Clockwork Menagerie (Shadows of Asphodel #2.5) by Karen Kincy #mm #review


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1914. Konstantin would love to hide in his laboratory and dissect the clockwork dragon captured from Russia, but the Archmages of Vienna have other plans. He finds himself shipped off to St. Petersburg as the scientific attaché to an ambassador. His orders? Look, but don’t touch. Of course, he considers this an impossible request with so much enemy technomancy to explore.

To make matters worse, Konstantin has to work with the dashing zeppelin commander Himmel, a man who should also be untouchable. They can’t act on the smoldering attraction between them without risking it all. Faced with an illegal relationship and a devious rival technomancer, Konstantin might not return from this mission in Russia without conquering the forbidden.

A companion novella to the Shadows of Asphodel series, from Konstantin’s point of view.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

This was an interesting read for me.  It was certainly different than any other books that I’ve been reading lately.

While this is a companion novella, I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, and while I was a bit confused at times, I don’t know it was completely because I haven’t read the other books, or if it was just that this was a strange book for me.

With that being said, Konstantin was most certainly a different character.  I did enjoy him, and Himmel.

The information regarding the clockwork creations was interesting for sure.  I was able to follow along with that part of the story because it was so interesting to me personally.

Overall, this was an interesting read and it did peak my interest in reading the rest of the series.

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