Monday, 18 February 2013
Kilts & Kraken by Cindy Spencer Pape
Magnus, Baron Findlay, longs to bring the wonders of the steam age to his remote island home, but his hands are full fighting the vicious kraken ravaging the coast. When he's swept to sea during battle and washes up on the shore of an isle in the Hebrides, he is near death.
Struggling to establish herself as one of the first female physicians in Edinburgh, Dr. Geneva MacKay is annoyed when The Order of the Round Table sends her north to care for an injured highlander. To heal him, Geneva escorts the handsome warrior home, just in time to defend the villagers from another onslaught.
As the attacks escalate and they work together to fight off the threat, neither Geneva nor Magnus can resist the overwhelming attraction between them. But as their relationship deepens, a new threat arises-from within the village itself...
Geneva gets sent to the Isle of Mull to deal with a man that's been washed up following a kraken attack, when he awakens he wants to go home. Thinking he wants to go home to die, Geneva agrees and is shocked when he awakens enough to fight a kraken when he gets to his own shore. Calling in the help of the Order, they try to get to the bottom of the kraken attacks - all while fighting an attraction to one another.
This is the 3rd book, and yes anyone keeping track will realise I read the 4th and 5th before this one but that doesn't break up the story. Yes, it means I knew the outcomes of some of the other characters relationships but that doesn't matter 'cos in this they are only bit players.
I really like this series ..... really, really. I recommend it to anyone wanting some steampunk - very short and very light reads - wonderful.
Amazon UK: Kilts & Kraken