The Kraken King: Part 3
Meljean Brook

Genre: Paranormal
Heat Level: Sensual

Experience the incredible adventure and heart-stopping romance of the Iron Seas in this thrilling steampunk tale from New York Times bestselling author Meljean Brook.

The Kraken King, Part III
The Kraken King and the Fox’s Den

After a harrowing escape, Zenobia, Ariq, and their company take refuge in a gold rush town—but their temporary port is just a respite before traveling to the dangerous smugglers’ dens. Ariq is determined to uncover the men responsible for the threat to Krakentown, even if it means confronting the notorious den lords.

But when he discovers evidence in Zenobia’s letters connecting her to the Horde rebellion, he realizes that the threat is far greater than he had suspected. His loyalties torn, Ariq must distance himself from the fascinating woman he desperately wants to hold closer.

Stunned and hurt by Ariq’s inexplicable coldness, Zenobia prepares to leave the dens and continue her journey to the Red City. But in the smugglers’ dens, danger lurks around every corner, and all of her protection is gone…

Includes a bonus excerpt of Meljean Brook’s Heart of Steel.

More to come…Don’t miss The Kraken King, Part IV


This is so far my favorite part, and the most exciting. Arrival in the Smuggler’s dens. Yes, I said ‘dens’. There is more than one and they are all equally interesting. This part also displays how Ariq and Zenobia are failing miserably at preventing their interest for one another. Both characters face some interesting challenges internally and externally in this part as well. I don’t want to divulge too much for fear of giving everything away. I will say that part 3 has zombies, dastardly villains, and some heavy petting.

My favorite line: “Listen, then. There’s only one reason you live now. You are going to tell everyone that Zenobia Fox is under my protection. Anyone you meet, those will be the first words out of your mouth for the rest of your life.”

The most important thing I can convey is that you must buy these as soon as they are available. If there’s a steampunk you read in 2014, The Kraken King is worth every penny.

Reviewed by Landra