Review: Operation: Endgame by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris

Posted December 26, 2018 by Jen in Rating B, reviews, steampunk Tags: , , , ,

Operation: Endgame
Author:
Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
Reviewer:
Jen
Rating: B/B+

What I’m Talking About:

Operation: Endgame is just that… the final adventure with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences for our beloved heroes, Eliza Braun and Wellington Books. I have loved Books and Braun since their first story and am sad to let them go. However, the authors did a great job wrapping up their time with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. This is definitely not a standalone story; it is the culmination of the five previous books.

The bulk of the story is spent following B and B as they chase down their ultimate nemesis, Jekyll. Meanwhile, Bruce and Brandon are tracking down the House of Usher and trying to discover more/stop Ragnarok. Per usual, multiple point-of-views are employed so readers can follow all aspects of the larger picture. The story is fast-paced and a bit confusing at times (mostly because it’s been so long since I had read the previous books).

Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris have created a wholly original world filled with exciting gadgets, interesting times, and absorbing characters. They fold historical and literary references into their world, tying it to the familiar while reinventing history. Operation: Endgame showcases all of the supporting characters and resolves most of the outstanding plotlines in an agreeable way, yet leaves a window open for future fun. It is the fitting end for Books and Braun, and I’ve enjoyed this series from start to conclusion. Smart and at times silly, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series showcases a partnership and love that stands the test of time.

My Rating:  B+/B, Liked It
Jen

About the Book:

Join Agents Books and Braun on their final adventure with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences! 

There is no time to rest for Eliza D Braun and Wellington Thornhill Books. The man who has haunted and hounded them since the fall of the Maestro, Doctor Henry Jekyll, is now on a killing spree, using bizarre, theatrical murders as a way to taunt their inability to capture the. It falls on Books and Braun to turn the tables on Jekyll and bring him to justice. 

As Wellington and Eliza continue their pursuit of the madman Jekyll, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences stand against a recent surge in House of Usher activity. Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill discover more about the intention of Operation: Ragnorok, and the Ministry find themselves in a race to thwart Usher’s intent to plunge the world into chaos, despair, and a noticeable lack of clotted cream for Devon Teas. 

The Ministry will not let this stand.

Release Date: December 26, 2017
Publisher:
Self-published
Series:
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #6
Genre:
Steampunk
Format(s):
paperback (287 pages), e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Purchased with my own funds

Purchase Info:
Amazon

Reviews in the Series:
Phoenix Rising by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #1)
The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #2)
Dawn’s Early Light by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #3)
The Diamond Conspiracy by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #4)
The Ghost Rebellion by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris (Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #5)