review The Iron Duke ä PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

review The Iron Duke

review The Iron Duke ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ò After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control he instantly became a national hero Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep bringing Detective Inspector Interest however Horde blood runs through her veins and despite the nanotech enhancing her body she barely scratches out a living in London society Becoming Rhys’s lover would destroy both her career and her family yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding himand the Iron Duke’s ruthless pursuit makes him difficult to resistBut when Mina uncovers the victim’s. I enjoyed it a LOT just one thing brought it down from 5 stars which I will specify at the end BTW Has VERY racy scenes as a warning to the non smutty lovers but that wasn't my 1 star point hahaI would give worldbuilding 5 stars The first chapter is a bit confusing but the world that is spun out over the novel is ENDLESSLY interesting one of the few books that has made me read SLOWLY to see what all the steampunk stuff really is about FASCINATING history with the Horde and the nanobugs I just cannot sing praises enough about the rich playground the author has invented here Looking forward to MANY books in this worldHeroine 5 stars LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS CHARACTER I thought the worldbuilding lent itself to the creation of a very rich character one that deals with ostracism and race in a way that is so understanding so interesting SO NOT CLICHED I really thought this character could be one that arcs over book after book without settling down with a guy she was that strong For a very romance book it's a relief and a pleasure I was rooting for her all the way pretty muchHero 3 stars UHHHHHG Ok he was hot sometimes but honest to god the word Shag just rubbed me the wrong way IN ADDITION he was kinda a bully and just tried to force the heroine to do what he wanted in a way that felt almost predatorial Now some of this was because of his backstory but no one else really called him out on his bullying not even the heroine most of the time If you read my reviews I'm not a big fan of YOU MY WOMAN men so this might be my peeve but I had to express some reservation for the recordANYWAY loved the book if you're into the racy steampunkscififantasyhistorical romance genre this will be a hit for you Looking forward to the next

review Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ö Meljean Brook

After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control he instantly became a national hero Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power and fear of his name And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world he intends to make her his next possessionMina can’t afford his. This is the third novel I've read belabelled Steampunk and so far it is the bestUnlike Clare's rendition of Clockwork Angel Brook's The Iron Duke doesn't nervously flirt with Steampunk but wantonly embraces it like a Steampunk addict chasing after its next hitSimilarly to Carriger's Soulless The Iron Duke is heavy on romance though with far satisfying love scenes and lacking in the supernatural paranormal elementNo Brook understands Steampunk and she executed it well creating a world styled off 19th century England but with a rich and textured history Don't be fooled by the confusing awkward and clunky beginning Brook didn't choose the best method to relay the backstory of Horde control and a mechanical population at odds with the wealthy elitists who refuse nanoagents However this confusing introduction is soon swept away by the fantasy of men with piston operated arms mechanical eyes steel plated sabre cats Krakken air ships automatons and all the whimsy that a novel like this deservesThe story may revolve around the romance of the two leads The Iron Duke and Mina an intelligent cold strong Inspector but it also focuses heavily on the mystery and adventure aspect It includes a full cast of interesting and rich characters enough turns and twists to keep you guessing and different textured environments to keep you turning the pageThe romance began for me as the weakest aspect of this story The Iron Duke Trahearn Rhys or whatever you want to call him is An Alpha with a capital A In fact he rarely deviates from the genre mainstay as the rich capable manly intelligent person who is immediately dazzled and enchanted by the cold resisting heroine In fact he was downright giving me Woodiwiss flashbacksimage error

Meljean Brook Ö 5 review

The Iron DukeIdentity she stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens the lives of everyone in England To save them Mina and Rhys must race across zombie infested wastelands and treacherous oceans and Mina discovers the danger is not only to her countrymen as she finds herself tempted to give up everything to the Iron DukeIncludes Bonus New Material Mina Wentworth and the Invisible Cit. This book was both lots of fun and uite disappointing The alternate history of a Mongol dominated England with mind controlling nanoagents steampunk body grafts and forced social reorganization was original and fascinating Brook worked the steampunk elements into the story and the lives of the characters in a intimate and plot effecting way and she also showed how the political and scientific changes common to this genre would not be superficial window dressing on the same old Victorian stereotype world but would cause changes in gender roles family relations local and world economies international diplomacy religious practice this is some fascinating territory for exploration she is setting up hereAnd then Then Instead of developing all this really awesome material she decided to write a romance And not even a good romance A generic romance The same disgusting sexist rapey “romance” people have been writing for decades A woman who seems strong and independent but is afraid of her emotions and desires An ultra alpha male man who overpowers her and forces himself on her because no doesn’t mean no especially if women are saying no for practical reasons like not wanting lose their jobs and reputations But because this is a romance the reader knows the two main characters are Meant To Be so it doesn’t count as rape And we know they are in love even though they pretty much just think about and have lots of un hot sex Because in Romancelandia being really horny for a particular person proves that person is your One True Love Even if you don’t like them I don’t want to go on an anti romance rant here I have no issue with stories including romance as an element I even think the romantic pairing here could have been good especially if Brook had spent pages fleshing out Rhys’ personality instead or his er flesh His character here seemed not precisely two dimensional but one sided We see his aggression his controlling nature his sense of responsibility – the elements anyone meeting him would identify Even when we get the story from his point of view there aren’t a lot of other personality traits And that made it hard to see him and Mina falling in love Rather than instant lust followed by standard romance genre manipulations and throbbings I would have enjoyed a process where in the course of fighting zombies and solving mysteries two people learned to respect one another and fell in love This uninspired unoriginal romance story was especially disappointing because it took away time from a story and a world that I really did want to hear about There were several elements that could have been explored fully and some fairly important inconsistencies that should have been worked out For instance if marriage hasn’t been the norm for generations and most people don’t live in nuclear families why is it that it would ruin Mina’s reputation to have people know that she had a lover Brook actually states at one point early on that most women live in small groups with their kids and support themselves and one another so obviously they must be taking lovers I felt that Brook wanted think about ways in w