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Ptolemy's Tablet

(Shades Below Shorts #1)

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"So. How was Egypt?" "You wouldn't believe me if I told you."

Follow Rev. Emil Stone and his bodyguard (and then some) Misha "Puzzle" Kaslov as they hit the shores of the Mediterranean. Emil and Puzzle are doing what they do best-tracking down an artifact of mystical make and unknown power. In the process they find themselves pitted against mercenaries, secret police...and
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Published March 22nd 2015 by Smashwords Edition
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Shaunta
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock. I received Ptolemy's Tablet from its author and from them. This short novella has two main characters Emil and Misha who are worldly partners in an attempt to save the mundane (human) world. The story takes with the two in Egypt, the authors knowledge of the culture and area were very thoroughly researched and made you feel like you were actually seeing the scenery and action taking place. The author also used a good blen ...more
Erin
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun, sweet, adventurous tale

I'm glad we get a little peek into Emil & Misha. You don't need to read the 1st book in this series to enjoy this story. If you want to wet your appetite on this you could, and then when you inevitably want more you'll be able to spot the moment they leave for Egypt, and then come back with the info & just feel that much smarter for knowing their secrets & adventures.

There is some gay lovin' in this novella if you are sensitive about such things. I thou
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Lakshmi C
This is a short story in the Shades Below series and takes us on an adventure with Emil and Misha. They are in Egypt to recover a dangerous artifact, but they are not the only ones. Emil and Misha struggle with their feelings for each other as they are hunted by the secret police and mercenaries. I liked Emil, he was clever and considerate, the name Puzzle is apt for Misha. The author describes action sequences really well and Egyptian culture is woven seamlessly into the narrative. I just wish ...more
Barbara Strickland
I enjoyed this very much as I am a fan of this series. The only reason I have given it a three star and not more was that it is a short story and more of a expansion of characters we meet in the main plot through the series. It wouldn't be fair to those novels as these are much more complex.
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