Welcome back to another installment of Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here's another great looking steampunk book coming out by Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist (review). I look forward to reading this new world of hers!
Title: Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel
Author: Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
From the author's website:
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 top-secret organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling—will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza 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—must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot…or see England fall to the Phoenix!