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Stars: 3 / 5
My Recommendation: A novella that gives us the elements and background of the Iron Seas series, all the while taking us through the protagonists love story, luring the readers farther into the depths of the plot.
Here There Be Monsters is the fourth and final novella in the Burning Up anthology by Meljean Brook first published in August of 2010 and later republished in February of 2014. Meljean has her book along-side three other authors - Nalini Singh, Angela Knight and Virginia Kantra - in this anthology. This also forms the novella in the Iron Seas series by Meljean.
Iron Seas series is set in an alternative world where the Eurasia and Africa are conquered by the Mongols using war machines and nanotechnology. Iron Duke and his followers work towards freeing England and eventually the world from the clutches of the Mongols. As part of the series we get to see pirates and steam technology on the same page as the Golden age of Piracy.
Ivy Blacksmith, desperate to free from London, purchases her passage to sea from pirate captain Eben "Mad Machen". But the price that Mad Machen's agrees for is her body as opposed to coin. Now Ivy is stuck in a bargain with the cruel pirate. Will she have her freedom at the cost of her virtue?( Collapse )