Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3

Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3

by Gail Carriger


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Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 by Gail Carriger

Condemned by society and her werewolf husband due to a pregnancy she cannot explain, Alexia Maccon - preternatural, tea aficionado - seeks an explanation for this "infant inconvenience" so as to cleanse her sullied reputation and prove her fool of a husband wrong. Preternaturals are a rare breed and the only history of their kind lies in Italy with the Templars, a group that once partnered with preternaturals to hunt down werewolves and vampires. Will Alexia find an explanation for her impossible offspring? Or do the Templars have other plans for the curious "Soulless One"?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316182034
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Series: Parasol Protectorate (Manga) Series , #3
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 350,020
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

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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Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SRei.Watson More than 1 year ago
"Blameless," # 3 in the Parasol Protectorate Series, in Graphic Novel Form - 3 1/2 STARS OVERALL: 3 1/2 STARS Story/Plot: 3 - I have to be honest here. In the Parasol Protectorate series, this is my least favorite book. I usually want to skip over it, but I always feel like I am cheating when I think that & there is a number of interesting things that happen in this book which I enjoy re-reading. The actually book this Graphic Novel is based on is Blameless & I give it 4 STARS. So you might be wondering why I reduced this volume, which it is based on down to 3 STARS. Simply put, although I understand you cannot put the full wealth or worth of what was actually in the novel into the Graphic Novel, I was a little sad that a number of things I enjoyed in the story were cut to make room for the bulk of what IS in the story. So please forgive me. Re-read Value: 4 - Yeah, surprising huh. I give this a rating of 4 for 2 reasons. 1)I re-read all of Gail Carriger's works. Actually, when I finished this volume, I went back re-read Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 & then jumped ahead and re-read the actual books Heartless&Timeless. I couldn't stop myself. 2)As mentioned above, Blameless is not my favorite of the series, so if I want to re-read the whole series at some point, I might re-read this volume in place of the book even though it skates over some of the more interesting things I found in the actual book if I feel rushed for time. Continue Series: 5 - Of course. I am looking forward to Soulless Manga Volume #4. Characters: 4 - Same characters involved in the Parasol Protectorate Series, so putting it plainly, I love them. The reason I lowered it as mentioned before was because a few things & people were not mentioned in the story. In general, I give all characters from this series and the Finishing School series a 5. Plus, I must admit I upped it to 4 due to Lord Akeldama. REM draws him as a true bishie. Cover: 3 - 50/50. I do like the cover, as it depicts Alexia with her parasol in full "Alexia Mode." Also, from the cover you can indeed tell it's a Graphic Novel. I think those who are fans of the Parasol Protectorate series would recognize it and appreciate it. On the other hand, if I were not a fan I wonder if I would be as drawn to it. Genre Fulfillment: 4 - First off, this IS a Graphic Novel. The artwork contained inside is beautiful, clear and definitely a key reason to pick up this volume. Rem does a wonderful job converting a huge book like Blameless into a Graphic Novel format. Now those of you who read above might be saying "But you said. . ." and I did. I enjoy the actual graphic novel as a graphic novel, but being a fan and having read Blameless I was a little let down by certain things not being included or expanded upon. I DO understand that the artist cannot include EVERYTHING in the book. Now, other than being a Graphic Novel, most of ya'll are aware this book is a steampunk, paranormal, urban fantasy, and mystery. Of these, only the mystery was lacking. As mentioned above, that is one of the things that was not expanded upon and felt rushed. This being said, REM's graphic novel versions of Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series still manages to capture the steampunk/paranormal world perfectly. Personal Involvement: 3 - Admit it, you knew it wasn't going to be my usual high 5 for a Gail Carriger novel. Although on the other hand, you must admit, my being obsessed with a number of things not being included COULD in fact be referenced as being personally involved. But I did lower this because as mentioned previously, there were a few things (and people) left out which I felt should have been included because I enjoyed them in the overall book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If someone were to come up to me and say that there was a book series that takes place in steampunk victorian England vampire, werewolves and ghost live amongst humans, I would probably think it would be stupid, but in actuality, this is one well thought out amazing comic. I should go into saying that I haven't read the series this comic is based off of, but I really want to now! I've read the previous volumes of this comic and enjoyed them just as much as this one. The characters are hilarious, bad ass and memorable and I love the artist who made this. Her artwork is such a great mix of cartoon like realism and anime style hilarity. The only down side to this is that this is supposed to be the third last volume but the series it's based off of has five books in it. Please buy more copies and or write to the author to make more!!!!!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Good series. I like that Alexia stands up for herself and doesn't take any crap from anyone. Especially her hubby. The banter between those two is fun. And the art is really well done in the volumes so far. Another good volume.
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This story is wonderfully wicked
Kisatsu More than 1 year ago
Love this series, can't wait for the next volume- more digestable than the novels (very flowery language from what I previewed), yet true to the dialogue in them. Artist has successfully translated words to images. Bravo.