By Darren Craske

Bidding an emotional farewell to Dr. Marvello's vacationing Circus, old fashioned leaves for Egypt with only clairvoyant fortune-teller Madame Destine by means of his part. as soon as within the land of the pyramids they have to do conflict with barren region thieves, unearth long-buried secrets and techniques, and try and foil the villainous Hades Consortium's plans to poison the River Nile. With a complete new forged of characters this can be a ripping Victorian event tale that includes Cornelius Quaint—part Sherlock Holmes, half Indiana Jones, half Harry Houdini. the days known as The Equivoque precept a "boisterous comedy" with "hairpin plot twists" and its sequel follows within the grand culture of Victorian serials.

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I think Rajah has learned his lesson, Kipo. ’ ‘Bad Rajah! No supper for you,’ said Kipo, as he tugged on the tiger’s chain and led him back onboard the steam train. To anyone else this might have seemed a strange affair, but for Ruby Marstrand it was a common occurrence as part of Dr Marvello’s Travelling Circus. Surrealism she could handle – it was reality that was sometimes difficult to grasp. ‘Destine, thank God I’ve found you,’ she said breathlessly. The elderly fortune-teller lifted her white lace veil.

Quaint snarled back. ‘She was poisoned with the very stuff that I’m trying to stop getting to Egypt! And whose fault was it that she was poisoned, hmm? Prometheus, the Hades Consortium is like a puddle of oil leaking from a can. The stain will spread further by the second unless someone plugs it up. ’ ‘But ye said that ye were done gallivantin’ about the globe. ’ said the Irishman. Quaint folded his arms across his chest. ’ frowned Prometheus. Cornelius Quaint forced himself to swallow the words resting on his lips.

CHAPTER III The Unfriendly Negotiations CHRISTMAS WAS LESS than a month away and scenes of revelry were not limited to the platform of Grosvenor Park station. In keeping with the season, all throughout London traders were busy selling roasted chestnuts in crowded market places, carol singers congregated on many a street corner, and the sound of brass instruments filled the air. Despite the onset of the season, however, there was one man severely lacking in any good will. ‘This is getting rather monotonous, Ferret,’ snarled Cornelius Quaint, sucking hard on his bruised knuckles.

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