Heartless (Parasol Protectorate Series #4)

Heartless (Parasol Protectorate Series #4)

by Gail Carriger

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ISBN-13: 9780316402040
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Parasol Protectorate Series , #4
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 97,615
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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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Heartless 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 239 reviews.
Merciel More than 1 year ago
Heartless was a letdown. I enjoyed the last three books, and though I did find enjoyment this one, it left me more annoyed than satisfied. My biggest issue with the book was with Lord Akeldama. I'm sure I'm in the minority when I write that I don't like him; I never did. Yet, I tolerated him because he was never such a prominent character. However, he is in Heartless. Even that wouldn't bother me so much if he weren't used as deus ex machina. Sure, his drones scour London and discover much, but sometimes, what he knows is ridiculous, and the only explanation we're ever given is "I'm Lord Akeldama." Later in the book, his drones happen to be at the right place at the right time with exactly what Alexia needs. How? Because he's Lord Akeldama. The way the whole ordeal with Alexia and the vampires from the previous book was resolved also felt too convenient, too quick, and too clean to be anything but lazy writing. The red herring was a waste of time and words, and it's bound to make things messy in the next book unless Carriger decides to just brush it away as she did with the vampire threat. It's not a terrible book, and if you enjoyed the last three books, you might as well continue with this one. Just keep in mind that it is the weakest book in the series. Hopefully, Timeless will be better.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Alpha of the Woolsey werewolf clan, Lord Maccon worries about his eight months pregnant wife Lady Alexia. He is unconcerned about her crankiness and complaints of bunions growing in her womb. His trepidation is whether her Metanatural unborn may be the second known soul stealer. He persuades her friend vampire Lord Akeldama, who's relative Queen Zenobia is the first, to adopt the baby. When Alexia learns an assassin stalks Queen Victoria, she waddles over to protect her Highness. However, her quest is dangerous as she dodges quills from zombie porcupines, vampires who want her dead, Biffy the werewolf still howling for her mentor Maccon, and the worst her clueless sister Felicity. The fourth Parasol Protectorate Victorian fantasy (see Soulless, Changeless and Blameless) is a fun at times jocular (especially when the married couple discuss her "bunions") investigative tale. The heroine escorts readers through a different London filled with eccentric otherworldly species not found in a Dickens' novel. Although the story line is thin even with several subplots that never fully gel, fans will enjoy Alexia's pregnant pause as she sets out to protect the Queen. Harriet Klausner
gaele 10 months ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 4 Narration: 4 Story: 3 Alexia is now about eight months along, and she and Conall are back to their ‘pre-his-freak out and despicable behavior’ moments in the last few months. And yes, while he’s ‘trying’ to make up for his missteps (badly) that’s not the primary focus of Alexia’s day. See, there’s a ghost who may or may not be connected to reality with a warning: someone is going to assassinate the Queen, and Alexia still has vampires looking to assassinate her and her unborn child, even as Akeldama is back and trying to keep them back. When you add in more information about Lyall’s past, and a curious sidetrack into Madame Lefoux and her woes, as well as more ‘shine time’ for Biffy in all of his heartbreaking and conflicted glory. The story here was slower to develop, and information we’d not before had did manage to add layers and interrupt the pacing that has come to define Alexia’s earlier behavior and actions didn’t take hold until about halfway on. Backstories and information fill out the why of much of the earlier action, and some of the quirks (particularly with Akeldama) dance around the foppish and centimeters left of annoying: although it is clear that he’s truly enjoying his association with Alexia, even as his ‘pet endearments’ border on ridiculous. But, that’s for another time: there are mysteries to solve and a soon-to-be infant to be protected. And the plot takes off in twelve directions: all of them clever (even those I don’t agree with) and most of them carrying the silliness and joy that I expect from this series and Carriger’s writing. From the questions about the Woolsey pack to the traitor in the Queen’s vicinity, there are few moments that don’t delight in ways that I’ve come to expect. Emily Gray brings Alexia to life with her portrayal, and allows a tinge of ‘just this side of put on” for Akeldema’s voice, you can almost feel him strutting about in brightly colored clothes, tailored to perfection. From the sorrow and confusion from Biffy, to the questions and decisions to be made about Alexia’s baby, each moment was given the time and respect it deserves as a part of this series and characters that have come to be so important to those of us who are following the series. Possibly the least engaging (at least early on) of the series for me, I still can’t wait to see the next in the series! I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: al conclusions are my own responsibility.
PanolaJD More than 1 year ago
Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet? Through all of Lord Maccon's brooding manner, Professor Lyall's shocking revelations, Lord Akeldama's sweet talk, Felicity Loontwill's sisterly nagging, Madame Lefoux's odd experiments, and Mr. Rabiffano's (aka "Biffy") unsettling transformations, Alexia is about to pop due to the 'infant-inconvenience'. Plus, if she's is not using her "condition" to her advantage among her's husband's pack or having tea & sweets with her friend, Mrs. Ivy Tunstell, Alexia is out collecting spectral samples, investigating Kingair assassination attempts, and jaunting about on BUR business with her trusty "harmonic auditor resonance disruptor" (pg. 74) Yet, can this 'Alpha Female' handle a supernatural death treat thrown into the mix with all the daily chaos already going on in her life full of Westminster Hive and Woolsey Pack troubles? Lady Alexia Maccon is at it again. . . being her usual nutty, obsessive, and constantly-on-the-go self but now eight months pregnant. She's back in London and spending lots of time with her yummy Alpha husband, something I sorely missed in the last couple of books. Expect lots of silly scientific references and proper Victorian-era mannerisms that really spice up Carriger's Protectorate's world as well as getting a glimpse of the newest member to the Woosley pack near the end of the book. Plus, many past characters make appearances throughout the tale and many past stories are revealed from more than one pivotal figure. Overall, good fun! Likes: Alexia has really grown into her role as 'Alpha Female' in commanding the pack as well as being a loving wife to Connall, something that's sweet to see since witnessing her less-than-confident spinster self from Book #1 Dislikes: Ugh....Lord Akeldama PLEASE lay off some of those nick-name endearments, it's almost too sickeningly sweet!
SimplySaid More than 1 year ago
Really enjoy this series, now I have to wait until March 2012 for Timeless. Alexia is amazing as always even with the infant inconvenience slowing her down. Not my favorite book in the series but definitely enjoyable. I'm still partial to Blameless. There are some big surprises unintentionally uncovered in her ongoing investigation that caught me totally of guard. As always the characters are wonderfully charming. So just read it already, because you have to meet her baby!
ObsessiveLady More than 1 year ago
One of the things I love about the Parasol Protectorate series is how Gail Carriger parodies different types of Victorian literature with each volume. Heartless is the Sherlock-Holmes-style mystery of the group and boy is it a good mystery! I certainly didn't figure any of it out. Due to certain circumstances that occur throughout the third book, which I will not spoil for those who have not yet read it (though what are you waiting for?!), Alexia takes up residence in a town house next door to Lord Akeldama (delightfully foppish rove vampire), or so it will appear to the everyone. She's actually residing in Lord Akeldama's second best closet. However, not long after moving in they are alerted to a plot to kill the Queen and thus, as muhjah, Alexia embarks on a hunt to solve the mystery. As I said, the mystery is a good one, particularly as it reveals some very interesting facts about Alexia's father and about an assassination attempt that fans may remember being previously mentioned. It's also lovely to be back in London again with both the werewolves and vampires of the town. Whilst I loved Changeless and Blameless, I did miss the Westminster Hive and the interactions between Conall (when he's sober) and his pack. Speaking of pack interactions, we really get a closer look at the relationships of the Woolsey pack, which is something I really enjoyed, especially with how Conall is trying to handle the unexpected new member they gained at the end of Blameless. The story's climax is brilliant. It is full of drama with so many things happening that you just can't put it down because you want to know how it is all resolved. There were some things I found a little sad (don't worry; it's not what you might think!) but at the same time I am desperate to see how the new situation that arises from it will play out in the final instalment. Timeless cannot come out soon enough!
JessBess32 More than 1 year ago
Gail Carriger's Heartless takes us right back into the thick of things with Alexia and her chaotic life! She is in fact eight months pregnant with the infant-inconvenience as she names it and is having a trying time trying to solve mysteries and helping out poor Biffy the reluctant werewolf (bonus points if you can guess where I snagged that title!)! Alexia has a lot on her plate, dealing with supernaturals wanting to kill her because of her unborn child and what it might be, trying to figure out who has an out for the queen, and dealing with her crazy sister, it's shocking that's she able to maintain her sanity at all! But alas she does! Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series is by far one of my most fave steampunk series. It was my first one and I just fell in love with it! Alexia is a very witty character! What made me a little bonkers was the fact that she is strong female heroine of her time and yet she was against the women's suffrage movement, it was just mindboggling! The pacing was done rather well as we follow Alexia around as she tries to figure out who is trying to kill the queen and the answer is even more shocking than I imagined! I love the characters in this series from Alexia and her smart-mouth wit, to Lord Akeldama's flamboyant attitude to even Conall and his werewolf tendencies! He's a brute at times but a lovable brute! The ending was surprising as well, although some of it I predicted in a vague sense, but it still wraps things up nicely and leaves you wondering what kind of trouble Alexia will be getting into next! If you're wanting to get into the steampunk genre but are having a hard time, you should definitely give the Parasol Protectorate series a try for it is definitely one of my faves! Click here if you want to read my review of Soulless. Overall rating 5/5 stars
Tmyres1977 More than 1 year ago
Oh my! Where to begin? There are too many wonderful things in this book to cover them all and do so without giving away any major plot points or spoilers! First of all, let's begin with the absolutely lovely change in tenor in Connall and Alexia's relationship. In the past, they've relied heavily on barbed comments and physical affection to communicate their love for each other. In book four, we finally see them learning to communicate through words. I'm so happy to see this evolution in their relationship. While the humor of their earlier exchanges was delightful, this new aspect of their relationship is far more realistic and enjoyable for the reader . They are now truly believable as a couple. It's nice to see Connall's affectionate and gentle side when it comes to tending to his wife. As always, Carriger is a master at juggling the several relationships she's established throughout the series. There were a few heart-wrenching moments for poor Biffy as he struggles to adapt to his new life in the Woolsey Pack. But again, Lord Maccon's newfound softer side comes in to play here, which is quite sweet. I was so pleased to learn more about Professor Lyall. I had always wondered certain things about him, and Ms. Carriger does not disappoint in providing him a suitable and complex background. Madam Lefoux gets considerable page time, but that being said, I felt like she was here and there and gone again without really contributing much substance to the story in the earlier pages. However, that might have been exactly how Ms. Carriger wanted it. The inventor's flighty appearances and distracted demeanor are a direct result of something that occurs later in the book. So, her harried appearances are quite believable when you get the pay off at the end. Speaking of relationships, one of the most interesting aspects of the book is how - over time - the Woosley Pack and Westminster Hive become more and more intertwined. I'm fascinated how these two groups, who have been enemies, are slowly becoming. not friends, but at least tolerated allies. The evolution of this relationship has been slow and steady. Kudos to Ms. Carriger for making it a highly believable event when it finally comes to fruition!
Caitlin Carle More than 1 year ago
Surprisingly, enjoyed this more than the rest.
pen21 More than 1 year ago
Heartless is so much more than the first three. This series just gets better. Alexia and her werewolf husband are having a conflict. These two strong willed characters drive the plot as we all learn more about their world. Alexia can be a dominant female and she is great for a this time period.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just adore this series. Gail Carriger so wonderfully captures the flavor of Victorian London with wonderfully distinctive characters. These books brilliantly cross several different genres - steampunk, werewolves, vampires and Queen Victoria - oh my! Alexia Maccon shares the same fortitude of character, inquisitiveness and flawless manners that make Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody so endearing. A delightful way to exercise my vocabulary of four and five syllable words. Most highly recommended.
riverwillow on LibraryThing 26 days ago
The fourth book in the series and Alexia, now eight months pregnant, discovers that there is a plot to assassinate the Queen. As a result she's again plunged into investigating the dark period in her husband's life before he became the Alpha of the Woolsey Pack. The situation is further complicated because, once again, Alexia's life, and that of her unborn child, is under threat, this time from the vampires, equipped with zombie porcupines. Lord Akeldama, in collusion with Conall and Professor Lyle cook up a cunning plan. She may be eight months pregnant, with the 'infant-inconvenience' and with 'the distinct appearance of a stuffed goose with bunions' doesn't prevent her from foiling the attempts on her and Conall's lives; providing comfort to a young werewolf with issues; jumping in and out of carriages and personal dirigibles; causing the odd explosion, wield her parasol and drink copious amounts of tea. Fabulous.
litaddictedbrit on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This is the fourth of five books in the Parasol Protectorate series featuring Alexia (spinster-come-lady), Lord Maccon (deliciously rugged and handsome werewolf), Lord Akeldama (somewhat effeminate rove vampire) and Queen Victoria.Set in an alternative Victorian England, these books positively ooze charm and wit and are so much fun to read. The characters are wonderful and the tone just perfect. Kooky inventions, daring transportation, perfectly coiffed hair and battered bustles - what more could you want?! Vampires, werewolves, ghosts and a preternatural...? Why of course!The only real question is which werewolf you're going to fall in love with. I'm a Lord Maccon girl myself - his and Alexia's relationship is one of the best things about this series. Their sarcastic and barbed exchanges garnered many a chuckle from me and were balanced superbly with a heart-warming sense of genuine, old-fashioned romance. Lord Maccon, however, is an animalistic, barely-tamed Scottish Alpha werewolf. My mother, however, prefers his Beta - Professor Lyall. His more refined, under-stated elegance and subtle command is clearly more her style. (And no, I do not want this psycho-analysing...)Heartless is a great addition to the series and I actually enjoyed it more than Blameless (the third of the series). There's a good 'mystery' for Alexia to interfere with and some excellent twists to keep you intrigued. It's also a great one for developing the histories of some of the main characters and spinning the relationships and personalities around a little to keep things fresh. Ivy, for one, gets an overdue bit of attention and flourishes for it.All of this said, if you've read the beginning of the series, I doubt you'll need much convincing to carry on! You really don't need to worry - this is as good, if not better, than its predecessors.Oh, and the 'Parasol Protectorate' is finally born! Hurrah!Overall: If you haven't yet read Soulless, what on earth are you doing? Shoo! Go on, find yourself a copy, suspend reality and romp around Victorian England lamenting your bustle and rousing ghosts - you'll be glad you did!
kayceel on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Not as fun or charming as previous books in the series, though I still love the relationship between Alexia and her doting, werewolf Alpha husband.
Tmyres77 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Oh my! Where to begin? There are too many wonderful things in this book to cover them all and do so without giving away any major plot points or spoilers!First of all, let¿s begin with the absolutely lovely change in tenor in Connall and Alexia¿s relationship. In the past, they¿ve relied heavily on barbed comments and physical affection to communicate their love for each other. In book four, we finally see them learning to communicate through words. I¿m so happy to see this evolution in their relationship. While the humor of their earlier exchanges was delightful, this new aspect of their relationship is far more realistic and enjoyable for the reader. They are now truly believable as a couple. It¿s nice to see Connall¿s affectionate and gentle side when it comes to tending to his wife.As always, Carriger is a master at juggling the several relationships she¿s established throughout the series. There were a few heart-wrenching moments for poor Biffy as he struggles to adapt to a new situation in his life. But again, Lord Maccon¿s newfound softer side comes in to play here, which is quite sweet. I was so pleased to learn more about Professor Lyall. I had always wondered certain things about him, and Ms. Carriger does not disappoint in providing him a suitable and complex background.Madam Lefoux gets considerable page time, but that being said, I felt like she was here and there and gone again without really contributing much substance to the story in the earlier pages. However, that might have been exactly how Ms. Carriger wanted it. The inventor¿s flighty appearances and distracted demeanor are a direct result of something that occurs later in the book. So, her harried appearances are quite believable when you get the pay off at the end. Speaking of relationships, one of the most interesting aspects of the book is how ¿ over time ¿ the Woosley Pack and Westminster Hive become more and more intertwined. I¿m fascinated how these two groups, who have been enemies, are slowly becoming¿ not friends, but at least tolerated allies. The evolution of this relationship has been slow and steady. Kudos to Ms. Carriger for making it a highly believable event when it finally comes to fruition!
hoosgracie on LibraryThing 26 days ago
The story was a little choppy, but overall quite a fun entry in the series. Alexia is very pregnant and still investigating supernatural matters in Victorian era London.
ladycato on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Alexia Maccon is eight months pregnant and weary of vampires trying to assassinate her. Her "infant-inconvenience" is bound to be particular as the production of a soulless and a werewolf. However, there are plenty of other things to keep Alexia engaged as she wobbles about London. A mad ghost delivers news to her that the queen is in danger. Madame Lefoux is working on yet another dangerous and perplexing product. And the vampires--well, even the enigmatic Lord Akeldama is in for a surprise or two.This series is such a joy. It's a steampunk romp in the purist sense, bordering on ridiculous at times yet never losing its sense of fun. I can't help but admire Alexia for enduring so much mischief while so very pregnant. The ending isn't a cliffhanger, yet creates a very peculiar dilemma to be confronted in the next and final book of the series.
kristennicole on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Carriger's writing style is both treacle-sweet and acerbic. The action in her novels (and this one especially) make it difficult to put the book down! For those of you unfamiliar with the novels, you are missing out on one of the best series. The books feature steampunk elements, Victorian sensibilities and fashion, supernaturals, preternaturals, science, tea, accessories, and food--vast quantities of it!If you enjoy novels with gruff werewolves, flamboyant vampires, ludicrous hats, or strong female characters, then these are the books for you!
saramllr on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This series is so much fun. If you are in any way curious about the steampunk genre, start here. There are plenty of treacle tarts and parasols to go around.
cissa on LibraryThing 26 days ago
This is a very fun series, and I'm enjoying it even more as it progresses.Paranormal meets steampunk! Who can resist????The series is frivolous enough that while I do have the metaphysics of "soullessness" muttering in the back of my mind... I don't care, and these are fun anyway. Lovely twisty plots, silly but fun characters, and an interesting world (and i won't look too closely into the mechanisms thereof)- GREAT fun. And i like the "properness" of the sort-of Victorian setting, though it's also often ignored.I am very much looking forward to #5!
MickyFine on LibraryThing 26 days ago
The fourth book in the Parasol Protectorate series finds Alexia eight months pregnant but just prior to entering her confinement, she and her husband encounter a mad ghost who warns of an assassination attempt on the queen. Alexia quickly dives into an investigation, refusing to be impeded by the infant inconvenience, and discovers far more than she had bargained for.Carriger is in fine form with this novel and it remains thoroughly entertaining throughout. The characters continue to develop and there are very interesting revelations about the histories of some of the supernatural set. Carriger resolves some loose ends from previous novels in the series but also creates some new plot points that remain open-ended at the end of the novel. Humour abounds, as would be expected, and the mystery is well-crafted as well. What I most appreciate, is that the characters do not become cut-outs and Carriger throws new situations at them in every book that reveals new aspects of their personalities and makes them grow. A very satisfying continuation of the series.
sithereandread on LibraryThing 26 days ago
HEARTLESS, by Gail Carriger, is the wonderfully written fourth book in The Parasol Protectorate Series. Alexia is well into her pregnancy and the supernaturals in the area are all a twitter trying to figure out what the baby will be, soulless or not. But as always, Alexia finds herself in the midst of a mystery surrounding the Queen and heaps of trouble along with it.I am still so in love with this series! Alexia always seems to find herself in some sort of trouble and this book was no different. Well the main difference is that she is precariously waddling all over London with her infant-inconvenience. For as much as I cracked up reading about Alexia having a hard time moving around as she used to and how much more she needed to be eating, I was anxious for the baby to be born to find out its soul-status. And by the end I was completely shocked and upset that I didn't have Timeless in my hands at that moment!There is so much more to this book but I'm afraid of spoiling it so with the inclusion of favorite characters, an annoying sister character, an octomaton, and plenty of action this book is sure to please fans of the series!
beserene on LibraryThing 26 days ago
I may have mentioned, one or two times here on LT, that I thoroughly enjoy this series. My dear friend David also may have mentioned, just once or twice, that he enjoys this series -- which I take credit for, since I was the one who put the first book into his hands, many moons ago, and I am never one for unnecessary humility -- and others who have heard our collective evangelism for this series may also have indicated their respective enjoyment once they themselves witnessed the sheer joyful ridiculousness that is the Parasol Protectorate. If you are not convinced by now, what can I really say? Mind you, a lack of purpose will never stop me from speaking. This, the fourth volume in Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, may not be the strongest installment, but this is not a series where strength is an object. Style and wit are much more significant in this steampunk-ish supernatural romance, and I must say that 'Heartless' contains more than sufficient of both. In this book, we all get more of what we've been wanting -- Lord Akeldama, of course -- as well as a good dose of the usual fun, with werewolves transforming and vampires plotting and octopus automatons shedding perfectly good gears all over the place, and naturally Lady Alexia Maccon, nee Tarabotti, bothering about everywhere in exceptionally awkward yet brilliant ways. This is not mention hats. Or tea. But there is also plenty of both. (If you have not yet started the series at all -- and one does wonder what on earth could have stopped you -- you may wish to stop reading here, as the rest of this review does refer to things known only to readers who have already consumed the first few volumes.) I was delighted to see that, though our favorite lord and lady are comfortably back together after the difficulties of the previous episode, their togetherness did not dampen the adventurous spirit as it sometimes did in #2, my least favorite of the series. The fact that Alexia is hugely pregnant during this particular book also grants us an additional dynamic to the witty interactions between the characters and it is particularly pleasant to watch how she uses that state to her advantage in various situations. There were certain red herrings in the plot that I found a little over-utilized -- no, I shan't give anything away here -- but if you are looking for subtlety, you surely must have looked elsewhere by now. The whole package is a riotous romp, as we have come to expect, with not one but two especially intriguing twists to the road at the end of the book, sure to compel the reader into the next volume, when it arrives. One of those turns is a change unusual enough to make me wonder what direction the fifth book will take, and when a series can make a reader wonder such things this far in, that is a good sign. Overall, this book was a delight, the kind of delight that rams into buildings when its clockwork legs won't work right but always does an impeccable job tying its cravat. If you need more of a recommendation than that, I simply cannot help you.
bgknighton on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A very enjoyable installment to the series! Characters stay true, much happens, new developments are set up. Can't wait for the next one!
Meggle on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Another wonderful addition to The Parasol Protectorate. In Heartless, the fourth of the series, Lady Maccon must investigate a threat to the queen. We find out a little more about her father as well as some information about her husbands past. I particularly liked how everything came together at the end with the relocation of Woolsey Pack and the vampire hives and of course Alexia's signature wit was most entertaining throughout the whole story as well. I can't wait to see how the story progresses in Timeless.