• Under the Ice Blades

  • Dragon Blood, Book 5.5
  • By: Lindsay Buroker
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,210 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Captain Astuawilda Kaika is an elite forces soldier, a demolitions expert, and a woman who loves secret missions. She most certainly isn't someone with the patience to teach General Zirkander's raw cadets how to survive encounters with the enemy. Certain she's been given this duty as a punishment, she confronts her superiors, only to find out that King Angulus himself gave her the assignment.

When she attempts to reasonably and respectfully - and certainly not presumptuously - explain to him that she's not suited for teaching, she gets swept up in a mission to a secret research facility that has been invaded by enemy agents. Soon, she, King Angulus, and General Zirkander are engrossed in an investigation that could change the world - and destroy all that they know.

©2015 Lindsay Buroker (P)2016 Podium Publishing

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Fun Romantic Tension

This was a fun short story about one of the coolest assassin chicks in Dragon Blood. She has always been the tease, and has a special relationship with the king, a relationship, where she believes to owe him so much because of how he treated her early in her career, giving her an opportunity to use her talents for the good of the Empire. But, secretly, all this time, he's had a little bit more feelings toward her. It was a very good, short, book, and a fun listen.

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Terrible

I stopped listening to this series because of this book. The king is portrayed as a teen age girl, not a middle aged man.

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Love all the others...

This was the worst of the entire series. The development of the story just isn't there. This one isn't vital to the rest of the books, save your time and skip it

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Love these books.

Another awesome addition to the saga. Getting in-depth with the various characters is fun and keeps me reading.

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A little short

This book is very short for the money. I’ll probably stop at this one in the series.

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wasted a credit

I listened to Raptor. Decided to risk a credit on this (almost) SIX hour shortie to fill in some gaps. what I didn't know was the last hour was from Raptor! Disappointing. May return.

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Intriguing Series

This entire series has been very captivating. The action, the interplay between the characters, the introduction of new characters keep you listening (audiobook) without wanting to take a break. I find myself going from one book to the next in the series anticipating yet another great story. The only heartbreak is when the series ends. I highly recommend the series!

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Duplicate of The Blades Memory, waste of credit

Waste of time to purchase by credit or charge. I thought this would give a little more insight into the sistet and the dragon.

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Dragon Lore

I was concerned that the series may be losing some momentum. It most certainly picked up with a dash of dragon and other out of this world findings. I’ve finished this book quickly and now have to wait for my next credit for the next book. I was surprised after getting the first part of the series in a trilogy and finding out this series is enormous and she has written multiple books and series. I’m curious to try others as well and what content it has and how I like the different narrator.

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I love the dragon blood series.

love the book. Cannot wait to start on book 6. This series is so riveting from book to book.

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  • Ben
  • 07-05-18

Short

Short, very over priced and not as good as the previous books, although still enjoyable.

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  • kealey
  • 07-04-22

I love it, all the books are fantastic

l love these and have had them on every night for the past 3 years

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  • Amelia
  • 05-09-22

Short

Okay so this is installment 5.5 in the Dragonblood series. It tells you when you buy that it's 5 hours ish long which honestly feels to small for a credit but I am so far into this series now that I need all of then, lol. The story itself is a good little sideline and we get to know Kayka and Angulus much better which is nice as previously they were definately not main characters. Sadly the story is very short indeed as more than an hour of the overall time is a "free" preview of the next book in the series which I will be honest - I was not happy about at all. These little novellas costing as much as a full book that lasts 15 to 20 hours is really frustrating to me but I would still have bought it because I am doing the series and would not miss one. So basically this story is good and part of an overall series but very very short.

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  • Mr Barry
  • 04-22-22

A very good read

I loved the character play between each of the protagonists. Very enjoyable book to hear.

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  • Nitin
  • 04-17-22

Good but I personally enjoyed a bit less than first five books

It was a good side story to the main theme but somewhat less for me. Maybe Sardel mainly being absent?

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  • Adam Davis
  • 02-10-22

love the story and the reader

shame one fifth of this audio book is portion of the next book what a waste of time

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-07-22

Loving it

Great continuation of this series ... can’t put “the book down” and looking forward to the continuation

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  • Glynn Carmichael-Zemlak
  • 01-13-22

it's not a .5 story...

The book isn't 5.5 considering actions from this book directly affect the next one. it's just book 6. it wouldn't matter if the actions n this book were inconsequential but the very first chapter of book '6' contains a pretty big revaluation from this book.

you shouldn't pretend a book is a side story if it's just the next part of the story, and you shouldn't pretend it's a .5 book just because it's short.

all that aside. the story is great. if you enjoyed them so far, this book will also pleas you, I'm sure.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-21

even shorter than it appears

very enjoyable listen, disappointed the last 1hr is prologue & chapter 1 of book 6!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-12-21

enjoyable

loved it, great a bit short to the other books ready for the next one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-22

the whole series

I've enjoyed this book and all the others in the series and the performance is excellent to.

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  • Ranelle Carter
  • 05-18-22

Ok but not as good as the rest of the series

I enjoy this series and I still liked this book but don't feel it's characters and story were as believable.
Whilst it's an important link between the previous and next book I was a little annoyed after finishing to find that it was shorter again than what it seemed when buying it. Over an hour of it is a preview of the next book so its actually quite short for what you pay for.
The narrator does a good job and I do love the humour written in.

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  • Nbrx
  • 02-09-22

Dreadful

The story is absolutely terrible, as is the writing. The whole thing is not helped by really poor narration. The inflections and emphasis are frequently wrong.