The Little Clockwork Mermaid
by Pip Ballantine
The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is reveals in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there. The Sea Witch and her marvelous contraptions offer a way to pursue her dreams. What she will find there will change her fate forever.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Verity Fitzroy finds herself distracted from her duties with the Ministry Seven. When she endangers her fellow urchins, she begins to question her role in their life.
Cordelia is called to a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes for a joyful reunion. Her father though has been treading on dangerous ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Wellington and Eliza investigate an incredible haunting in the heart of London. What looks to be a job well done in the end quickly becomes a lump of coal in their stockings when their client takes some offense…
From the Tales from the Archives and the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences