I got a copy of The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook for my birthday a few months back (should an FTC disclaimer be required, consider this it), and it’s taken me a while to get around to writing this review. I had to put some thought into this one. Something about the book bothered me, and it’s taken me a long time to dig around inside that vague discomfort and shape my thoughts into something I could articulate.
I wouldn’t say the book was bad, I enjoyed parts of The Iron Duke quite a bit. Some elements are awkwardly pieced together. The discrepancy almost made it seem like 2 different stories were stitched together. Continue reading →