Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tales from the Archives, Vol 4 #1

Tales from the Archives, Vol. 4: #1

By:  Alyson Grauer

Written & Narrated by:  Alyson Grauer

Format:  Podcast, 35:18 minutes

Genre:  Fantasy, Steampunk

Series:  1st in Tales of the Archives Vol. 4 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.

Spiritus Sanctus

Rome, Italy

Emily Cassidy Tuttle, on word from Doctor Sound, arrived in the shadow of the Vatican to receive a mysterious parcel from a local contact. What should be a simple pass between agent and mule spirals deeper and deeper into a wild madness that Emily is not prepared to face.

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My Thoughts and Summary:
Emily has received her letter from mom, her mission from Dr. Sound. She's to meet her contact and collect a valuable artifact from him. All sounds easy enough, and seems so until the alarm is raised.

Emily is proficient in secrecy. She knows all the codes and the way to scoop the crowd for followers. She's top of the game to accomplish what needs to be done undetected. Emily felt well put together and true to her form here. I liked learning about Emily through her actions and thoughts.

The object she's to collect... well, I can't tell you as it's a neat surprise to hear/read about as the story happens. And she even gets to witness the artifact at work.

I could feel Emily's anxiety was true. The worry of what to do when she realizes what this artifact is, and witnesses it's power. That Phantom Protocol has gone into effect and she has to move. She worries about the poor man who now has the artifact too.

But the call of Phantom Protocol makes us also wonder what is going on, to do what Emily has to do now means some thing's not right back home.

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.


  1. Oh I so want to catch up to you in this series. Looks like this one is good!

    1. We are very proud of our Parsec-winning podcast. For people new to our works, it's a "try-before-you-buy" collection of audio fiction (for FREE!) while fans of the series get a deeper dive into the Steampunk Empire of Queen Victoria.

      Enjoy! :)

    2. Melissa (B&T) Oh this was a very good one! Hope you like it when you get to it. :D

    3. Tee, that's amazing! Glad to hear it's winning Parsec. It's an amazing way to share the world and catch eyes, and find new authors. ;) Thank you!


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