Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tales from the Archives Vol 2 Hanukkah Special

Tales from the Archives Vol. 2 - Hanukkah Special

By:  Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Written & Narrated by:  Lisa-Ann Samuel

Format:  Podcast, 49:05 minutes

Genre:  Fantasy, Steampunk

Series:  13th 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.

The Miracle of a First Night

Clerk Natalie Hart, a woman shunned by her orthodox Jewish family for her involvement with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is joined by Chief Archivist Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire, in a case that reaches beyond the archivist’s scope. Natalie must not only educate the archivist naïve to the ways of her people, but help in retrieving a mysterious artifact deeply rooted in legends and lore foreign to the stalwart Englishman.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Natalie Hart returns to the home she hasn't been to in over a year, her being dead in her fathers eyes, with Wellington Books in tow to help. A friend of the Ministry and a prestige member of Parliament suggests that the Ministry come investigate a strange happening in the Rabbi's home. An artifact in the form of a menorah on this holy night to the Jewish decent.

Books gets a view of a strong culture and religion with Natalie's family. Natalie is a new character as well. She has a strong belief, but she is a strong woman in a time of a different view of what women can do. She has left her family for what she wants. That makes a strong person. And she has returned to make sure they are safe. She even stands up to her father to explain that.

The menorah. Now this is neat. I love the gears and the way it moves and rotates. But the magic that comes with it. The Miracle. Aww-ing.

The story is a relaxed story with the holiday in mind. And in the end, family is very important.

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.


Blodeuedd said...

OH spam, sigh, sorry, but the numbers are SO long

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I just love these podcast reviews. I so need to listen to all of them b/c I do enjoy this series so much.

Melliane said...

oh it's nice, mainly when you can retire thins from the story like about family.

Jennifer @ Bad Bird Reads said...

Hmmm, not sure if I would read this one. Not really my thing. Happy you enjoyed it.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

I know Blodeuedd. And I see the number of hits coming in on bloggers numbers. They are still trying. Just terrible this spam crap. I don't even get why they do it.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melissa (B&T) They started season 3 already! I'm behind on getting to listen to them. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Melliane, it is neat seeing different authors play in this world as well. Brings in many different elements and fun. :)

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Jennifer Bielman, that's cool. There are several short stories in this world. :) Thank you!