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A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well-preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate.
Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and the situation turns to mummies. What is Alessandro’s real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
In this short story, New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of her beloved steampunk universe.
If you have ever wondered about Alexia’s father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures, character, and romantic interests. (9000 words ~ 15 pages). First published online (2012), reprinted in The Book of the Dead (2013), and Clockwork Cairo (2016).