisonedJasmine Nov 24, 2015
Excellent opening. The details about her clicking her heals, the manner of the district chief, were very well done. I have some military experience and that definitely brought up a few memories. I appreciate the fresh/unique style of this story. Will definitely be back for more.