Reading Level: Adult
Size: 80 pages
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4,4 book on the Iron Seas series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the fourth installment out of a total of eight installments that are releasing weekly for the Kraken King book (this is book 4 overall in the Iron Seas series). This was a very well additon to the Kraken King story, although there was less action than in previous installments and more romance.
Zenobia and Ariq finally make it to the Red City. Ariq has declared Zenobia to be under his protection, but in return he wants to learn her secrets. While Zenobia struggles with the decision of whether or not to trust Ariq, they both find out that there are bigger dangers and plots afoot.
This was very well done. Again there wasn’t as much action as in the first two parts of this book. There is a bit more romance in this installment, all the romance is incredibly well done.
I continue to enjoy both Zenobia and Ariq as characters; they are interesting, likable, and engaging. This is the episode where Zenobia reveals many of her secrets, we also learn more of Ariq’s back story.
I really enjoyed the description of the The Red City, it is a living city made of coral that grows and changes. It’s such an imaginative idea and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see more of The Red City in the next installment.
This is a very short read. I continue to be frustrated by the fact this is being released in installments. For this book I will continue to read the installments, but for future books in the series I will wait until the final book is released to read it.
Overall this was a great addition to the series. I continue to enjoy the characters and loved the introduction to The Red City. There was more romance and politics than action in this episode. Hopefully the next episode will pick up pace and be a bit longer. This one was a very short read. I can’t wait to see what happens next.