Encrypted [NOOK Book]

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Professor Tikaya Komitopis isn’t a great beauty, a fearless warrior, or even someone who can walk and chew chicle at the same time, but her cryptography skills earn her wartime notoriety. When enemy marines show up at her family’s plantation, she expects the worst.

But they’re not there to kill her. They...
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Encrypted

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Overview

Book Sale: Grab Encrypted for 99 cents this week (usual price: $4.95).

Professor Tikaya Komitopis isn’t a great beauty, a fearless warrior, or even someone who can walk and chew chicle at the same time, but her cryptography skills earn her wartime notoriety. When enemy marines show up at her family’s plantation, she expects the worst.

But they’re not there to kill her. They need her to decode mysterious runes, and they ask for help in the manner typical of a conquering empire: they kidnap her, threaten her family, and throw her in the brig of their fastest steamship.

Her only ally is a fellow prisoner who charms her with a passion for academics as great as her own. Together, they must decipher mind-altering alchemical artifacts, deadly poison rockets, and malevolent technological constructs, all while dodging assassination attempts from a rival power determined the expedition should fail. As if the situation weren’t treacherous enough, this new "ally" may turn out to be the last person Tikaya should trust. Those runes cloak more than mysteries, however, and he’s the only one who can help her unravel them before their secrets destroy the world.

Approximately 105,000 words (400 paperback pages)
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Editorial Reviews

. - Liviu Suciu
Encrypted (A+) is a fun romp, an adventure in the Lois Bujold Barrayar spirit, with a clear ending though ample scope for more and which I highly recommend if you like your sff fast, page turning with action, mysteries and a dash of romance.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012082879
  • Publisher: Lindsay Buroker
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 19,877
  • File size: 879 KB

Meet the Author

Lindsay is a professional blogger by day and an indie author by night. She loves fast-paced adventure stories with memorable characters and a touch of romance. Whether she’s writing fantasy, steampunk, or science fiction, she tries to incorporate those elements in her own work (sometimes successfully).

When Lindsay isn't writing, she plays tennis, practices yoga, and gardens (claiming no great proficiency at any of these activities). She lives in the Seattle area where she has many more novels in the works.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted February 18, 2011

    Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance--a must read!

    Encrypted is one of those rare cross-genre books that can't fail to please readers of all different tastes. The characters are well-drawn, the danger is very real, and the world is carefully detailed. Buroker's knack for snappy dialogue and sardonic asides ensure laughs. The romance between a self-described klutzy cryptologyst and her mysterious leading man) is very satisfying without ever getting too sweet. All in all, a great read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    I enjoyed this book so much!

    This is definitely not your run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter fantasy--there are a few unique steampunk and sci-fi elements thrown in as well. The characters were fun (my #1 requirement in a book), and the action moved right along--fans of speculative fiction should not be disappointed! I'll be reading Emperor's Edge, the next book set in this world, for sure, and am looking forward to more from Ms. Buroker.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2013

    You'll enjoy this book. It's something a little different.

    Liked it enough to get the next book, Decrypted, which was also good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    A great read

    This is my favorite book by Lindsay Buroker so far. The characters are interesting and complex, and the world is given even more depth by this addition to the Emperor's Edge world. Highly recommended.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2013

    Anyone reading the "Emperor's Edge" series won't want

    Anyone reading the "Emperor's Edge" series won't want to miss this, but can be enjoyed on its own for what makes all of Lindsay Buroker's books great: humor and fun, good character development, action and adventure. Tikaya is an endearing heroine: smart, funny, accident-prone. Loved the glimpse of young Sicarius. I've read all of Buroker's books now and highly recommend all of them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    I really liked this book, strong (if not a bit clumsy!), resourc

    I really liked this book, strong (if not a bit clumsy!), resourceful and intelligent female character, action packed story line, that will keep you turning ages til the end which comes along too quickly! Looking forward to the next installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Great Story

    Mystery action fantasy all in one i loved this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    Great Read

    I'm not one for long reviews so I'll keep this short. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters & the plot kept me interested to the end. I am looking forward to reading the next book, Emperor's Edge.

    Lindsay Buroker is going on my must read author's list, she tells an intriguing, hard to put down story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    There's enough straight science to balance the fantasy (artifice

    There's enough straight science to balance the fantasy (artificers of magic, telepathy, telekinetics, etc.), a good plot, and excellent characters. Particularly the characters - they're interesting, believable, entertaining, and you want to follow their stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Great read!

    Adventure, romance, science, magic; this tale has it all!

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  • Posted June 7, 2013

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book !!!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Fantastic!!!!!

    I loved Rias (Admiral Starcrest) and Tikaya's story. The adventure, action, and sweet romance are very well done. Plus, we get a glimpse of a 17 year old tall, blonde, stealth like character that plays an intigral part in Linsay Buroker's Emperor's Edge series. While this series is separate, there are familiar characters, and to tell you the truth, the Emperor's Edge series is so good and so addicting, you will be seeking out every little tidbit you can to fill the void until the next book is released :-)
    699 pages

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    A Good Read

    Not a speedy read but the story holds your interest and makes it worth the effort.

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  • Posted May 6, 2013

    Highly recommend!

    I LOVE this book & the others she rights I highly recommend this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Outstanding!

    Loved tthe brief glimpse into Sicarias' early years.

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  • Posted September 11, 2012

    Non-stop from beginning to end. Buroker doesn't give you a chan

    Non-stop from beginning to end. Buroker doesn't give you a chance to get bored with this story. I love the characters and I love that none are perfect. The story ties in with some characters from Emperor's Edge.
    I hope the next one comes out soon!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Words cannot describe

    I think I officially own all her books, and I have yet to be disappointed! (And sicarius showing up at the end was just the icing on the cake). Totally loved this one:-)

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Great read

    I love all of her work

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Enjoyable read.

    I found this an enjoyable read. The flow was smoth and kept me interested and ingrossed. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Great story, great characters

    This is a great story with well developed characters - better than many more expensive books. Look forward to reading the rest of her books now that I have found this author.

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