Read from June 25 to 26, 2015 — I own a copy
Synopsis: After a year full of adventure, intrigue, and tragedy, Sicarius agrees to spend Solstice Day on a tropical island with Amaranthe, resting and relaxing far away from the chaos of the new republic. But there are a couple of problems. First off, the island is riddled with old wanted posters of Sicarius, along with countless people who would like to collect the bounty. Second… Amaranthe is hoping for a Solstice Day gift.
Sicarius, having never given a gift in his life, finds the second problem far more daunting.
This holiday-themed short story takes place after Forged in Blood II and before Republic.
Bookish Things: Book #7.5 in the Emperor’s Edge Series, this book can be read on its own, but as a reader you’ll get a lot more from it if you’ve read the other books. Lovely cover as per usual from Lindsay.
It has been a while since I’ve read in the EE world, and oh how I missed it. The witty banter, Amaranthe’s mischievous plots and Sicarius… I have missed my favourite assassin!
One to make the reader chuckle at their antics, it was lovely to experience things from Sicarius’ perspective. He’s more emotive than I thought, but highly schooled in keeping it internal.
A brilliant little tale to tide readers over between novels 7 and 8. Fantastic work Lindsay, as per usual.