Torrent

Torrent

by Lindsay Buroker
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Torrent 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lindsay Buroker strikes again with another great story. Del, Simon, and Temi are realistic characters with interesting, believable relationships dropped into a fantastic situation. This is an exciting, fast-pacee story that was hard to out down. Highly recommended for lovers of urban fantasy, or anyone that likes a good story.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Torrent is a brand new direction for Lindsay Buroker. Taking us out of the past to the present, we now are following two young people, an archaeologist and computer geek, making their way as an antiquity dealer with their start up company Rust and Relics. Delia is a strong Greek young woman, who had delusions of Indiana Jones type adventures...only to find archaeology is a lot less glamorous than she believed. She is a vibrant, whip wielding character that reins in some of the impulsive tendencies of her partner Simon. Simon is a highly intelligent programming geek, app maker/gamer who has a tendencies to leap before he looks. He is working on a program to map out potential archaeological sights. Sweet and impulsive, Simon and Delia play off each others personalities really well. Then Temi busts into the mix. Temi was a world famous tennis star until a tragic accident destroyed her leg. Searching for something to do with her life, she decides that she wants the excitement of Delia's work and comes to the mountains of Arizona to ask Delia for a job. There is a childhood history between Delia and Temi. Simon is enamored by Temi and instantly wants her to offer her a partnership in Rust and Relics. As with all new plots, the back ground story did slightly slow down the pace but the witty repertoire keeps you invested till the end.  I am highly anticipating another adventure with Delia, Simon and Temi. I would also love more interaction between our core Rust and Relics group and Jakatra, Eleriss and Alektryon (especially Alektryon, I want to know more about Alektryon). I did see hints of those mastermind convoluted plans that we've come to love from Buroker and hope to see more of them as well. This is a break from the familiar steampunk adventures of the Emperor's Edge, bringing us into a marvelous modern day adventure. Gruesome murders, a strange creature, beautiful but lethal looking motorcycle riding hunks (Vulcans??? Elves???), and Star Trek obsessed geekiness accents a brilliantly original new storyline. Don't miss Lindsay Buroker's debut book in the Rust and Relics series. Written by: Lindsay Buroker Series: Rust and Relics Sequence in Series: 1 Print Length: 251 pages Rating: 4 Stars Genre: Science Fiction Age Recommendation: Teen +
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I hope you write a couple more. This would make a great series or at least a trilogy. I believe that I have read everything that you have writen Ms Buroker. Not sure I spelled your name right. I will be sure to find out. Usually when I type Lindsay Bu your name comes up on my shop screen. I have never been sorry that I spent my money on your books. The characters are always engaging the stories interesting and entertaining. If you write it I will come! I will buy! I will read, and review, and I won't be alone! Thank you for so many hours of enjoyment. Sanna7125
MikeOldSciFiFan More than 1 year ago
I was hooked on Lindsey's emperor edge and flash gold series. Torrent was a slow start but enjoyable read. Not as fast action as the others but as the plot thickens and things started to move. Was surprised a thrilled that the heroine was not the main character. I am hoping on and waiting for the next book in hopefully a new series by Londsey. Buroker.
happyendingamust More than 1 year ago
Excellant Urban Fantasy. Can't wait for the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of the author and have read all of her books. I'm just not sure about this new series. The intro book just didn,t grab me like the EE books did and I didn't feel as invested in the characters. And the humour, while similar to EE, just didn't seem to flow as smoothly, and came across as a little silly and forced. Maybe because there was no dour Sicarius foil for it to play against. Don't get me wrong, it was a good read, and I'm still a fan, but it just fell a little flat for me this go around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Lindsay buroker might be my new favorite author! Characters are fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I greatly enjoyed it. I'm excited to see where Del, Temi,and Simon go from here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read alot of lindsays books. And they are all awesome reads, i love how this one was quite diffrent then her usual books! I can't wait to read more of this! Your german fan
A_Reader_For_Pleasure More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I rated this book on both the content/enjoyment as well as the potential that has been set up for the follow-on books. First books in series (as mentioned in Sailon’s Review), set up the general plot and the characters are introduced. In the follow-on books, I look forward to the interaction between the characters that will take place as the characters are fleshed out in greater detail. I enjoyed the background that the characters were placed into and the possibilities that the plot will be able to take as the author takes the characters down their plot paths. I really believe that the substance in this series will be of the caliber that Lindsay Buroker gives the reader in the Emperor’s Edge series. If you want a feel for the characters or book background before Purchasing the book, read Sailon’s review. I bought this book without trying to find reviews as I enjoy Lindsay Buroker’s style of presenting characters and then growing them as the book/plot progresses.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I absolutely love everything about this! Everything this author writes is just marvelous and all so different! Can't wait to read what is next!
Anonymous 7 months ago
I started the book and it was a little slow. I stayed with it and all of a sudden I couldn’t put it down! It’s fast paced, funny, and left me wondering where it was going and how it could end. A great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading continuing series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, engaging story...
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Sodapop74 More than 1 year ago
This is really well written. I very much enjoyed the story, but it really was not like what I thought it would be. I thought for sure it would be more about Delia digging for treasures and then have the elves show up. Nope, it was more of a sci-fi book. I will be reading the rest of the series though. I like Delia and Simon, I am so-so on Temi, maybe she will grow on me in the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dumb story dont wat
Arrat More than 1 year ago
Good book! Got this book in the Nine by Nine set for .99. It turned out to be pretty darn good. It was a little slow in places and I would have liked "Temi" to have more of a personality but pretty darn believable. You can picture Del and Simon wandering around the countryside with a metal detector looking for relics. What I found unrealistic was when she sends the blood samples off and got answers that fast. Not to mention it would have made headline news in the scientific community. Overall I liked the book and got the novella and next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading, I couldn't put this one done - this is the best in the Nine by Night ebook bundle.  I am definitely going to get the next one in the series. I will also be checking out other books by Lindsay.  
jesgardner More than 1 year ago
I loved the first installment! I can't wait to get my hands on the novella and the next book! Just another example of how great Ms. Buroker is!!
Lurn More than 1 year ago
Got this book in a bundle and am truly excited to read the next one! As a native of Arizona and Northern Arizona my college tromping ground, I found this to be a fun read for that reason alone. Liked the sarcastic humor and look forward to plots thickening....
Sugarmm More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, scary and full of mystery at the same time. I like Lindsay Buroker's writing alot. Have enjoyed the the steampunk stories also. Can't wait to get started on the second book Thorn Fall that continues the story. Great Read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased Buroker's "Torrent" as part of the Nine By Night ebook bundle. I thoroughly enjoyed it. :) Delia, Temi, and Simon are great characters. There are some great action sequences, and lots of humor. I will definitely be purchasing the next book in the series -- if only to learn more about the mysterious Eleriss and Jakatra. Highly recommended to fans of Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, as well as Lisa Shearin and Seanan McGuire. -- lyradora
CO2AZsnowfox More than 1 year ago
After living in AZ for the past 8 years, it was interesting to see a novel set in that state. To me it started slowly then built as the story went along, but the action was definitely slower paced than the Emperor's Edge series. Adding the third character of Temi helped give the story more dimension. Because it is set in a modern time period, the suspension of disbelief for quirks or things that don't quite add up is necessary. Overall enjoyed the book & just purchased the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wondered how I would like a departure into a more modern setting. Kudos for keeping me guessing. With relatable characters and a new take on implementing fantasy into today I now have another of this lady's series ill be waiting on the next title of. Im sure my wife and sons will enjoy this as we have Emporers Edge.