The Kraken King Part I: The Kraken King and the Scribbling Spinster (Iron Seas #4.1)
A former smuggler and thief, Ariq—better known as the Kraken King—doesn’t know what to make of the clever, mysterious woman he rescues from an airship besieged by marauders. Unsure if she’s a spy or a pawn in someone else’s game, Ariq isn’t about to let her out of his sight until he finds out…
After escaping her fourth kidnapping attempt in a year, Zenobia Fox has learned to vigilantly guard her identity. While her brother Archimedes is notorious for his exploits, Zenobia has had no adventures to call her own—besides the stories she writes. But when she jumps at the chance to escape to the wilds of Australia and acquire research for her next story, Zenobia quickly discovers that the voyage will be far more adventurous than any fiction she could put to paper.
I loved the Kraken King, Zenobia is a wonderful character, witty and intelligent. This was a most enjoyable read, the dialogue is well elaborated, the characters are wonderfully developed and this book is packed with adventure. I cannot wait to get my hands on part II of this story. I am excited with what is to come in the next few books and to see what adventures await Zenobia and Ariq and what lays ahead for her and her fellow travelers and whether they will make it to the Red City. I’m extremely grateful for finding this author in my search for steampunk, people with automated limbs, zombies, kraken and the airships are just too good, what a fantastic alternate world to read about and so beautifully described that your imagination has no problems in placing you where you need to be.