Reading Level: Adult
Length: 110 pages
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Stand Alone or Series: 4.7th book in the Iron Seas series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is the seventh part in the eight part serial novelization of The Kraken King. I enjoyed this part, but it wasn’t my favorite of the bunch. I am eager to finally get to part eight and see how things wrap-up.
Ariq and Zenobia are worried about what is happening in Krakentown and send Zenobia’s body guards to check it out. Meanwhile Ariq finally gets his audience with the Empress but not in the way he expects.
There is a lot of romance in this book as well as some torture. This was probably the most romancy portion after Part VI and it is definitely the darkest portion of this book.
There isn’t as much action as in the previous parts, mostly there is a lot of intrigue as Ariq and Zenobia work to outsmart the Empress. We also get some surprise appearances from past Iron Seas characters.
Overall I continue to enjoy the elaborate world of The Iron Seas and I also enjoy the characters of Ariq and Zenobia. This part was the darkest of the parts of The Kraken King I have read so far and there was more romance and intrigue and less action. I still enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see how Part VIII wraps everything up.
While I am still not a fan of the book being released as novellas and in the future will wait for the whole novel to be released….I do think that this book is an excellent addition to the Iron Seas series. I definitely recommend this whole series to fans of steampunk and adventure with some romance.