Changeless Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1 2010
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"Soulless has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol, and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing."―Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians on Soulless
"Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history. . . . This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans."―Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on Soulless
"Carriger has created a wonderfully detailed world that is just one step to the side of our own."―sfrevu.com on Changeless
"The second episode in the 'Parasol Protectorate' should win it even more fans. I'm already hooked."―Locus on Changeless
"The dialogue is as smart and snappy as ever, full of intelligent humor and artful verbal sparring."―All Things Urban Fantasy on Changeless
"Changeless is the equal to Soulless: witty, sexy, graceful, and unpredictable. With a few more novels this delightful, Ms. Carriger will be challenging Laurell K. Hamilton and Charlaine Harris for the top of the New York Times bestseller lists."―Fantasy Magazine on Changeless
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.
The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. A manga adaptation released in Spring 2012 and a young adult series set in the same universe -- the Finishing School series -- launched in Spring 2013. Gail is soon to begin writing a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (2015).
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So begins the 2nd book in the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, and I couldn't have asked for a better sequel. Alexia is blooming in her role on the Shadow Council. Add to that a husband who understands her well enough to commission a very special parasol for her and she feels herself a lucky woman indeed. But what's life without a few challenges, eh? Alexia certainly has her work cut out for her what with Conall slipping off to Scotland without a word to her, a mysterious phenomenon that renders the supernaturals in London super-less, and an female inventor/scientist who dresses like a man and sets Alexia's instincts buzzing.Read more ›
Lord and Lady Maccon have been married three months and are still enjoying their newlywed status when Conall is obliged to travel to his ancestral home in the Scottish highlands. It isn't long till Alexia's investigation leads her to follow him.
As we learned in Soulless, the first book in this series, trouble seems to follow Alexia. Marriage has not changed this aspect of her life. Even when travelling in the confined environment of the dirigible, she has her intrigues.
Along with returning characters vampire Lord Akeldama and the wonderfully hatted Ivy Hisselpenny, we are introduced to the enigmatic Madame Lefoux. Dressed as a man, she is much more than the hat maker than she claims to be. I imagine that someone such as her would have been a like a fresh breeze in such a rigid society. All those rules of etiquette to be obeyed even when it is one's own family visiting. Ivy is still a colourful character with her wild hats and gaily patterned outfits. We also see a different side of her. Previously I thought her fairly frivolous, though when she sees that Alexia is having a social challenge, she jumps right in and re-directs the conversation into another area, even though she has no idea what she is talking about. A very funny scene that had me chuckling out loud.
Just as with Soulless, I loved this story.Read more ›
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