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March 23 2012 @ 05:41 pm
The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook  
Title: The Iron Duke
Series: Iron Seas, 2
Author: Meljean Brook
Pages (or KB): 384
Links: Paperback, Kindle

Book Description:
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 possession.

But when Mina uncovers the victim's identity, 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 Duke.

What did you think of the book? (Why this book?, New Author? Read more by author? Keeping? Thoughts on Hero? Heroine?)
I didn't know I was into Steampunk at all until reading the Burning Up anthology and getting my first taste of Brook's series. I've been hooked since. I've been wanting to read this series since then and finally got my hands on Iron Duke which I have to say was as fun and as hot as I expected.

There is not to be a timid creature here for the men in this series seem likely to eat them alive rather than love them. And Mina is no different. She's bold and daring and she's and inspector which makes her used to getting what she wants even if that means stepping on Rhys's toes. And yet he barely lets her get away with it.

Swashbuckling tales of ships and airships make this a delightful alternate reality I want to visit again.... and I am (currently reading Heart of Steel)!

This is a world where people are infected with nanoagents which keep them healthy and strong but can all control them or harm them should the wrong people have anything that will destroy those nanoagents. Mina and Rhys race to stop a plot designed to do just that!

Other Book in the Series:
1. The Blushing Bounder (Wild & Steamy Anthology)
2. Here There Be Monsters (Burning Up Anthology)
3. Iron Duke
4. Heart of Steel
5. Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City
6. Riveted