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Kilts and Kraken

Narrated by: Helen Stern
Series: Gaslight Chronicles, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)
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Magnus, Baron Findlay, longs to bring the wonders of the steam age to his remote island home, but his hands are full fighting the vicious kraken ravaging the coast. When he's swept to sea during battle and washes up on the shore of an isle in the Hebrides, he is near death.

Struggling to establish herself as one of the first female physicians in Edinburgh, Dr. Geneva MacKay is annoyed when The Order of the Round Table sends her north to care for an injured highlander. To heal him, Geneva escorts the handsome warrior home, just in time to defend the villagers from another onslaught. As the attacks escalate and they work together to fight off the threat, neither Geneva nor Magnus can resist the overwhelming attraction between them. But as their relationship deepens, a new threat arises - from within the village itself....

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Good- but not deep

There could've been more to this story! What an interesting idea but the author barely scratched the surface. Everything happened so quickly that you barely got time to fall in love with the characters falling in love. A good short story though.

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Narrator gets it

I’ve read this book several times. The steampunk and magic world-building is well-done for such a short novel. The romance is sweet. I wasn’t expecting the narrator to deliver the voices exactly as I heard them in my head, but she did!

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Great world, story was lacking this time around

This is the third “book” in the Gaslight Chronicles series. This was okay, it was a very short story about a magic island and Kraken. The romance felt a bit abrupt to me, but I enjoyed some of the action and magic. This was another novella length addition to this series.

Magnus is bound to a magical island but when he is injured by attacking Kraken and swept out to sea, his life is in mortal danger. Dr. Geneva MacKay is finally prospering in her own medical practice when The Order of the Round Table requests that she go to help doctor an injured Magnus. Geneva is annoyed but ends up drawn into the mysteries of both the island and Magnus.

I liked the mysteries around the magical island and the inclusion of Kraken in this story. The main storyline was fairly predictable and I thought the romance between Geneva and Magnus was a bit too abrupt.

Overall I haven’t been a huge fan of these shorter novellas in the Gaslight Chronicle series. They are just not enough story for this world. They are okay but not great. I am going to read book 4 since that is another full length novel and then decide whether or not to continue this series from there. I love the steampunk world created here and enjoy the characters, but the story in these novellas has been lacking.