Review: Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death by Kim Knox

Review: Agamemnon Frost and the House of Death by Kim KnoxAgamemnon Frost and the House of Death by Kim Knox

Genres: M/M Romance, Sci-Fi Romance, Steampunk Romance
Published by Carina Press on August 19, 2013
Pages: 77
Format: ARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars  

What do you get when you combine Steampunk, Sci-Fi and Suspense? A fun creative work that leaves you chomping at the bit for the next installment.

I loved the feeling of being on one of those wild roller-coaster rides as I journeyed along with poor Edgar Mason as he tries to figure out what in the world is going on, deals with his sudden lust for his new master and then trust that the man isn’t certifiable when he tells Mason that they are playing a deep game against Martians.

Mason was once a soldier in the Royal Artillery serving in Afghanistan and India until the automated soldiers pushed him out of his job. Now he’s a valet for a temp agency looking for permanent placement with a military gentleman. His one night placement with dandified and frivolous Agamemnon Frost looks to be a serious pain, but he needs the employment and it’s just for the night. Um, about that…

Valeting for Frost, turns into something else entirely really quick. Mason observes that his temporary master is not what he pretends to be. There is a high level of intelligence behind that playful facade. Frost is a wicked temptation for Mason and Frost knows it even reciprocates it. But duty calls and both respond. Frost knows the score and Mason is left to trust him- with his life.

As I said, this one opens simply, but goes mysterious pretty fast. I had a vague idea this was to be a steampunk adventure, but then when the aliens were tossed into the mixed I could only laugh and sit back to enjoy where this inventive piece was taking me. The story is told entirely from Mason’s perspective leaving Frost a dark horse who one can never be sure of. The sexual tension crackled between the two, but the mission part of the plot is constantly pulling them apart. This was a shorter piece that left a huge loose end leading to the sequel. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one.

For those who enjoy the unexpected through an unique blend of genres that include Steampunk, Sci-Fi and M/M Romantic Suspense, do give this new series a try.

My thanks to Netgalley for providing the book for review purposes.

 

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.