Reading Level: Adult
Length: 187 pages
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 2.5th book in the Iron Seas series
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Surviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires a heart of steel…but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already been stolen by Archimedes Fox…?
Tethered along the south dock of Port Fallow, Captain Yasmeen Corsair’s magnificent new airship, Lady Nergüi, awaits its departure with adventurer and treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox. But this time, Yasmeen, a fearless mercenary who has always prided herself on a heart of steel, has reasons to worry when Miles Bilson, an acquaintance from Archimedes’ earlier smuggling days, sends an urgent message requesting help.
With a past marked by betrayal, Archimedes wonders what his former partner could want—other than revenge. Yasmeen fears that Bilson could threaten everything Archimedes holds dear. Though both Archimedes and Yasmeen love the exhilaration of veering wildly off course, neither is prepared for where their newest risk will take them…or what it might cost them.”
This is a novella (or I suppose a short novel since it’s nearly 200 pages) that takes place after the second book in the Iron Seas series. It was a fun book about an adventure that Archimedes Fox and Yasmeen Corsair go on. I enjoyed it and had fun visiting the Iron Seas world again.
It was interesting to follow the progression of Archimedes’s and Yasmeen’s relationship. I also liked that Archimede’s sister was in the story via correspondence by letter.
I really love the Iron Seas world with all its crazy steampunk gadgets, nanobot infested zombies, and alternate history. This is one of my absolute fantasy worlds in all the series I have read; I love it so much.
The book is fast-paced and action-packed; it’s a wonderful glimpse into the Iron Seas world and I would highly recommend.
Overall a fun addition to the Iron Seas series. I would recommend to steampunk fans or fantasy fans who don’t mind some romance. The Iron Seas world is truly amazing and I would love to see more books in this series in the future!