Series: Parasol Protectorate
Published by Orbit on April 1st 2010
Genres: fantasy, Historical, Romance, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Paranormal
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Also in this series: Soulless, Changeless
Also by this author: Etiquette & Espoinage, Soulless
Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.CHANGELESS is the second book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.The Parasol ProtectorateSoullessChangelessBlamelessHeartlessTimeless
For more from Gail Carriger, check out:
The Custard ProtocolPrudenceImprudence
Finishing School (YA)Etiquette & EspionageCurtsies & ConspiraciesWaistcoats & WeaponryManners & Mutiny
I think this one may be one of my favorite in the series. We get to visit Scotland, and see a family face from the Finishing School series. We also see how Alexia interacts with her sister. And let’s just say for the record that I don’t like her sister.
The mystery about why the events are happening is fun and takes you on an adventure. We also meet Madame LaFeux. She’s an interesting character, and I love her.
Also the aethographers are new to Alexia. I love how she gets giddy over new technology. She’s definitely an odd person in the sense of the time.
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