Phoenix Rising : A Ministry Of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

Phoenix Rising : A Ministry Of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

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Co-authors Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris ingeniously reimagine England's Edwardian Era in Phoenix Rising--a hilarious, rip-roaring steampunk fantasy romp that the voracious fans of New York Times bestseller Gail Carriger will eagerly devour with great relish. In this outrageous, non-stop adventure, Ballantine and Morris introduce us to Agents Books and Braun of the ultra-secret Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences--the most delightful duo of very British evil-bashers since The Avengers, Emma Peel and John Steed. With its malevolent secret societies, earth-shattering conspiracies, breathtaking derring-do, and absolutely wondrous weapons, Phoenix Rising out-Sherlocks Robert Downey, Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes.
ISBN: 9780062049766
0062049763
Additional Contributors: Morris, Tee

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Kathleengee
Jul 17, 2017

Trigger warning: This book contains brief descriptions of rape, domestic abuse and suicide. Books 2-4 of the series don't contain any objectionable content (that I remember) so I recommend skipping this book and starting with book 2: The Janus Affair.

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Eosos
Jun 06, 2014

With my recent conversion to steampunk fan, I have been on the hunt for good books in the genre and this book seemed to fit the bill.

Kick-ass heroine and a Mr know-it-all combine forces to solve a cold case in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.

This is a classic buddy cop book, set in a steampunk universe. The Victorian world was well done and there were some great action scenes. I thought the characters a bit typical, one careful cop and one devil-may-care cop, forced to work together and they end up making a pretty good team. Maybe I just watch too many cop shows and the formula is starting to bore me.
I did like the storyline, the evil society was a bit bizarre and I really wanted to jump in and give them a good punch, which I imagine was the intent of having such a bunch of chauvinists in the story. I hope that most of the whining has been done in this book and the next will just be a good action packed adventure.

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rene1951
Jan 24, 2013

Also not suitable for some adults! Extreme bigotry: class, sex, colonial but not racial. Blacks, Indians (Asia) ans Chinese not in sufficient numbers to be noticed in Victorian London or they would also be included.

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rene1951
Jan 24, 2013

rene1951 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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