The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless

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Overview

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?

The Parasol Protectorate is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

This bundle includes the whole series: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless.
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Editorial Reviews

io9.com
"Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse."
Locus
"A delightfully fun supernatural comedy of manners, with a refreshing romance thrown in - and a highly promising first novel."
RT Book Reviews
Praise for the Parasol Protectorate Series:

"Spectacular debut novel...a real page-turner."

Lev Grossman
"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."
From the Publisher
Praise for the Parasol Protectorate Series:

"Spectacular debut novel...a real page-turner."—RT Book Reviews

Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse."—io9.com

"A delightfully fun supernatural comedy of manners, with a refreshing romance thrown in - and a highly promising first novel."—Locus

"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

"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, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Magicians

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316212274
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Series: Parasol Protectorate
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 13,541
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Gail Carriger
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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    LOVE IT!

    I LOVE these stories and HIGHLY recommend them as engaging and excellent entertainment. I hope Gail Carriger writes more Parasol Protectorate stories; I'm going to hate saying goodbye to these quirky characters.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Clever and Charming, Highly Recommended!

    I read a few reviews of this series from individuals that also enjoyed some of my favorite urban fantasy titles and I do declare: the Parasol Protectorate is, undfortunately, a well-kept secret! I usually find Victorian-era stories lack the edge I prefer in my fantasy but this series has more than enough bite to keep me engaged. Also included are vampires, werewolves, ghosts and a a selection of other creatures handled in a fresh way. Gail Carriger should be applauded for her talent and skill not just in prose but world-building and atmospherics. I'm nearly finished with the third book in the set of five and I've already blocked out time in my weekend to finish the last two. Addictive, hilarious and full of tension, do yourself a favor and order this set immediately.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2014

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    A little difficult to get into, but ultimately worth it. This i

    A little difficult to get into, but ultimately worth it.

    This is a fun story once you get into it, Alexia is a young woman in her 20's who has been dubbed a spinster since she was 15.   Alexia is very much her own person and she doesn't let anyone, not her mother nor dashing werewolf Earl, Conall Maccon, tell her what to do.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2013

    Excellent

    Great series!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Really fun series. I don't normally like paranormal books, but

    Really fun series. I don't normally like paranormal books, but these books are well written with interesting characters and stories that move along at a fast pace. The mores and fashions of the 19th century English local make for an interesting read. Basically about a British Empire in which vampires, werewolves, and ghosts are able to be formed when a person has a large amount of soul. The main character, Alexia, an independently and intellectually minded lady, is interesting and you can't help but root for her.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    A Fine Series

    I enjoyed this series. The plot and unique characters were cleverly written so that it was not predictable. I enjoyed the way everything was wrapped up so neatly at the end of the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Really like this series

    A series that made me laugh out loud! Very entertaining in a quirky kind of way. Different spin on the paranormal romance thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Delightful, a historical fantasy, rendered with tongue in cheek.

    Delightful, a historical fantasy, rendered with tongue in cheek. Many creative words and characters all stirred in for a rompus through Europe and Egypt.

    In the proper hands I would love to see this tranlated to the screen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Loved these books!

    Not normally the genre that I read but I loved them!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Smart, witty plus a mystery

    Fun to read and addicting. Well worth the money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Addicting!!

    I read these over a weekend and wish there where more in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2014

    Wonderful series! I couldn't put it down. Lively characters that

    Wonderful series! I couldn't put it down. Lively characters that are extremely well written, lots of plot twists and turns, and the supernatural part isn't overwritten as many are today. This is a series I could read over and over. I hope that she continues this series or at least branches out with some of the characters.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Loved it!

    Highly recommend this series! Couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted October 25, 2013

    Entertaining

    This was a good read for the money. A lot of action and kept me entertained for several days. Missed a lot of TV which can be only good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    I love it so much

    As soon as I finished I had to read it again. Awesome series, if you like steam punk, corsets, and witty banter.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Fun read.

    Fun collection. Saw the recommendation in C.L.Bevill's facebook page. Good entertainment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Read Souless and it was impossible not to get the whole set.

    For once the main character is not a lovely petite person with perfect features, nor, shy about speaking her mind. She is intelligent, resourful and a woman truthful, knowing what she is and not afraid to express it. For once a real woman with a strong character.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Well written!

    Extraordinary on all levels: imaginative, witty, and engaging. Well worth the investment of your time and money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Loved it

    Awesome series

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Great series

    I love everything about this series. Its witty and suspensful.

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