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Ptolemy's Tablet

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3.37  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Rev. Emil Stone is a curator of knowledge.
Misha “Puzzle” Kaslov is a knight.
They’re supposed to be partners…and they are. But their relationship is significantly more than just business.

Rev. Emil Stone and his bodyguard (and then some) Misha "Puzzle" Kaslov are doing what they do best: tracking down an artifact of mystical make and unknown power. Their assignment takes
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Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
....but what does the tablet do?!?

If Indiana Jones and James Bond are lovers and agents of a secret society a bit like the Library meets Warehouse 13.
Geetha Krishnan
Feb 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it, but I would have loved to see more of how Emil and Misha's relationship got where it did. The evolution is completely bypassed. Still, I loved their dynamics. ...more
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
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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 thought it was w
Lakshmi C
Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it
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. ...more
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