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A Reading the Paranormal Review
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019
For the record, it's been a while since I read the first three books in this series (SERIOUSLY, where does the time go, guys? WHERE?) and I was soooooo ready for some wacky Amaranthe and Sicarius shenanigans. Not that Sicarius is wacky or into shenanigans. He's all business all the time. But Amaranthe? OH, YEAH. She comes up with some fantastically off the wall ideas and I am all over that.
So. First off, planning a heist on the emperor's behalf that can't be known or thwarted by his royal associates since it involves KIDNAPPING THE EMPEROR HIMSELF seems like a recipe for disaster. Not only will Amaranthe and crew be going up against the ones holding the emperor in thrall, but also the emperor's well-trained bodyguards and guards.
Yeah. Yeeeeeaaaaah. I've said it before, but Amaranthe wouldn't be Amaranthe if she didn't step in the line of fire to thwart injustice whenever she sees it.
On the plus side, Sicarius is invested in the emperor's well-being. Which bodes well for whatever crazy plan Amaranthe comes up with on the fly. On the downside, Sicarius is REALLY invested in the emperor's well-being and Amaranthe's plans have a tendency to go sideways and that has the stoic assassin going a little growly at times.
On the other plus side, Sicarius is finally starting to show Amaranthe she means something to him. Years and years of conditioning are hard to break, you know! He's not used to all this human interaction and stuff.
As with the other books, the action's non-stop and the craziness just keeps on firing on all cylinders. And I love it!
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal