Thursday, 19 April 2012

STEAMPUNK WEEK: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel: The Janus Affair - Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

Release Date: 01/06/12


There's something rotten in the city of London. Women are disappearing - young and old, rich and poor, from all walks of society. The only thing they have in common is their belief that women also deserve the vote. It's up to the Ministry of Peculiar Occurences to find out why these women are vanishing, but agents Books and Braun have their own challenges. There's a turncoat with nefarious plans within the Ministry itself, and the reappearance of an old flame means their growing friendship is threatened. To say nothing of the queen of the underworld, tassassins-attacking-on-ornithopters, and a conspiracy that reaches to the heights of London Society.


Steampunk is a genre that is not only fascinating but also one that has the possibilities of a world that could have been. It’s quirky, the machinations truly inventive and when you add characters that jump onto the page with larger than life attributes, it makes for a setting that can’t help but thrill.

Whilst many seek to create the worlds on their own Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine bring together an amalgamation of heroism, humour and also throw into the mix some cracking twists with wicked schemes as the principle characters seek to save the misfortunate of London from those whom are trusted about all others. Add to this cracking prose, top notch dialogue and the stiff upper lip and all in it’s a title that really generated an adventure that Quartermaine himself would be envious of.

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