Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate) by Gail Carriger Paperback Book


Rent Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate)

Author: Gail Carriger

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Orbit

Published: Oct 2009

Genre: Fiction - Fantasy - Historical

Retail Price: $17.99

Pages: 288


Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

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BookLender review by trekfann on 2013-03-06 20:35:22

There are many books that people rave about that end up disappointing me, this is NOT one of them. Just the right blend of paranormal, romance, alternate history & steampunk. If the rest of the books in this series are as good as this one it will be well worth the wait until I can read them.

BookLender review by Christine on 2009-12-27 01:52:41

A light-hearted romantic paranormal adventure. Depictions of the gay characters were a bit ham-handed and stereotyped, but overall I thought the world and story were entertaining.