The Daring Adventures of Darwin and Cecile

The Daring Adventures of Darwin and Cecile

5.5K Reads 664 Votes 10 Part Story
Kristin Jacques By krazydiamond Updated Jan 26, 2016

***Winner of @JessicaBFry's Fantasy Writing Competition: Terrifying Creatures of the Deep***
***Winner of The Under the Sea Writing Contest @Jos1eDemuth and @BrittanieCharmintine***

***Slow, slow updates***

Sir Charles Darwin, favored scientist of her Majesty, is riding high off his successful Catalog of the Empire's Fauna.  The winds of expansion are on the horizon. Sir Darwin is charged with a new task of exploration; the study and discovery of creatures beyond the Empire's holdings, including what lurks beneath the sea. 
In London's dockyard, Darwin realizes he's in for more than he bargained for when the Queen's Admiral shows him a very curiously ill sailor. The scientist will need a special kind of guide for this expedition, one worth her Majesty's gold, but the Captain and the Ship are nothing he ever expected.

***Cover art: Steampunk Mermaid Nouveau by Tiger-Tyger Photo Manipulation by "Secret Friend of Awesomeness"***

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JesseSprague JesseSprague Feb 19, 2016
I'm glad I finally started in on this one. So far very lighthearted, with a sarcastic bent to the humor (my favorite kind) and an interesting twist on history...also fun :) I look forward to reading more.
BernaTale BernaTale Jan 15, 2016
Very good first part! It made me wanna read more. My applause to you!
MattParker0708 MattParker0708 Oct 02, 2015
Now, there's a side of Queen Vicky I've never seen before.
                              He he.
                              I like the tone of this; it's like Steampunk meets X-Files. Where are the men in black?
MistressOP MistressOP Sep 06, 2015
you always pick really good pictures. my geeky girl lol wants to read more.
RebeccaSky RebeccaSky Sep 01, 2015
I love Charles and Victoria' interaction, such a refreshing twist on how royalty acts. Very well written too!
LynnS13 LynnS13 Aug 29, 2015
A story with a hook and solid reference within historical context. I'm loving this!