Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tales from the Archives Vol. 2 - #9
By: Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Written & Narrated by: Tee Morris
Format: Podcast, 43:37 minutes
Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk
Series: 9th in Tales of the Archives Vol. 2 podcasts, part of A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series
Recommendation: Nice way to meet new characters and authors in this steampunk-ish world particularly if you enjoyed the book; A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, Phoenix Rising. The archives are full of stories to be told.
Constance Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Magesty's Empire one day at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong. And sometimes, that sense doesn't always see eye-to-eye with the law. After being jailed for her latest stand against injustice, Constance braced herself for a long stay in Newgate. Today, though, she is extended an unexpected opportunity from a strange fellow named Doctor Sound...
My Thoughts and Summary:
Constance sits in her jail cell after the incident at the pub. One that has caught the attentions of Doctor Sound, who now visits her offering her a choice. To join him in a special unit and lead them on daring unknown adventures or stay in the jail. He likes her character and the choice she made at the pub.
This story makes me wonder more on Dr. Sound. He seems to know things that others don't mention. Is he that good at reading people? Or something more? We see a little bit of a different side to Sound here.
I'm caught with the daring personality of Constance. She is quick and fearless like her troops. She will do what it takes to get the job done as Shock Troops. And she will not leave a man behind. There is some sweet driving with motor cars here - drifting and racing, fearless driving.
I feel Tee has created an amazing new character here. I would love to see more of her, maybe in future Archives? Or even added into the book? She is here with the Ministry at the same time as Eliza, as the two are on the same mission in the field here.
I did enjoy this tale with Constance and the action (maybe trouble) she gets through.
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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.