Monday, March 10, 2014

Dawn's Early Light by Philippa (Pip) Ballantine and Tee Morris

Working for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, one sees innumerable technological wonders. But even veteran agents Braun and Books are unprepared for what the electrifying future holds…...
Dawn's Early Light, the third installment of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Series, was a helter-skelter ride of surprise, mystery, and rollicking adventure. Sent to the Americas to aid two agents of the Office of the Supernatural and Metaphysical in their investigation , the dashing duo of Eliza and Wellington are as lively and quick witted as ever, but they enter a new stage of intrigue and sparks fly (literally) as they encounter new science, new schemes, and new feelings of... jealousy? Identities of their unknown opponents are revealed in shocking fashion, old enemies are revisited, and what is wrong with the Queen of England? Dawn's Early Light is a wonderful read that is full of mystery, romance, danger, and the wonder of new and exciting gadgets and technologies. Wellington's on! The plot line is full of unexpected twists and turns, and I was tied to my seat with anticipation for what would occur next in the novel. I loved the interactions between all of the characters, particularly Eliza and Wellington as they fight over decisions and feelings, and Eliza and Felicity as they fight over, well, SOMEONE. Felicity and Bill, the American agents, are a wonderful addition to the story, and they bring their own American flair and liveliness to the story as they stretch the patience and the relationships of our favorite duo to another level. The witty dialogue as well as the heartfelt exchanges between the characters had me laughing aloud at times and close to tears at others. The change in setting and the interesting situations it led to were well orchestrated and intriguing and kept the novel and the series  fresh and new in my mind. Overall, I highly enjoyed every minute and every page of Dawn's Early Light, and I would definitely recommend all of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels to any reader who enjoys an exciting tale of mystery, romance, and of course a little steampunk gadgetry. I received this eBook for free in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Authors:
Photo by J.R. Blackwell
New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author, with her husband Tee Morris, of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, and a Sir Julius Vogel. Morris is the author of Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana and the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels. In addition to his work as a fantasist, he is also a social media pioneer and the author of Podcasting for Dummies and All a Twitter.

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