By Paul Crilley
Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files with a touch of romantic stress and a wide dose of adventure.
When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his tremendous guns are stolen, Tweed and Nightingale are drawn right into a worldwide cat and mouse chase along with his killers. What's extra, it sounds as if the folks who shot Nikola Tesla are a similar humans accountable for Octavia's mother's disappearance. because the situations intertwine, Tweed and Nightingale's investigations cause them to a murdered archeologist and a mystery society known as The airtight Order of Set. Fleeing the cult's wrath, they cross undercover at the luxurious airship, The Albion, commencing on her maiden voyage to Tutankhamen's View, a 5 megastar resort inbuilt the hollowed-out and refurbished nice Pyramid of Giza.
In Egypt, the duo start to get to the bottom of the negative fact in the back of Tesla's dying, a mystery so earth-shattering that if published it should suggest rewriting the total heritage of the realm. but when the cult's plans aren't stopped, Britain may possibly lose the long run.
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Extra resources for The Osiris Curse (Tweed & Nightingale Adventure, Book 2)
It soothed her spirit. these moments while she was once drifting off to sleep, the fireplace banked, coals pink and sparkling, the snow piling up opposed to her window, have been moments of natural and utter peace for her. Likewise, these moments simply after waking, while the worries of the realm hadn’t intruded into her brain, while she may possibly simply…float on her desires for it slow longer. And now an individual used to be attempting to take that clear of her. Manners knocked at the door. “Miss Octavia. ” Octavia shuddered. Her father had once more upgraded their automaton, moving the soul of Manners right into a new housing, one who really had the functions of speech. most folk didn’t love it, yet they have been nonetheless upgrading their constructs. needed to stay alongside of the buddies, in spite of everything. “What? ” she snapped. “Two gents require your presence on the door. ” “Tell them to leave. ” “I did warn them, leave out Octavia. I advised them that you just didn't wish to be disturbed while you're resting. ” “And what did they are saying? ” “They stated to inform you it really is Ministry enterprise. ” Octavia frowned. Ministry company? Why on the earth could the Ministry be contacting her? The Ministry was once a shadowy, mystery association, the true strength in the back of the govt.. were for over years, it seems that. With the occasions of final yr, the Queen herself had ordered a freshen up of the secretive division, yet Octavia didn’t imagine she’d have a lot success with that. The Ministry was once some distance too huge, a long way too…well, mystery, relatively. They wouldn’t quit their independence. they may faux to, yet they wouldn’t rather. Octavia couldn’t aid consider a flutter of worry on the considered Ministry brokers at her door. not anyone was once presupposed to comprehend that she and Tweed labored for the Queen. Chase and Temple did, evidently, yet they weren’t Ministry. They have been mystery provider, and have been below very strict directions to not inform somebody. anything to do with Barnaby, then? Tweed’s father. followed father, Octavia corrected. Seeing as Tweed used to be grown in a lab, he didn’t fairly have a father. “Tell them I’ll be down in a minute. I’m simply getting dressed. ” “Of path, leave out Octavia. ” The footsteps moved backpedal the steps. Octavia sighed. there has been not anything else for it. She received away from bed and pulled on her trousers and blouse, then slipped her waistcoat and heavy jacket excessive. She tied her black hair up on the again, pinned it in position, then hesitated at her table. should still she take her Tesla gun? No, no element. She’d most likely be searched, and there has been no warrantly it might be given again to her. Octavia slipped into the lavatory and gave herself a short wash. She had bathed whilst she got here in prior this morning, however the chilly water refreshed her a little bit. She headed downstairs to discover males in exact black fits and black overcoats status in her hallway. They hadn’t even troubled to take the hats from their heads—hats, she famous, that have been related standard to the fedora Sekhem had worn the day prior to this. Disrespectful buggers. “Yes? ” she stated. one of many Ministry brokers, a tall guy who was once so skinny his cranium looked as if it would push opposed to his epidermis, became to her.