Tethered Surviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires a heart of steel but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already been stolen by Archimedes Fox Tethered along the south dock of Port Fall

  • Title: Tethered
  • Author: Meljean Brook
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Surviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires a heart of steel but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already been stolen by Archimedes Fox Tethered along the south dock of Port Fallow, Captain Yasmeen Corsair s magnificent new airship, Lady Nerg i, awaits its departure with adventurer and treasure hunter Archimedes Fox But this time, Yasmeen, a fearlesSurviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires a heart of steel but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already been stolen by Archimedes Fox Tethered along the south dock of Port Fallow, Captain Yasmeen Corsair s magnificent new airship, Lady Nerg i, awaits its departure with adventurer and treasure hunter Archimedes Fox But this time, Yasmeen, a fearless mercenary who has always prided herself on a heart of steel, has reasons to worry when Miles Bilson, an acquaintance from Archimedes earlier smuggling days, sends an urgent message requesting help.With a past marked by betrayal, Archimedes wonders what his former partner could want other than revenge Yasmeen fears that Bilson could threaten everything Archimedes holds dear Though both Archimedes and Yasmeen love the exhilaration of veering wildly off course, neither is prepared for where their newest risk will take them or what it might cost them.

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    1. 4.5 starsA Heart of Steel Follow-up Must ReadShe blinked away the burning in her eyes, swallowing hard. "You," she said. I was all that she could manage. Incredible man."And you're still dressed," he said softly.She rose from the cushions and met him halfway. His lips parted against hers, yet a kiss wasn't enough. Through the swelling in her chest, the ache in her throat, she said, "I love you.""Of course you do." Despite the teasing reply, his voice ws rough with emotion. "I'm far too manly to [...]

    2. I had a busy day but Tethered (Novella): The Further Adventures of Archimedes Fox and Captain Corsair fit perfectly into the spaces in between all the hustle and bustle. Tethered was a wonderful not so little after the HEA story(for Heart of Steel) and a nice slice of the Iron Seas world with a decent amount of steamy stuff. It starts out with some surprisingly sweet and loving moments between the bold and dangerous Captain Yasmeen and her dashing and roguish hubby Archimedes and shows just why [...]

    3. The only thing I love more than a story of two lovers in perfect accord is a story that throws a great big kink between two lovers in perfect accord, then watching them grow even more in love because of the difficulties they surmount. And, boy, did this novella deliver!I've had a lady-crush on Yasmeen ever since her first appearance in The Iron Duke. I love Archimedes!It was awesome to see them in their new dynamic of an established couple (god, they're so adorable!)For a novella, Tethered is am [...]

    4. I have to admit, I always pause before spending three bucks on a novella. Will it be worth it? Is the publisher just trying to milk my love for an established series with a little puff of nothing set in a world I’m committed to? And despite my love for Meljean Brook, I wondered the same thing here. Thankfully, I can assure you that “Tethered” was worth every penny and then some.This is a companion story designed to be read after Heart of Steel. With some novellas, it doesn’t really matte [...]

    5. I am aware that this is not the same as Heart of Steel, but unlike many I wasn't expecting it to be. This gets a star extra for the sole reason Meljean Brook doesn't have to introduce another man/woman and create a love triangle or some lie from the past as many other authors do (it seems some can't write a story with the same characters without such nonsense - reason why I stopped reading some series). That being said, Yasmeen and Archimedes are different in this story. Sure, there is a plot, b [...]

    6. Yasmeen and Archimedes are blackmailed into helping a friend find a missing relative. I absolutely loved this short story featuring the main characters from Heart of Steel. They are both dealing with their emotional hang-ups while trying to take care of one another as they head into a dangerous job. I would love to see more of this pair together and I’m hoping that Brook will eventually decide to give them another book to themselves.

    7. Quite enjoyable.Yasmeen and Archimedes had to work through lots of personal struggles, both separate and together. The New Eden idea was neat. Of course crazy leader as usual, but still a neat idea of a floating garden city.I definitely look forward to the next adventure.Though I do wish that we had gotten to see the Duke, since he had escaped New Eden previously, and not just met with Scarsdale.I much look forward to Zenobia's story.

    8. 4.5 stars. Really fun novella set in the Iron Seas world of Meljean Brook. Nice follow up of a previous couple, Yasmeen and Archimedes. Lots of action, good story, great writing and Archimedes is just a great character! Just wish that Brook had written a wrap up scene with the primary villain of the storyline and either Yasmeen or Archimedes.

    9. Holy Hannah. Whenever I dip my toes in this world, I go all flaily over it. In fact, I'm considering doing a full series reread just so I can wallow in it for as long as humanly possible. *wallows contentedly*In case you missed my blatant fangirling, I kinda dig this series. This novella gives us another peek into the lives (and deep love) of Archimedes and Yasmeen. Man, those two do it for me. They're so unabashedly taken with one another. Yasmeen might have to put on a tough face in front of h [...]

    10. Another great adventure from Brook! I'm loving novellas lately, so this was perfect. I could read another dozen stories with Archimedes and Yasmeen, just because they're such fascinating characters and their relationship is so layered. I think they're my favorite couple from the Iron Seas series. Wonderful action and intrigue in this novella. Loved the length, loved the story, love the humor. (Hot? Oh yes. Please and thank you Archimedes.)Highly recommend this whole series, but especially this n [...]

    11. I really enjoy reading these short stories, Meljean knows how to create a consistent world and knows how to use those little things she plants on her novels. I loved to know how the stories from the characters in the second novel developed and it's always a pleasure to read more about Yasmeen and Archimedes.Still, don't get me wrong, this is a great stand-alone too, so if you haven't read anything by Meljean Brook, don't be afraid to read this one, you'll get it.The only issue I keep getting wit [...]

    12. The post-marriage Archimedes X Yasmeen relationship is a potential minefield- her being the Captain and him, her husband who doesn't quite have a formal place in the crew.Reading this- They have both grown beautifully as a couple. I love how understanding and non egoistic they are of one other, without having to make anything explicit They just fall in place in each others' livesAnd Zenobia's letters to Archemedes Haha!

    13. Yeah for a story after HEA! Yasmeen and Fox make a brilliant and wonderful team/ I LOVE reading how they compliment each other. They are stronger and weaker for being together and reading how they come to realize that makes it so great! Their strength are shown so well in the ways they deal with difficulty in this very tough world. Another great story from this world. I do hope there is more!

    14. A short book to tide me over while I wait for Brooks to write a larger novel set in her steampunk world. I've liked all the books in the series so far, would love to hear more of the minor characters including Zenobia.

    15. Fuck you and your fucking perfect stories, Meljean. I hate you so much, write mooooore. /hysterical sobbing

    16. More in the adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Fox! A great pleasure to revisit these characters and despite the shorter length, completely satisfying!

    17. It’s good and important that writers want to revisit the lives of an established couple, rather than all romantic stories culminating with the coupling up. Unfortunately it often just illustrates how implausible the romance was in the first place. Meljean Brook has mostly avoided that trap to a how a happy and intense relationship could work with someone as fiercely independent as Yasmeen. She gives us something of the rhythms of their new married life; the way they share their cabin, their sh [...]

    18. Again, SO GOOD. As with Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City, this book plays on the "after the ending" and plays with the aformentioned weaknesses of the protagonists and views them evolve from that. BC is not like the Happy Ending just fixes things up, and thats very very realistic.Recommended for people who like their adventure with romance.

    19. Great read.There is detail and beauty in the story flow, adventure, and did lots of clues that draw you in further to see if you surmised the plot correctly.

    20. I liked this novella even more than the full length bookI didn't think I would when I started this story but I looovvveee Archimedes Fox

    21. Setting: Port Fallow; Lady Nergui (airship); New Eden – floating city of airships tethered together; Characters:Yasmeen Corsair: she and Fox have sailed in her new ship for a year, more adventures; they’re back at Port Fallow where she lost her ship the year before; her heart belongs to Fox – and she shows him, and finally tells him; ex: when interviewee Vashon asks what to do if Fox countermands one of her orders, and Fox tells her to do what Fox says – because she trusts him to have th [...]

    22. My Rating: 4.5 stars: Loved it - enthusiastically recommend (A)Originally Posted at That's What I'm Talking AboutTethered is a wonderful novella set in Meljean Brook’s Iron Seas series set sometime after the second book, Heart of Steel. Although this story can be read stand alone, it does build upon the events in the second book, and therefore, contains some spoilers from Heart of Steel. Also, I feel those that have read the series will have more emotional investment in the characters. The st [...]

    23. Tethered is a combination extended epilogue/after the happily ever after of Heart of Steel. It reads very well as a stand-alone novella, but obviously this book and review contains spoilers for Heart of Steel - so don't read further if you want to read Heart of Steel first.Archimedes Fox and Yasmeen Corsair are my favorite characters in the Iron Seas universe, and probably my very favorite thing about any of these books are Archimedes' letters to his sister, Zenobia, of which there are plenty he [...]

    24. Yasmeen and Archimedes, mercenary and adventurer, are settling into married life and finding a new balance while hoping to protect Yasmeen’s essential, ruthless reputation.An old friend of Archimedes approaches – he wants help to rescue his brother from Eden; the impenetrable flying city that enslaves any it comes across. It’s an impossible mission – but the man will use any means in his power to force Yasmeen and Archimedes to help himProbably not the wisest thing the man has ever doneI [...]

    25. Rating: 3.5 StarsIn many ways, Tethered is a stronger novel than Heart of Steel; there are certainly elements in it that I wish were present in the full-length novel itself. For one, what this novella does a remarkable job of is capturing the tortured essence of Archimedes Fox - a side to him we unfortunately didn't see very much of before. Tethered not only delves deeper into the complex relationship between Yasmeen and Archimedes, one that balances precariously on equality, love, and uncertain [...]

    26. This is a novella that continues the story of Archimedes and Yasmeen. Brook also followed The Iron Duke with a novella about Mina and the Duke and how they were adapting to married life. I appreciate this. Given that both Mina and Yasmeen are strong independent women now attached to equally challenging men, it gives the reader some assurance and closure to know that the couples are adapting well.In this novella, Archimedes Fox's adventurous and reckless past comes back to haunt him. There is als [...]

    27. Further Fabulous Adventures"Love the great disrupterIt ruins all of our grand schemes, destroys our reputations."THE STORY: Yasmeen and Archimedes Fox (from HEART OF STEEL) have settled into married life when an old acquaintance of Archimedes' comes requesting help. When they are thrust into another adventure, this time they also have to deal with the weakness and the strength that love gives them.OPINION: I loved this novella almost more than HEART OF STEEL itself. This novella is really all ab [...]

    28. Tethered is a novella included in my print copy of Heart of Steel. It is the further adventures of Archimedes Fox and Captain Corsair. An old acquaintance of Fox’s has shown up. I won’t call him a friend.Bilson demands that they help him rescue his brother from a floating religious cult, mentioned in previous books. They refuse. He turns on a smuggled nano transmitter and reduces Fox to a mindless automaton. It’s worse that it happens mid-sex with Yasmeen, and these two love their sex. Bil [...]

    29. This review also posted at A Bookish CompulsionSet in the Iron Seas world (and an after-story to Heart of Steel) Tethered is a wonderful look at how love changed two characters and how it would never change their zeal for life. Reconnecting with old friends (and with friends like this who needs enemies?) begins Archimedes and Yasmeen on a new adventure that will test the strength of their bond, mettle of the crew and prove to all that they are a pair not only madly in love but to most just plain [...]

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