Dawn's Early Light: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novels) (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Agents Books and Braun travel to America to assist their colonial counterparts in an investigation meant mostly to keep them out of trouble on British soil! However, malevolent forces are at work and our agents will need to use all their cunning to make it home in one piece.

— From Deborah


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 in the third novel in the steampunk adventure series.

After being ignominiously shipped out of England following their participation in the Janus affair, Braun and Books are ready to prove their worth as agents. But what starts as a simple mission in the States--intended to keep them out of trouble--suddenly turns into a scandalous and convoluted case that has connections reaching as far as Her Majesty the Queen.

Even with the help of two American agents from the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical, Braun and Books have their work cut out for them as their chief suspect in a rash of nautical and aerial disasters is none other than Thomas Edison. Between the fantastic electric machines of Edison, the eccentricities of MoPO consultant Nikola Tesla, and the mysterious machinations of a new threat known only as the Maestro, they may find themselves in far worse danger than they ever have been in before...

About the Author

Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Book of the Order series, the Shifted World series, the Chronicles of Art series, and--with Tee Morris--the coauthor of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series. Her podcast of Chasing the Bard won the Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2009, and two of her novels have been short-listed for it. Originally from New Zealand, she now resides in Virginia with her husband, her daughter, and a mighty clowder of cats. Tee 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.

Praise For…

Praise for Dawn's Early Light

“Ballantine and Morris’ third entry in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences raises the bar for the entire series...Extensive worldbuilding, multi-faceted characters, fast-paced action, and an engaging plot all make for a thrilling, absorbing read.”—RT Book Reviews 

Praise for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series
“A dark and twisted roller-coaster of a read for those fond of elegant vernacular and bizarre weaponry.”—Fangoria
“[A] rollicking adventure series of the finest order.”—The Ranting Dragon

“Action, mystery, undercurrents of a personal nature and a pace that is sure to keep a reader’s interest.”—Night Owl Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425267318
ISBN-10: 0425267318
Publisher: Ace Books
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novels