The Kraken King (The Iron Seas #4)
After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned t ...more
I read all 8 parts as one continuous story because I have read s ...more
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
Review copy provided by publisher
Note: At this time, the only way to read this book is to purchase the 8-part serialize novel.
Zenobia Fox, sister of the infamous adventurer Archimedes Fox, spends more time living vicariously through the intrepid tales she pens rather than out in the real world. She embarks on journey with Helene, her childhood friend, to the Red City, where Helene’s husband works as the French ambas ...more
Originally created as an eight-part serial, the story is completely action-packed, each scene fills the pages with no wasted space, no dull moments and the plot moves fast with no shortage of Steampunk elements. The story opens up with...more
Meljean Brook h ...more
Blog rating: A
Let me start by saying that I originally started reviewing this story when it was being released as a serial. And also a disclaimer, I would receive 3-4 parts in each review bundle, so I didn’t have as long of a wait between parts as some readers did. That said, I realized something valuable with that experience, my first in reading a serial – I am NOT a serial reader. At all. I found that having a forced break between parts was more frustra ...more
Quick note: Hey guys! This might look familiar! That's because it is, sort of. That amazing Steampunk serial The Kraken King is out in novel form now! Trust me when I say that it's worth it.
My reviews which were pretty much my first impressions of the serial as I read, can be found here:
But for those of you who'd rather have it in one omnibus edition, now is your chance!
Zenobia Fox (Archimedes' s ...more
This was probably my favorite book of 2014. It has everything - action, adventure, emotions, a badass hero and a leading lady with spirit and a brain. I found myself smiling, laughing and enjoying this adventure just as much the 2nd time around even though it had only been 6 months between reads. This has an established spot in my all time favorite books.
The Kraken King opens up more of the world with a visit to Australia and the Nipponese empire, it's an imaginative world with constant surprises. The plot is fairly quick paced so the waiting a week was frustrating, maybe Meljean Brook enjoys torturing her fans.
Just won ...more
What I liked:
I have been a ...more
Themes and tropes: monster, erotica, strong heroine, aristocratic woman, working man, steampunk, historical, fantasy, kraken, airship, war, romance intrigue
When it comes to fantastical fiction, there has to be a careful balance of fierce imagination and the author’s own skill. Take Margaret Atwood, or Arthur C. Clarke- they could weave places and stories that were utterly removed from literally anything that you’d ever seen or heard of before, but th ...more
Zenobia Fox has been a character for several books. We met her through her letters to her bother Archimedes and her books about her brothers adventures. Each time she has been safely at home but this time she gets her own adventure and finds that she is much stronger than she thinks.
Her adventure starts when Ariq, the Kraken King, ...more
Which brings her to Australia, with her friend Helene, heading towards the Nipponese Empire – when a series of unfortunate events lead to her being somewhat stranded with Ariq. Horde Rebel, smuggler, general and the Kraken King ...more
The male lead was your usual big, strong, alpha-male, but I thought the female lead was interesting in th ...more
This is a BIG book and I believe it's because of the way it was released...as a serial. I understand why Meljean did this but I think it has more pages than it would have if it had been edited as a whole instead of pieces. I c ...more
Zenobia qui à force d'écrire les aventures de son frère, veux en vivre une elle aussi, parce que bon voilà hein, sa petite vie à éviter de se faire kidnapper c'est pas terrible... elle va être servie !
Ariq... hmmmmm... cheveux long, tatouage de kraken dans le dos, petit côté barbare (il tue des gens en les cassant en deux, quel homm ...more
I wasn't disappointed. But the best part was, that even though Arig and her are deeply in love with each other and notice their feelings quite early in the novel, it wasn't as over the top as the very sweet Heart of Steel. Quit ...more
I’ve been meaning to read Meljean Brook, and especially her Iron Seas series, for far too long, so when I spotted that a new serial novel was coming out set in that universe, back at the beginning of the summer, I snapped up all the episodes, intending to read them one at a time as the author envisioned. But then life happened, and so I found myself reading all eight of the installments back-to-back. Which meant that I was finished just in ...more
Okay Iron Seas fans... Notice the cover in the corner states *The Complete Novel* because as many of us have been dying for it to happen, it is finally here. The Kraken King in its entirety.
If you thought the serial ebooks alone were the best ever then just wait for them when you have them all in one place.
The biggest thing that frustrated me when the serial first rel ...more
I also write a paranormal romance series, the Guardians. That series guide is also on my website, including a "The Story So Far" feature, which allows you to catch up on all of the books that previously released in the series if you start after the first installm ...more