Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine
A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novels)

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On balance, Phoenix Rising is a successful first outing and I hope to see more from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences — I’ve got The Janus Affair on order. It also confirms Pip or Philippa Ballantine as an author to watch.
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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.
 

About Pip Ballantine

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PIP BALLANTINE is a writer, podcaster and librarian. Her novels have been shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel and Parsec awards. In 2009, the podcast version of Chasing the Bard won a Sir Julius Vogel Award. She is currently residing in Wellington.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Harper Voyager. 421 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by David Marshall on Oct 09 2012

On balance, Phoenix Rising is a successful first outing and I hope to see more from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences — I’ve got The Janus Affair on order. It also confirms Pip or Philippa Ballantine as an author to watch.

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