Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas Series)

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas Series)

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by Meljean Brook
     
 
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After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a

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 AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME


After Mina is called in to investigate the murder of an aristocratic bounder, her husband Rhys—known to the world as the Iron Duke—must overcome his fear for his new bride before his need to protect her tears them apart. But when she invites him to join her at the murder scene, a search for a mysterious killing machine puts her in more danger than ever before…a danger that leads straight back to Rhys.

Previously published in The Iron Duke.

Includes a preview of Meljean Brook’s upcoming novel, Riveted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101564639
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Iron Seas Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
73,514
File size:
693 KB

Meet the Author

 Meljean Brook lives in Oregon with her family. She is the author of the Guardian series and the Iron Seas steampunk romance series.

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Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only criticism is that the story is too short, I wish Meljean could clone herself and write twice as fast.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meljean does a great job, again. It was a treat to see Inspector Mina Wentworth and The Iron Duke evolving together after their "Happily Ever After". The mystery was clever and incorporated other characters I had wanted to see again. The world building was also pretty clear so I think this could be read independently if you haven't read her other works. 105 pages of deliciousness.
Ecletic_Reader More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy Meljean Brook's steampunk. It's racy, but has a great world and stories. With this story, she really shows she can write short pieces as well as novels. I love the Mina character and am glad she is continuing to get stories.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Rhys is finishing up preparations for a ball next week. Detective Inspector Mina looks forward to an evening with her husband of eight glorious months, although not telling him about the shiny bruise she got at work as he worries. When suddenly she gets called away due to a murder of an associate who wants to reward factories for not completely converting to machines. Things run deeper than expected with this investigation and mystery. Mina learns new things of her new husband, and one thing she may not care much for... A whole mystery is of its own and Mina and her husband learn a little more about themselves and family, growing a little more in the idea of together. There is difficulty with the journalists based on her personal relationships and her investigations, which makes the case a little tricky too. I enjoy meeting the characters. Anne - the young girl Mina seems to have "adopted", Scarsdale - Rhy's friend and business partner. Then there's Mina and Rhys. Wow, what a couple! We get a quick glimpse as to how Mina and Rhys met. We get a strong sense of how much Rhys loves and worries for Mina. And how much Mina loves her husband. I get the feel there is a long history here. One with the Horde and nanoagents, the use of mechanical augmentation in bodies as well. We see different body parts of iron and mechanical, partly the steampunk, that are useful to the people to make a living. There are hints to Rhys past and sounds of great excitement. We learn of his involvement against the Horde. I will say all the details of happenings make me curious to read it all collectively and slowly in its time as it unravels. We get views of the story from Mina and Rhys. Both are so in love yet unsure if it'll last, sounds like quickly fell in love and married and maddeningly in love with each other still. As this novella does come after the first novel, Iron Duke, in the Iron Seas series, it can be read on it's own. The ground work for the world is here and you will get through. The first chapter is heavy with world and character layout. The story is a complete story in itself to enjoy. The second chapter dives right into the murder mystery. I read it before the first novel, understood and enjoyed it being new to the world and characters. You can too!
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
I am so excited about my very recent discovery of the Iron Seas series written by Meljean Brook. There are sooooo many stories in this collection and I can't wait to gobble them all up! Steampunk just does it for me in terms of female empowerment. While the time period generally reflects oppression of women, these steampunk gals play the part and allow themselves to remain visually underestimated with their corsets and such, but then they pull an arsenal out from their skirts (or just an opium gun...because that's all these badasses need) or they use their intellect to subtly take charge. "With a short bow, the man immediately complied. God, that had been beautifully done. Rhys would have ordered the butler to find his balls. But with a few simple questions, Mina let the man find them on his own and steered him into recognizing her authority." I just love it!  Now the men aren't too bad themselves. Generally all manners and gorgeous, with a fine intellect of their own. I love the male characters in these books! All I can say is thank God Ms. Brook wrote this series for adults, wink wink. Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City is a novella (#1.5) that chronologically follows the characters from the first book The Iron Duke. To say I was ecstatic to see these characters again is an understatement. This novella focuses on an interesting and suspenseful mystery that Mina is investigating, with the support of her new husband Rhys (aka The Iron Duke). There is a secondary mystery of sorts going on that includes Anne the tinker, and I was just as happy to see her character again! It's not all mystery though. Readers get some insight into the couple's marriage dynamic, and how Anne fits into their life. Probably my favorite character in this short-story was Constable Newberry, who assists Mina in her investigative work. He just cracked me up with all his awkward embarrassment. This was such an enjoyable story. If you are a fan of the series, this novella is not to be missed. Enjoy! My favorite quote: "Charities are worthwhile." "I have no argument with that, sir. I do have an argument with anyone who has never labored a day in his life telling someone who has worked her fingers to the bone that if she just worked harder she wouldn't need charity."
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Mina has now been married to the Iron Duke for eight months, eight of the happiest months of her life. But, each day she can see the stress and worry on his face when she leaves to work and all the potential dangers that entails. Especially as their is a new murderer in town, with strange and mysterious means of killing his victims and Mina and Newberry are on the case. This novella takes place after the events of The Iron Duke allowing us a glimpse in to the married live of Mina and Rhys, the aforementioned Duke and allows us not only to see how they are getting along, but also to follow Mina once again as she works a case. As a rabid fan of this series, I loved this book but I also believe fans of the non-rabid variety would also enjoy it. It has enough adventure to keep it interesting and enough sexy times to keep it exciting. What I liked most was seeing Rhys open up more, we get to see a bit more of the man behind the Iron Duke facade as he becomes more comfortable with his emotions, not only his love for Mina, but for their adopted daughter Anna and his best friend Scarsdale. All of this gave the book sweet edge, which had me sighing into my cuppa as I read. A great addition to the Iron Seas series but it is worth reading at least The Iron Duke, before you read this to give you a better understanding of the characters and the world. I now can’t wait to continue on with the series and see what Meljean Brook has in store next.
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Brook continues the adventures of Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth and her beloved Iron Duke in this exciting novella. There is murder, mystery, romance and weird machines in this richly-detailed steampunk world. The characters are fascinating and complex; I love the relationship between Mina and Rhys. Highly recommended -- but *only* to those who have read The Iron Duke. If you have not, go read it! -- lyradora
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liv2knit More than 1 year ago
So fun visiting Mina and Rhys again!  Although the mystery was not as intriguing in this novella as in the "Iron Duke", it was still entertaining and perfectly placed in the post-revolutionary steampunk world of the Iron Seas. Seeing romance characters post-wedding/happily-ever-after was a unique idea, and they were just as endearing as ever, Rhys even more-so this time around.  Loved it! 
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ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
I love this continuation of the first book. I hope we read more about The Iron Duke and Mina.
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