Follow a peculiar explorer & downstrodden acrobat in the #adventure #comingofage novel from Patrick Canning #excerpt

Check out the book, The Colonel and the Bee, by Patrick Canning, as featured in this post from D.E. Haggerty’s blog.

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A peculiar explorer and downtrodden acrobat span the globe on a building-sized hot air balloon, in search of a precious artifact and the murderous treasure hunter who seeks it.

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Title: The Colonel and the Bee

Author: Patrick Canning

Genre: Adventure/Coming of Age

Published: 6/1/2018

~ Blurb ~

Beatrix, a spirited but abused acrobat in a traveling circus, seeks more than her prison-like employment offers. More than anything, she wants to know her place in the world of the halcyon 19th century, a time when the last dark corners of the map were being sketched out and travel still possessed a kind of magic.

One night in Switzerland, the mysterious Colonel James Bacchus attends Beatrix’s show. This larger-than-life English gentleman, reputed to have a voracious appetite for female conquests, is most notable for traveling the world in a four-story hot air balloon called The Ox.

Beatrix flees that…

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