A Pest Most Fiendish

A Pest Most Fiendish Miss Pippa Kipling and her automaton companion the Porter exterminate pests of the supernatural variety What should be a typical job in your average haunted cavern soon derails in an inconveniently

  • Title: A Pest Most Fiendish
  • Author: Caighlan Smith
  • ISBN: 9780765392244
  • Page: 188
  • Format: ebook
  • Miss Pippa Kipling and her automaton companion, the Porter, exterminate pests of the supernatural variety What should be a typical job in your average haunted cavern soon derails in an inconveniently undead fashion Even with the aid of her gadget collection and the Porter s prowess, this task may prove fatal for Miss Kipling or worse, rip her petticoat.At the Publisher sMiss Pippa Kipling and her automaton companion, the Porter, exterminate pests of the supernatural variety What should be a typical job in your average haunted cavern soon derails in an inconveniently undead fashion Even with the aid of her gadget collection and the Porter s prowess, this task may prove fatal for Miss Kipling or worse, rip her petticoat.At the Publisher s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.

    One thought on “A Pest Most Fiendish”

    1. “I’ve got a hit. ‘Lichfiend’.”“A lichfiend? Gadzooks! What’s a lichfiend?”“‘They come from the bridge to the land of the dead. They breathe in ill will and breathe out soul-separating terror, which takes the form of a fog.’”“Or a mist. They couldn’t have used the word ‘mist’? It’s much more a mist than a fog.”“Hush, I’m still reading. ‘They create a special type of revenant—undead that devour the soul but not the flesh, blood or bone. A new revenant is [...]

    2. A fun quick read that does not take itself very seriously. The heroine is a young woman who is prone to silliness and frivolity in language. Mildly amusing at first, it segued into annoying as she was taking on a job, but a little skimming fixed that up fine. One past her verbal gymnastics with ignorant third parties, she could settle into playful friend-talk with her cyborg. The hunt for the monster ended up being rather interesting. A strange little twist tacked on at the end was unnecessary b [...]

    3. Obvious, but fun. I would definitely read more by this author, especially if it follows these characters. What grabbed me was the part about the head shots. 4 fun stars and highly recommended. :)

    4. The twee approach to Edwardian steampunk/clockwork ridiculousness mixed with fantasy reminded me strongly of Gail Carriger, specifically the Finishing School series.However, it was all very disjointed with new plot points cropping up all over the place with no build-up or foreshadowing, which distracted from my enjoyment of the story.(view spoiler)[Also, after reading The Weather by the same author, I have to wonder how many of her stories are going to be based around zombie twists. Unique zombi [...]

    5. This story sort of fits into the humorous fantasy semi-Victorian sub-genre of steampunk made popular by Gail Carriger's novels. I found it really charming: clever, engrossing and deliberately silly. It's actually a bit too clever and silly for its own good, but I enjoyed it very much just the same.

    6. “You’re always in danger of losing your soul.”A pleasant, self-contained bit of steam-punk fantasy, sort of. Not a waste of time.“The cannon must simply always be.”

    7. That was really delightful, and felt like a teaser prequel for a longer novel. I'll keep my eyes open, because I'd like to spend more time with the irrepressible and slightly annoying Miss Pippa Kipling and her automaton, Ms the Porter (who reminds me a little bit of K-2SO from the Star Wars movie "Rogue One"). An extra star for ridiculous words (I'm a sucker for ridiculous words) such as "the realm-renowned torture serum, the Screamatogizer."Read it for yourself, here: tor/2016/11/16/a-pest-

    8. A steampunk short story, featuring Miss Pippa Kipling and her automaton companion, the Porter, in their (paid) quest to exterminate pests of the supernatural variety. What should be a typical job in your average haunted cavern soon derails in an inconveniently undead fashion. Even with the aid of her gadget collection and the Porter s prowess, this task may prove fatal for Miss Kipling or worse, rip her petticoat.I really hope to see more of Miss Pippa and Ms The Porter in the future, they make [...]

    9. Another steampunk story I didn't hate! I'm on a roll lately. A Pest Most Fiendish is a comedic (see Tor, you do have comedic stories) little short about a Victorian woman and her automaton hunting down a strange Lichfiend. It feels a bit like it comes from a greater universe that I would benefit from knowing more about, but I think that it is a standalone. Regardless, it was a silly, quick read with a saucy female lead that I quite enjoyed.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *