Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tales from the Archives - Twelve

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.

Would you like to listen to these? For a taste of the characters or in addition to the book... Visit The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

NEW!! The Tales from the Archives is now found on Kindle as The Ministry's 99-Penny Dreadfuls.

There are short stories always added to the listing. So keep checking back!

I listened to this short story for my own enjoyment.


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

Verity sounds like a character I'd really admire and want to know more about, too.

Thanks for the guest post today! Sorry it took so long to go up. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I did like the street kids so that is fun to hear that something becomes of them :)

Pip Ballantine said...

I can tell you that Verity is someone that we have plans for. There will be a couple more short stories for her, and maybe...maybe...a YA novel. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh yes, I will get to these. Loved the first book, already know I'm going to love this series.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Missie - Oh Verity really is a great character. I hope you get a chance to listen to these podcasts (they really are a lot of fun) or even get the stories in ebook now. :) And thank you for the guest post! :) And I think it worked out better with waiting to post it, that way the holidays were behind us all. :) Thank you!

Blodeuedd - Oh you do need to listen to this one then if you enjoyed the street kids. :) It's just the beginning, I have a feeling. :)

Pip - Hi!!! Thank you for stopping by with the little tidbit! :D This one short podcast really brought Verity to my attention, and I'm thrilled to hear she'll have more short stories, and maybe a YA Novel!! Yeah! :D Thank you!

Melissa (Books&Things) - Oh you Sssssooooo need to read, or listen to these! I say listen, I love the sounds and voices, really. :D lol. Thank you!