- File Size: 1218 KB
- Print Length: 181 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (April 2, 2013)
- Publication Date: April 2, 2013
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00938UID4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #553,771 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tethered (Novella): The Further Adventures of Archimedes Fox and Captain Corsair (Iron Seas) Kindle Edition
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It was interesting to follow the progression of Archimedes’s and Yasmeen’s relationship. I also liked that Archimede’s sister was in the story via correspondence by letter.
I really love the Iron Seas world with all its crazy steampunk gadgets, nanobot infested zombies, and alternate history. This is one of my absolute fantasy worlds in all the series I have read; I love it so much.
The book is fast-paced and action-packed; it’s a wonderful glimpse into the Iron Seas world and I would highly recommend.
Overall a fun addition to the Iron Seas series. I would recommend to steampunk fans or fantasy fans who don’t mind some romance. The Iron Seas world is truly amazing and I would love to see more books in this series in the future!
THE STORY: Yasmeen and Archimedes Fox (from HEART OF STEEL) have settled into married life when an old acquaintance of Archimedes' comes requesting help. When they are thrust into another adventure, this time they also have to deal with the weakness and the strength that love gives them.
OPINION: I loved this novella almost more than HEART OF STEEL itself. This novella is really all about dealing with love and the potential weakness that it brings. What this story demonstrates it that love is also a powerful strength. I think that Meljean could write a whole series of these adventures because the actual adventure part of the story is almost as compelling as the romance part. I really do love this extended epilogue where the characters get more time to adjust to their love and deal through some of the problems that come with actually living with love rather than just falling in love.
WORTH MENTIONING: Still want to read more about Scardale.
FINAL DECISION: For fans of HEART OF STEEL this is mandatory reading. A beautiful examination of being in love and dealing with the reality of it.
CONNECTED BOOKS: TETHERED is the companion novella to HEART OF STEEL. Readers should start with that book.
STAR RATING: I give this novella 4.5 stars.
In case you missed my blatant fangirling, I kinda dig this series. This novella gives us another peek into the lives (and deep love) of Archimedes and Yasmeen. Man, those two do it for me. They're so unabashedly taken with one another. Yasmeen might have to put on a tough face in front of her crew and those she deals with, but her devotion to Archimedes (and he to her) is plain. Heck, she gives him liberties with her SHIP. For an airship captain, there's no greater sign of love than that right there.
Archimedes amuses me. His over the top personality allows him to be demonstrative in ways that Yasmeen isn't. His deep respect for his lady is a beautiful thing. The way he gets turned on by Yasmeen's harder side is fantastic. Frankly, those two are just meant for each other. They're adorably cutthroat when they need to be and so SO supportive of one another.
Yeah, I have my fangirl flag hoisted. It was inevitable, really. I mean, how can I resist a rough and tumble lady mercenary and the man who captured her heart? I can't. I can't.
-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal
Archimedes Fox and Yasmeen Corsair are my favorite characters in the Iron Seas universe, and probably my very favorite thing about any of these books are Archimedes' letters to his sister, Zenobia, of which there are plenty here. These letters are always vastly entertaining, but this time they serve a new purpose: an entreaty for help. After selling the Leonardo da Vinci sketch for an astronomical amount Archimedes and Yasmeen are independently wealthy which makes them very able to pay a ransom (kidnapping and ransom is so common in the Iron Seas world that there's an unspoken and unbroken conduct for how they should be handled).
When Zenobia is taken hostage it should be a simple matter of paying the fee and everyone going on their merry way. Unfortunately Zenobia has been taken by an old business associate of Archimedes, and he wants Yasmeen to fly her ship to the floating city of New Eden to free his brother. Unfortunately New Eden is run by a zealot and all ships and people brought into the city never get to leave. This leaves Archimedes and Yasmeen in a tight spot.
This is a great look into Archimedes and Yasmeen's lives together, and I enjoyed seeing their relationship get tested. When Meljean first mentioned the city of New Eden back in The Iron Duke I was more than intrigued and delighted that we got to visit it here (even if that visit was fraught with peril). Tethered is not-to-be missed by fans of Heart of Steel. I only gave it three stars because I did think it had some relationship reflections on Yasmeen's behalf that would have belonged better in Heart of Steel. I also thought the height of the action was resolved a tiny bit too easily and quickly for me. Despite all that I did enjoy this book, and am happy to have it in my collection!