Thursday, 19 April 2012

STEAMPUNK WEEK: The Iron Duke - Meljean Brook

Release Date: 12/04/12


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.

Mina can't afford his interest, however. Horde blood runs through her veins, and becoming Rhys's lover would destroy both her career and her family, yet the investigation prevents her from avoiding him.

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.


In a world where people want something that could have been, Steampunk is a genre that is fast growing. What this title by Meljean brings to the fore is a story of mystery, a tale of heroism and of course a fiction that is full of action as well as love. Its quirky, its fast paced and when you add to the mix characters that the reader wants to spend time around, it makes it something that is hard to put down.

Finally add to the mix characters that bring the world to life as well as some wonderfully clever twists and overall it left me demanding more from the author. Thank the gods that it’s only a short time until I can get my hands on the second book.

1 comment:

FantasyBytes said...

Wow, I'm intrigued, in all honesty I took one look at the cover of this one and wonder why on earth Joe sent it. Was it genuinely not just Mills & Boon disguised as Steampunk? 'cos I only gave it about 50 pages before ditching it. Was it too soon? I'm amazed I lasted even that long...