Tales from the Archives: Volume 4

Tales from the Archives

Book 4
Imagine That! Studios
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Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

Sins of the Father
by Tee Morris—Summer, 1888. Arthur Books welcomes home his son,
Wellington, from the jungles and deserts of Africa. In his own manner,
the invalid father bestows upon his heir all the pride and respect due
to actions in the field. The returning war hero, though, has returned
more than a decorated soldier in Her Majesty’s Army; and Arthur collects
on an investment spanning across decades.

A Swan in Siam by P.J.
Schnyder. Fall, 1863. Phailin is not your typical personal guard to the
King of Siam. This royal protector of secrets finds herself intrigued
by a guest of the British Ambassador’s, the enigmatic John M. Alvey of
the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, and his quest for a swan
possessing mythical powers…

Women of the Empire by JR Blackwell.
Wellington Thornhill Books and Doctor Josepha Raven Blackwell share ‘an
encounter’ after-hours at the Ministry, all part of Dr. Blackwell’s
research into hysteria. Brief as the encounter, one of them will not
come out quite the same from it.

The Emperor’s Fist by JR
Murdock. Spring 1889. Agent Reginald Coffey and Special Liaison Meiying
Ling are deep within the jungles of China, setting technology against
the oldest of dark Chinese magic. The two are set on a rendezvous with
the most sinister of sorcerers and a plot to plunge the world into
darkness.
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Publisher
Imagine That! Studios
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Published on
Jun 17, 2012
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Pages
49
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
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Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

The Wrong Camera by Catherine Ford

Blythe
is very excited to receive a camera for her birthday, but finds that
gifts can have their price. What she sees through the lens offers a
chilling insight into the future that people will kill for.

A Trick of Strong Imagination by Alyson Grauer

Althea
Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences,
follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a
strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the
memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus
clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station and
discover what is behind the tricks of a trade she knew better than any
active field agent.

The Cross of Columba by Doc Coleman

Agent
Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of
Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist
and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find
his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a
traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish
story…

Curtain Call by Shaun Farrell

Cordelia is called to
a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes
for a joyful reunion. Her father though has been treading on dangerous
ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar
Occurrences. Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and
terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

Positively Shocking by Tee Morris

Constance
Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the
street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day
at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense
doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. After being jailed for her
latest stand against injustice, Constance braced herself for a long stay
in Newgate. Today, though, she is extended an unexpected opportunity
from a strange fellow named Doctor Sound…

All That Glitters by Dan Rabarts

Agents
Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town
to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the
town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko,
the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will
test both agents and their equipment sorely.

Lost Waters by Kreg Steppe

Daniel
Pleasant, agent of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is assigned to
the United States of America to track down some missing items from the
Archives. Pleasant is partnered up with a clankerton from the Office of
the Supernatural and Metaphysical (O.S.M.) Elijah Paxton, and together
the two set off to track the missing Archive items, their power rumoured
to be able to bend time and space itself.

The Taniwha of Ana Cove by Lewis Hoban

Doctor
Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds
of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of
disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in
peril, but also her very life. When she discovers was lurks in the
deadly cove, she may have to reconsider her role as a field agent.

Tales
from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of
Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels,
characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to
come.
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