The Osiris Curse (Tweed & Nightingale Adventure, Book 2)

By Paul Crilley

Steampunk Sherlock Holmes meets The X-Files with a splash of romantic rigidity and a wide dose of adventure.

When Nikola Tesla is murdered and blueprints for his large 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 an analogous humans chargeable for Octavia's mother's disappearance. because the situations intertwine, Tweed and Nightingale's investigations make them a murdered archeologist and a mystery society referred to as The airtight Order of Set. Fleeing the cult's wrath, they pass undercover at the luxurious airship, The Albion, commencing on her maiden voyage to Tutankhamen's View, a 5 megastar resort in-built the hollowed-out and refurbished nice Pyramid of Giza.

In Egypt, the duo start to resolve the negative fact at the back of Tesla's loss of life, a mystery so earth-shattering that if published it can 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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The thump echoed round the bridge. And Tweed surged up right into a sitting place, sucking in a big gulp of air and knocking his head opposed to Octavia's within the technique. He regarded round in a daze. He rubbed his chest gingerly, then became his faded face to Octavia and touched his brow. “Ow,” he stated. Octavia stared at Tweed in amazement, then grabbed his jacket and yanked him right into a fierce kiss. They held the kiss for particularly many years. Tweed's hand got here up and tenderly cupped her face. Then Octavia broke off and slapped him. tough. “Ow! ” He checked out her in amazement. “What the hell, Songbird? ” “Sorry. yet you deserved that. ” “What for? ” “For loss of life. ” “For…Wait, I…died? ” “For approximately 5 mins. ” “How…? ” he rubbed his chest back then checked out Octavia. “You…? ” She wiped her eyes and nodded, smiling. “Bother. you are most likely going to carry that over me now, will not be you? ” “Oh, yes,” she acknowledged, all of sudden giggling via her tears. “Without a doubt. ” He nodded. “Thought so. supply me a hand. ” Octavia helped him up. He limped over to envision on Nehi and Sekhem. They have been either lifeless. He prepared their our bodies, crossing their fingers over their chest. “There's whatever open air we'd like. ” He guided her to the door. “What? ” she requested. “It's within the hall. ” Octavia regarded into the passage. there has been not anything there. Tweed gave her a small shove. She staggered out of the bridge and became to examine him in amazement. “Hey…” “Sorry, Songbird,” he acknowledged. Then he closed the door. Tweed locked the door and headed for the steerage controls. “Tweed,” Octavia shouted, “what are you doing? Tweed? ” He neglected her, pondering again to whilst he had noticeable the pilots steerage the Albion. He driven the levers that fed the Tesla generators, then spun the large wheel to show the send towards the south. He'd considered this for days now, brooding about what he used to be going to do once they obtained to London. He knew now. He'd been stressing approximately who he was once. How he hadn't earned his position on this planet. He knew he needed to do whatever, anything that will make him suppose like he belonged. Belonged within the human race. Elizabeth's phrases got here again to him. the place you come back from doesn't outline who you're. You forge that direction each day along with your activities. He'd stopped Sekhem and Nehi. He'd earned his physique, his soul. He'd earned his position. however it did not finish there. He may perhaps nonetheless support others. Molock was once mistaken. If Hyperborea used to be printed to the area, if the cause of their disorder used to be published, humans might aid. There will be no struggle. He knew this with a sure bet he had by no means felt ahead of. The Albion heaved slowly round and left London at the back of. What had Molock acknowledged? Thrace, the capital urban of Hyperborea, was once north of London. And as he recalled, south of Thrace there wasn't something. simply empty grasslands. So…about right here could be tremendous. He stopped the Albion, then grew to become to the dying ray. He picked Tesla's soul up from the place Octavia had left it at the console and inserted it into the slot. Then he pulled the lever, powering up the weapon. Tweed took out his watch and flicked the lid up.

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