Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tales from the Archives Vol. 2 - #9

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.

Positively Shocking

Spring, 1893

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.

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.

You can find these for your Reading pleasure in any eFormat you would like at Smashwords.

You can find the Archives: Amazon Kindle ~ Tales from the Archives Scroll through the list for them all, and the ones you still need.

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

I listened to this short story for my own enjoyment.


Carole Rae said...

I don't know why but I'm having a hard time getting into the steampunk genre. I mean I don't hate it and I read one book in the genre and it should be right up my alley...but...idk. lol Great review though and sounds really interesting!

Maja (The Nocturnal Library) said...

I'm pretty sure I'd love this! I mean, I adored both Ministry books and I think Pip and Tee write the best steampunk there is. I don't know why I've waited so long to read these tales.

Blodeuedd said...

Oh I give up, I will never listen to them. I am so bad with audio

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I am going to try these..it is my goal this week!

JezzebellJC said...

I haven't read much steampunk, but this sounds pretty good. Dr. Sound seems mysterious and Constance sounds like a great character. Thank you for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

It sounds good but steampunk always scares me.

Melliane said...

Oh Constance sounds like a great character we can only like!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

It's okay Carole Rae. We all have out classifications of books we don't get into. :) I don't mind, but thank you for still stopping.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Maja, there are stories mixed in here by Pip and Tee that relate to the series. I've listened to a few. And you can read them also. Do hope you get to check them out! :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

lol. That's okay Blodeuedd. :D I'll keep you updated with them here. :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh Kimba, I do hope you enjoy these. :) Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Jaclyn Canada, I've really enjoyed these authors books and these are just icing on the cake. :) I did enjoy what I learned about Dr Sound here and I hope to see more of Constance in the future. :D Thank you!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Jennifer Bielman, the nice thing with these is to listen is free, and the stories are short. They are done by different authors, and a few I love a lot more than others. But there are some by Pip and Tee and they are amazing. :) But I understand steampunk. :) Thank you for still stopping.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Yes Melliane! She fits this world so well. :) Thank you!