December 27, 2015

Steampunk Sundays: Silver Linings by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Series: Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences 1.5
Format: mobi
Release Date: October 30, 2014 
Publisher: Imagine That! Studios
Source: FREE
Genre: Steampunk

Wellington Books and Eliza D. Braun arrive in Cairo, Egypt, sent from Ministry headquarters on an archival audit. What Wellington hopes will be a stay in the cradle of civilization and a break from the bitter winter of England instead looks to be a brief visit on account of Eliza’s poor attitude and the disdain of the area field director, Marcus Donahue.

The plans for an uneventful collection of case documents and artefacts are soon shattered by a massacre that that can only be described by the visiting archivists as peculiar.

Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come.

Belated Merry Christmas, Supies! I hope you had a great one, no family drama, drunk in love and friendship, belly bursting with food...

And with all the feasting and family fun, I've been indulging in a lot of shorties. I can not not read, but I also don't want to be rude so novellas it is! I knew Pip and Tee have these Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences shorts, it doesn't have bearing on the books, but the Books and Braun have referred to these adventures. I thought I'd check out the Cairo-thing. 

In a sentence: I wish it was longer!

That's always the case with these short stories. I loved the premise about Judas Iscariot's 30 pieces of silver, the curse, the myth surrounding it, Egypt! For what it's worth, SILVER LININGS is a cool, albeit brief adventure, great company during my break from all the fun holiday fun stuff.


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  1. Happy belated Christmas too ! And I need to read that series, such a catchy title ;)

  2. With a premise like that, I absolutely understand your complaint about the shortness of the story! Well, my belly has been straining at the seams for a few days now, but otherwise, our season is proceeding calmly and cheerfully. I hope your does too... Enjoy your holidays, lovely! <3

  3. I read a few short stories this (last) week, and they were all okay or meh. Like you, I just wish they were longer. I had a great Christmas, but it's been raining and flooding like crazy here on the AL/GA line.

  4. Right back atcha, Braine! While this probably isn't a book I wuld read, I totally, love this cover! Happy, happy New Year! Hugs...RO

  5. I am very, very excited to start this series, thanks to you! :D Hope you're having lots of holiday fun!

  6. I still want to read this series. Egypt sounds like a fun setting for an adventure. Glad you had a good Christmas and were able to sneak in some reads.

  7. I haven't read a steampunk book yet.

  8. Thank you so much for reviewing (and showcasing) Silver Linings. We feel that the short stories—short as they may be—are great introductions to the world of the Ministry. We hope you take a look at some of our other offerings out there! :^)

  9. I've only read the first book in the series, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. I don't usually do shorts but I agree that the holidays is a good time to do so!

  10. Ooooh! I do love listening to these. I've found so many amazing authors by these shorts. :) Hope you get to try them all out and find many too! :D


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