Tales from the Archives - Twelve
By: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Written & Narrated by: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Format: Podcast, 32:52 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk
Series: 12th in Tales of the Archives podcasts, part of A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series
Recommendation: Yes. Nice way to meet new characters in this steampunk-ish world particularly if you enjoyed the book; A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Phoenix Rising. This one is of agent Harrison Thorne works with, what will become known as, the Ministry Seven.
The Precarious Child
The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man which leads to a very precarious situation.
My Thoughts and Summary:
Verity Fitzroy is hanging by her finger tips out a three story building window, hiding from who's inside. All because of the blasted ticking she had to follow, but it helped her along on her private mission, along with Agent Harrison Thorne's as well.
I loved meeting Verity! She is strong and a fighter, wanting to survive. But there is more to her after listening to this story. Her father's no longer with her, and her Uncle's dead... or so she thinks. Verity is one character I most definitely want to see more of in the future. She has a mystery around her, from her past and the people in it. There is more going on here with her family than we know, and Verity is going to find out. I have a feeling she is going to have a nose for trouble. What caught my eye, or ear, with her is the ticking she hears. She can hear exactly the ticking of all mechanics, which points her in a direction to find a part of a collection she thought was gone. This is a girl to keep an eye out for, she has a story to tell.
We get to meet the "Ministry Seven" through Agent Thorne and how he's helped them, along with them helping him. I think there will be more tales with "Ministry Seven" so I'm REALLY looking forward to them, especially after this story.
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There are short stories always added to the listing. So keep checking back!
I listened to this short story for my own enjoyment.