The New York Times bestselling author of The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel returns to the Iron Seas with a riveting new adventure of steampunk and passionate romance . . .
A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced Iceland’s inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has become enshrouded in legend. Fishermen tell tales of giant trolls guarding the land and of seductive witches who steal men’s hearts. But the truth behind the legends is mechanical, not magic—and the mystery of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.
Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves on the airship Phatéon, flying from port to port in search of her sister and longing to return home . . . but that home is threatened when expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard.
Determined to solve the mystery of his own origin, David will stop at nothing to expose Annika’s secrets. But when disaster strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued by a madman, their very survival depends on keeping the heat rising between them—and generating lots of steam . . .
The third book in the series is set on Island for the most part, and Annika Fridasdottor, working as a mechanic on the airship Phatéon, is more than a native, she knows the truth about Trolls and the legends of child snatching. She never wanted to leave the Island, but the disappearance of her sister, Källa, has her out searching for clues.
A new passenger on board Phatéon, and on his way to explore volcanos and folk tales, is David Kentewess - a man infected with nanoagents and owner of more than one prosthetic device.
They´re both more than entranced from the first interaction, but Annika has sworn to never bring a man to Hannasvik, her hometown, and David could destroy everything if he ever found out the natives’ secret.
Riveted is an amazing read filled with steampunk, islands, volcanos, and trolls! It was a great adventure and I was sobbing at the end *happy sigh* Loved it!!!
- oral sex
- paranormal romance
- historical romance
Rating: 5 Kisses