Blood and Betrayal


by Lindsay Buroker (Author)

Book Cover for Blood and Betrayal

   Book 5   
Pages: 372

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...

Emperor's Edge Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Emperor's Edge
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 11
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: action  steampunk  adventure  romance  magic  science fiction 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   The Emperor's Edge  (2010)
2.   Dark Currents  (2011)
3.   Deadly Games  (2011)
4.   Conspiracy  (2012)
5.   Blood and Betrayal  (2012)
6.   Forged in Blood I  (2013)
7.   Forged in Blood II  (2013)
+   Shadows Over Innocence  (2012)
+   Ice Cracker II (and Other Short Stories)  (2011)
+   The Assassin's Curse  (2012)
+   Beneath the Surface  (2013)