Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

eBook - 2011
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"These are dark days indeed in Victoria's England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences--the Crown's clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling--will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest...and she's prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray. For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun--he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices--muyst get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot...or see England fall to the Phoenix!"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper Voyager, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780062049773
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Morris, Tee


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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.

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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Jan 24, 2013

rene1951 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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