Sailing the Iron Seas

rivetedWhile I'm waiting in line for a copy of Riveted by Meljean Brook, I decided to re-read the first two full length books in the Iron Seas series, The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel.  This created a spectacular episode of binge reading.  I discovered that, in addition to the two titles mentioned, there are several novellas set in this incredibly imaginative world, where the reader will experience recognizable bits of history and Europe paired with airships and zombies and people made up of fantastic mechanical bits.  Of course, I had to read those, too.

I love that all of the characters are fully formed and interesting, and that the women are sometimes tougher than the men.  I love the relevance of the different struggles against prejudice.  I love the line, "Has the kraken gone, sir?" (You will know what I mean when you read it.) I love that the Iron Duke is literally an iron duke.

What about you?  Are there any series you're reading that inspire you to read them all in a burst of literary gluttony?