Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella

Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella

by Gail Carriger

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BN ID: 2940153229706
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Series: Delightfully Deadly , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 103,866
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G L Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Supernatural Society series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.

Table of Contents

About Poison or Protect


1: The Game Begins

2: A Most Inferior Assignment

3: A Scottish Captain Will Not Be Handled

4: Dangling Feet and Participles

5: Ghostly Consequences

6: Riding Lessons

7: The Efficaciousness of Muff Pistols

8: A Scotsman Without His Banyan

9: The Deadlier of the Species

10: A Scotsman Without His Beard

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Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful short about Presha from the Finishing School series. Never expected to like Presha but the author does a fantastic job crafting a wonderful story and making Presha an interesting character with a sympathic backstory. Fans of Finishing School and Parasol Protectorate are sure to enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet story, which is a word I never thought I would use to describe Preasha's story. Usually I find novellas too short, but this was perfect. The perfect morsel to go with a cup of tea!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How is this possible? I detest romance novels as a rule, and usually can't even stomach the ripped bodice artwork and lurid, overdone descriptions of the "plot" that has been stretched like a corset on a hippopotamus to fill in between bedrooms. But as I adore everything Gail Carriger has written, I figured I could risk it. It's not like I ever had to tell anyone that I'd read a romance novel, instead of my usual brick-thick sci-fi & fantasy epic series. Furthermore, I am decidedly not a fan of Presha, having read the excellent Finishing School series multiple times. But I LOVED this book. The characters were beautifully developed, to the extent that I can totally forgive young Presha some of her harsh, cutting behavior. The romantic scenes, far from being overdone, were necessary, and beautifully written. Truly, my only 2 complaints were that I wanted the book to be much longer, and I can now no longer unilaterally say I loathe romance novels. If Gail Carriger wrote it, I will publicly and unabashedly adore it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gotta love supernatural romance with a fiesty heroine. I adore Gail Carriger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Immensely fun read. Not for young readers, however if you have been a fan of her works then this one will satisfy an itch you probably didn't know you had.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typical gail carriger in the best way. I love her finishing school and parasol protectorate series and this one falls right in between them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was FUN. Hope to see more of this pair.
BentNeedle More than 1 year ago
Well, wasn’t this a romp! I confess I was a little disappointed in the tamer nature of Gail Carriger’s last completed series, the Finishing School books – but as they were for a YA audience I understood it and thought she handled the romance aspects of that series with aplomb. This little piece brought back all the spice and sizzle of Soulless, with an intriguing flair for readers of the Finishing School series, as we’re already acquainted with the main character! This is quite a different look at Preshea, as you might expect. Not a book for the middle-school readers, ou-la-la. You d0n’t, however, have to have read any of the prior books to enjoy this one. Poison or Protect is a novella, so the plot, while there, isn’t terribly exciting, and after all it’s a romance, straight-up. In fact, this might qualify for the “bodice-ripper” category of one of my reading challenges this year…not my usual cup of tea at all, but this is Gail we’re talking about. The prose is what I’ve come to expect from her – by turns sharp, witty, heart-melting, and hysterical. Knife-edged Preshea makes an appearance in usual form, but we get to see that flawless exterior crack (creek episodes not withstanding) here, despite her better judgment. And with a burly Scottish captain, no less. Scottish is definitely not what I would have pictured her with, but it definitely works. Works very well. I needed a glass of cold water after completing the read! The supporting cast is just as entertaining as can be and provide a wonderfully colorful background for the two main characters. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in this little side series, which I’m delighted will also be in a print version at some point. For what it is, it gets 4/5 stars. It doesn’t have the pretense of being anything other than a romance set in an already established world, and for that it does very, very well.
dibbylodd More than 1 year ago
I'm happy to see that Carriger has maintained her fine form in a novella format. (Although I would have loved more story, just because.) This is a look at the results of male dominance at the time (for lack of a better description). The price paid by capable, but restricted, women--even those of significant talents and skills. It contains her usual light tough, despite the edgy undertone. Interesting characters, some familiar, some new. Witty conversations. And a remarkably sensitive male character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She has done it again. Although I am not a huge fan on novellas, this was a pleasurable read overall with the style that I love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thoroughly delightful addition!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great adfition to my Gail book collection Can hardly wait for more"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this to bits. Gail never fails, I adore everything she writes. I even came to like Presha, whose fashion choices where the only things I agreed with. I really want to hear more about these two. I can't wait for whatever she has in store next!