Does this novella stand alone?
This is a difficult question for me to answer, so I asked 10 readers who had never read the Iron Seas books to read the novellas. Here are their responses: Part 1 | Part 2 (coming)
Eight months after The Iron Duke, can their marriage survive a new danger?
“Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City”
A TALE OF THE IRON SEAS
When newly-married Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth is called to investigate a bounder’s murder, she doesn’t expect the mysterious machine she finds…or the danger that leads back to her husband.
Meljean’s Note: This is an epilogue novella. The story is a full-length novella, with its own plot — but although I’ve written it to stand alone as much as possible, there are strong references to The Iron Duke, particularly in regard to Mina and Rhys’s relationship.
This novella is available in print in The Iron Duke mass-market reprint edition, ISBN 978-0425244265.
The Iron Duke
After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession. Read more –>