A Tea and Brandy Gig: A Rucksack Universe Story

A Tea and Brandy Gig: A Rucksack Universe Story
$2.99eBook: $2.99
Series: Rucksack Universe
Genres: Alternate World/Alternate History, Fantasy, Magical Realism, New, Travel Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Tags: Catalog, Featured, Stories
Publisher: Rucksack Press
Publication Year: 2020
Format: Ebook
Length: Short story
ISBN: 9781940119540

The trouble is, kindness is trouble.

Disgraced. Jobless. Kicked out of the butler’s guild. Pennyton believed he had done the right thing. The kind thing. Look where that got him. Yet when he answers a surprise knock on his door, Pennyton finds himself where he least expected: on a one-night gig driving a carriage for a rich journalist who paid in full and up front.

Trouble is, now Pennyton sits on his freezing arse. In the London dark. On a hard carriage seat behind impatient horses. Waiting for hours at the mouth of a dark alley full of bad news. Waiting. And waiting…

Then a terrible sound tells Pennyton that trouble just found him again.

If you love a down-on-their-luck hero with a good twist, then get ready to curl up with your favorite beverage and “A Tea and Brandy Gig.”

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About the Book

The Rucksack Universe series combines alternate history, speculative fiction, myth, adventure, globetrotting, and intrigue—all with well-poured pints of beer. Library Journal says Anthony St. Clair’s storytelling has “universe building reminiscent of Terry Pratchett,” and readers say they love the Rucksack Universe’s unique combination of “quirk, wit, travel, and magic.”

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About the Author
Anthony St. Clair

Anthony St. Clair creates compelling fiction and non-fiction for a curious world full of everyday discoveries, endeavors, and surprises. Since 2000 Anthony has worked in online content, and he has been a full-time independent writer since 2011. He is the author of the ongoing Rucksack Universe series; covers craft beer, food, business, entrepreneurship, and more for various publications; and is a copywriter and content manager for select clients. When not at his desk or in his kitchen in Eugene, Oregon, Anthony is on an adventure with his wife, son, and daughter.

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