The Kraken King
I read all 8 parts as one continuous story because I have read s ...more
10 AMAZING STARS!!!!!
“Because you have a light in your face and a fire in your eyes, and the first time I looked into them, I knew it would be you. The woman I would want forever. The woman I need at my side. The woman I would love.”
Zenobia Fox is the author of her brother, Archimedes Fox’s, famous adventures. She dreams of having adventures of her own, but the only ones she does experience, other than her writing, is the kidnapping attempts she has to endure because of the brother’s w...more
An interesting and action-packed story in the Iron Seas universe! :)
I loved the relationship between Ariq e Zenobia! The issue of trust was explain in length! Almost too much, but I loved it!
What I didn't like so much was the communications problem they had. If they took time to explain some of their action they would have solved many things that created some rather big problems.
Otherwise, very nice! ...more
Fed up of being kidnapped and wanting to experience some of the adventures she writes about, Zenobia under the alias of a widow with two mercenaries disguised as her maid and valet, accompanies her childhood ...more
This is a long and complex book- you can buy and read it in 8 separate parts- but it rewards the reader who perseveres. There is so much detail in the story, so much complexity in the the historical, political and military aspects of the book, that you need to take your time to do it justice.
The characterisation is brilliant, and with a longer book I guess an author has the time to layer the characters. ...more
While I enjoyed The Kraken King, I didn't love it quite as much as some of the others. It was VE ...more
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
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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
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The book is filled with adventures as Zenobia and Ariq are r ...more
re-read 11/25/18 - Still, and always will, love Ariq.
re-read 2/24/16 - I needed an Ariq fix!
re-read 12/24/14 (originally read June 2014)
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 h ...more
I didn't hate this book, I kind of liked it. The characters are simplistic but this book isn't trying to be anything else then what it is. I do wish my book group would have given me a heads up about the graphic sex scenes that I just happened to be in public when reading. ...more
Quick & Dirty: A woman craving adventure finds herself getting almost more than she can handle when she’s rescued by a man who quickly becomes fascinated by her.
Opening Sentence: If this letter is in your hands instead of on my desk where I left it, you must have flown to Fladstrand without first collecting your correspondence in Port Fallow–where the note I sent to you would have saved you a trip.
I’m a huge fan of Meljean Brook, especially of her G ...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
Not the smoothest read but full of intelligent intrigue, strong characters and complex world building.
The MCs are people of many faces.
Zenobia Fox aka Geraldine Inkslinger aka Zenobia Gunther-Baptiste... a writer, a loving sister, a wealthy woman, a survivor.
Ariq aka the Governor, aka the Kraken King, etc.
He hides an enormous secret (and many small ones), she hides her identity. She's been kidnapped so many times she is ...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