The Court of the Spider Queen

      Ziggy Tausend
The Court of the Spider Queen

Take your funny bone deep into the African jungle with Captain Tripp Vaguely on a hunt for an unthinkable prize. Along the way, dry wit and swift action ensue as the Captain and his cohort's antics bring about a collision of worlds on the back of pseudo-spiritual Victorian gadgetry. Subterranean spider people and an arch-nemesis provide excitement and humor at the timely Captain's expense.Take your funny bone on an extraordinary adventure with Captain Tripp Vaguely! You will be hurled into immediate action as the Captain and his most trusted compatriot, Ghost-Tongue the Anasazi, trek deep into the jungles of darkest Africa to capture a legendary beast with cosmically-sighted goggles and a portable, gear-churned arsenal! These are just the tip of the extraordinary iceberg when the American bravado and Victorian gadgetry of Captain Tripp Vaguely is in play! Fast-paced action and dry wit ensue as the duo confronts both a race of humanoid arachnids and the Captain's arch-nemesis, the wicked and phonetic Doctor von Skaar! You'll laugh. You'll groan. You'll break a sweat!The Court of the Spider Queen is the first short story installment of the Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Tripp Vaguely and the first book in the Fascination Chronicles; a humorous adventure series by author, Ziggy Tausend and his Clandestine Tales. It introduces the reader to the Captain and his cohort, Ghost-Tongue while forging the first step toward his next mysterious but surely impossible goal. Poking fun whilst simultaneously embracing the pulp format of bygone years, the Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Tripp Vaguely are quick journeys through the fantastic. An Edisonade-style steampunk genre infused with mythology and humor, the Court of the Spider Queen is but the opening of the door into a realm without boundaries. Further releases will follow soon, as Clandestine Tales (clandestinetales.com) prepares to carry the reader into vast worlds of excitement. Visiting Clandestine Tales also offers extra glimpses into the background of the characters and helpful information such as a Glossary of Terms to fill in the gaps between the here and now and the Victorian past.

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    The Vulgar Gnome of Kettle's Knob

      Ziggy Tausend
The Vulgar Gnome of Kettle's Knob

Captain Tripp Vaguely and his closest cohort Ghost-Tongue are back in the second installment of the Fascination Chronicles. Scouring the realm of fairies for the maker of a tiny brass cannon, the duo find themselves at odds against one creature after the next under a sky littered with starlit limericks. But why all this trouble for one miniature machinist? is revealed but not all!The Captain is at it again! In search of the engineer who crafted a tiny brass cannon, Captain Tripp Vaguely and his closest cohort, Ghost-Tongue have ventured into Arcadia, the mythical realm of fairies. Misguided and mistaken, the duo find themselves at odds against one creature after the next under a sky littered with starlit limericks. Lives lost or otherwise thoroughly threatened pave the way for antics and heroics both great and hilarious as the Captain ekes out what victories he can. But why all this trouble for one miniature machinist? More is revealed in this, the second "episode" of the Fascination Chronicles!The Vulgar Gnome of Kettle's Knob is the second short story installment of the Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Tripp Vaguely and the second book in the Fascination Chronicles; a humorous adventure series by author, Ziggy Tausend and his Clandestine Tales. It takes the reader along the next step in the Captain's mysterious goal. Poking fun whilst simultaneously embracing the pulp format of bygone years, the Extraordinary Adventures of Captain Tripp Vaguely are quick journeys through the fantastic. An Edisonade-style steampunk genre infused with mythology and humor, the Captain's stories are but the opening of the door into a realm without boundaries. Further releases will follow soon, as Clandestine Tales prepares to carry the reader into vast worlds of excitement. Visiting Clandestine Tales also offers extra glimpses into the background of the characters and helpful information such as a Glossary of Terms to fill in the gaps between the here and now and the Victorian past.

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