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Of Silk and Steam (London Steampunk) av Bec…
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Of Silk and Steam (London Steampunk) (utgåvan 2015)

av Bec McMaster (Författare)

Serier: London Steampunk (5)

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When her beloved father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge. The man responsible is well beyond her grasp, but his dangerously seductive heir, Leo Barrons, is fair game. When Mina obtains evidence proving that Leo is illegitimate, she has the means to destroy both the killer and his son, a man who troubles her heart and tempts her body. A woman of mystery, Mina has long driven Leo crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows that she's hiding something, and he's determined to unravel her layer by silken layer. He just doesn't expect the beautiful liar to be the key to overthrowing the corrupt prince consort or to saving his own carefully walled-off heart.… (mer)
Medlem:Colette_Miranda
Titel:Of Silk and Steam (London Steampunk)
Författare:Bec McMaster (Författare)
Info:Sourcebooks Casablanca (2015), 448 pages
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Lost a half star because Tin Man broke my heart but another good installment! It will be interesting to see what would happen from here. I'm assuming a new arc, maybe with a grown-up Charlie and Lark? ( )
  PNRList | Aug 15, 2018 |
Love this series! ( )
  SevenAcreBooks | Jul 11, 2018 |
Of Silk and Steam
4.5 Stars

Series Note: This is the fifth and final book in the London Steampunk series and it cannot be read as a standalone. It is essential that all the books be read in order for the ongoing character and plot development.

Leo and Mina's story has all of the elements that were missing from Perry and Garrett's book - a gripping plot, an appealing kick-ass heroine and her charming yet tortured male counterpart, and an intensely intimate and emotional romance.

The arc concerning the overthrow of the tyrannical Prince Consort comes to a very satisfying conclusions with several heart-pounding moments and exciting action sequences. The inclusion in the revolution of the couples from the previous books is an additional highlight.

Mina is a wonderful heroine determined to help her dearest friend escape the clutches of a monstrous spouse even if it means her own life, and Leo is an engaging mix of charm and tortured angst. Their love/hate chemistry is off the charts and leads to some excellent banter and even better sex scenes.

In sum, the series has come full circle with this last installment and I am eager to continue with the spin-off. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
I don't know what's going on with Bec McMaster but she seems to be writing her best books in odd numbers. Kiss of Steel, My Lady Quicksilver, and now, Of Silk and Steam are all pretty spectacular, while I can't even remember the names of books in between.

In many aspects the latest book brings to fruition all those various plans and plot threads which have been building throughout the first four books. It starts a revolution, and Leo & Aramina serve as the catalysts of this dramatic series of changes.

Leo is a lovely character. Dashing, romantic and comfortable enough in his skin to not be afraid of Mina's giving him a cold shoulder. He falls in love with her when they are both very young, and bides his time until some unfortunate circumstances throw them together as unwilling partners in crime.

Mina is a strong and likable heroine. With her status as one of the only two female vamps in Britannia she had to fight twice as hard to prove that she was in full control of her nature. As a result she is notoriously famous for her icy behaviour & unpredictable political alliances.

When those two finally collide - they are FUN! Their inner children come out to play, they are fiery bold, quick witted and brave to the point of desperation. We also see the rest of the gang again - Blade & Honoria, Lena & Will, Rosalind & Lynch, and Garret & Perry, which is like the best thing ever!*grinning*

This book is choke full of action, grisly, bloody battles, emotional moments and sex. Yes, quite a lot of steamy sex, even at the most inconvenient of times... Anyway! It's an excellent romantic adventure, very atmospheric and entirely satisfying. Read it! ( )
  kara-karina | Nov 20, 2015 |
This is the fifth book in the London Steampunk series and ties up the main story arc of this series. In an interview McMaster stated that this book ties up this story arc but she would like to do more books either as a spin off or in addition to this series featuring side characters from this series. This was a very good read, it’s very engaging and has more story and less romance than previous books in the series. That being said there is still quite a bit of romance in here.

Lady Aramina (Mina) swore two things; to revenge the death of her father and to overthrown the Prince. Well the man who murdered her father is beyond her reach, but his son Leo Barrons is not. Mina sets out to ruin Leo, while working with the Queen to destroy the Prince who has been making trouble and slowly destroying the realm. Leo has been drawn to Mina and longs to see the true woman beneath the icy exterior, but can he trust her?

The London Steampunk books have all been romance heavy, but they also have lots of action, intrigue, a well done world, and a great plot. This book follows that trend. There is a lot of excellent action in here and lots of intrigue as well. Mina is a woman of politics, but as the only female Blue Blood she can also hold her own in a fight.

This series has done a wonderful job featuring strong women and the men who respect and admire them. This book is no exception to that. Mina is tough in her own way and very intelligent. Her and Leo have great chemistry together and their relationship is one that’s been years in the making. McMaster does an excellent job with the steamy scenes between the two, they are creative and very explosive.

A lot of characters from the previous books are present in this book as well. This is the book where everyone’s pasts and stories come together and we finally see how this huge goal everyone has been working towards (overthrowing the Prince and fixing the injustices in the Empire) is accomplished. It was a very well done read and I enjoyed it.

Overall this was a fantastic close to this romance heavy steampunk series. I enjoyed Mina and Leo as characters and also enjoyed seeing all of my old favorites again. This is the book where everything comes together and it was an excellent read. I would recommend this whole series to steampunk fans who don’t mind a heavy dose of paranormal and romance elements in their books. If you enjoy this series I would also recommend the Darkest London series by Kristen Callihan; it also has some steampunk elements and is heavy on the romance factor. ( )
  krau0098 | Apr 18, 2015 |
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When her beloved father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge. The man responsible is well beyond her grasp, but his dangerously seductive heir, Leo Barrons, is fair game. When Mina obtains evidence proving that Leo is illegitimate, she has the means to destroy both the killer and his son, a man who troubles her heart and tempts her body. A woman of mystery, Mina has long driven Leo crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows that she's hiding something, and he's determined to unravel her layer by silken layer. He just doesn't expect the beautiful liar to be the key to overthrowing the corrupt prince consort or to saving his own carefully walled-off heart.

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