Thursday, May 8, 2014

Serial: The Kraken King Part III


The Kraken King Part III

Author: Meljean Brook
Publisher: InterMix
Series: Iron Seas #4.3
Genre: Steampunk
Release Date: April 29, 2014



Summary:

Experience the incredible adventure and heart-stopping romance of the Iron Seas in this thrilling steampunk tale from New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook.

The Kraken King, Part III
The Kraken King and the Fox’s Den


After a harrowing escape, Zenobia, Ariq, and their company take refuge in a gold rush town—but their temporary port is just a respite before traveling to the dangerous smugglers’ dens. Ariq is determined to uncover the men responsible for the threat to Krakentown, even if it means confronting the notorious den lords.

But when he discovers evidence in Zenobia’s letters connecting her to the Horde rebellion, he realizes that the threat is far greater than he had suspected. His loyalties torn, Ariq must distance himself from the fascinating woman he desperately wants to hold closer.

Stunned and hurt by Ariq’s inexplicable coldness, Zenobia prepares to leave the dens and continue her journey to the Red City. But in the smugglers’ dens, danger lurks around every corner, and all of her protection is gone…



Review:

About halfway through this one, I felt rather annoyed by Ariq and Zenobia. In fact, I decided I couldn't handle them and put it aside for a couple of days.. The pull and push between them, was just annoying. It felt like it was going on for forever, and I would have shouted at them to get over themselves if I wouldn't have been in a restaurant. So thankfully I have some sort of social awareness- which saved my kindle of being thrown against a wall and me throwing a hissy fit.
Well, maybe I am exaggerating at tad bit. But seriously I was really annoyed and not so sure I would get the next installment. Buuuuut I finished this one and now? Can Tuesday just come around really really quick please?
Yes it does get better, not that much happens between the two dorks. But Brook just gave me that crumb of hope for more in the next installment.
And now that I have finished it, I wondered if it feel worse since I am reading this over weeks, rather than in one sitting, like I usually do. Not sure, but I think it could be connected to it.
Then there is the world building. I think I say it every SINGLE time, but no one does steampunk quite like Brook. I love her dark gadety world. And each and every time I am completely flabbergast by shear astounding. As the story goes on and the MCs travel there are new undiscovered parts of this world, and each and every time Brook does a fabulous job at it. She every single time, goes far beyond my expectations. And let's just be honest, by expectations are huge when it comes to Brook.
So here I am waiting for tuesday. Despite, grumbling about the price of the serials, despite being super annoyed with the MC's I have pre-ordered the next serial already. So let's see what's next tuesday brings, shall we?

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