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Original artwork by @brianahertzog




The Colonel and the Bee

A peculiar explorer and downtrodden acrobat travel the globe on a building-sized hot air balloon, racing against a menagerie of deadly treasure hunters to solve a riddle and locate the precious artifact it promises. 

Around the World in Eighty Days meets Wizard of Oz, or as one reviewer put it: "Lara Croft, steampunk style."

I adored this story. And when I say I adored it, I mean that I have developed that kind of heart-warming affection for it that I have for some of my favourite childhood books. It is lovely.
— Catherine R. (I Can Only Blame My Shelf)
[…] Adventure that will continue to keep you hooked bite after bite, until you have scraped the bottom and can hardly believe you have finished the entire thing!
— Whitney (Honestly Austen)
Lara Croft, steam-punk style. This is the sort of book that demands creativity, and Canning delivers.
— Gordon L. (Airborn Press)
Canning has an undeniable way with words that makes reading this book sheer pleasure […] Five out of five stars. Highly recommended
— Jaxon R. (Readper)
You cannot help but instantly fall in love with Beatrix and laugh at her mischievous ways. I would thoroughly recommend this book
— J. Hughes (Babydolls and Razorblades)
Patrick Canning uses words in ways I never dreamed possible. His grasp of vocabulary is both amazing and unusual.  Even better are his characters.
— Connie H. (Monday Morning Indie)
More than heartily recommended, this is a must read for any who enjoy a clean, wickedly imaginative book.
— Virginia W. (Rosepoint Publishing)
This is a book well deserving of a fanbase and I recommend it very highly to those who love classic stories filled with action, morale, and a new adventure awaiting around every turn. I give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars!
— Rayleigh G. (Literature Approved)
As soon as you would get your heart rate near normal, the next chapter would bring you to the edge of your seat!
— Kristen M. (Escaping Between the Pages)