Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy nilly Even Ivy Tunstell s acting troupe s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot putAlexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy nilly Even Ivy Tunstell s acting troupe s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a dampener on Alexia s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored With husband, child and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean But Egypt may hold mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her Why is the God Breaker Plague suddenly expanding And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire Also available as a manga adaptation
Timeless Alexia Tarabotti Lady Maccon has settled into domestic bliss Of course being Alexia such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society living in a vampire s second best closet a
The last book in this very hilarious series was somewhat of a let down There s many moments of Gail s trademark humor that made these books wonderful reads Something was lacking I found the plot dull and the scene with Buffy back in London a big bore But I do love Alexia and Conall s interactions and their daughter Prudence is adorable Without Prudence, this would have been DOA.I may grade it higher when I had time to digest what I read.
3.5 starsOh, I should have listened to this entire series on audio It s a completely different experience With her great accents and excellent characterization, Emily Gray breathed life into a series that very much needed it in its last installment She s done such an amazing job that I ll purposely seek out other audiobooks narrated by her, regardless of the genre, and enjoy them while driving to work and back Of all the narrators I ve come across so far, she and Holter Graham are by far my favo [...]
So, another series is over and, I m afraid to say, for me the ending was just meh Unfortunately, this appears to be the fate of so many series these days The Soookie Stackhouse, Georgina Kincaid and Dante Valentine books all immediately spring to mind Like the first two of these three, the main problem with the Parasol Protectorate series, I think, is that there just was not enough plot for the five books and the series went on for longer than the author is convincingly able to sustain the story [...]
Gonna keep this short because I feel like I ve already said most of what I want to say about this series in the previous four reviews I ve written for it It s fluffy It s fun It s got benevolent supernatural creatures in it who faff around being supernatural and adorable It s got puns It s got dirigibles It s got smoochies And this one has pyramids and mummies in it If you liked the first four books, you will probably like this one, too, although the ending was a bit of a shocker and I had to th [...]
Alexandria, EgyptI found this Victorian dress on Pinterest, pinned from Old Rags website.Its practical nature would surely appeal to Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon image error This is a review of the audiobook Ah My little kumquats, I do so love this series Sorry to see this fifth and final book in the Parasol Protectorate.Emily Gray does an excellent job with all the various paranormal and soulless voices, but she does her best with Prudence, who is now a toddler, making her sound like the puggl [...]
4.5This is a really fun book, in a fun series, and I almost want to give it 5 stars, but I can t help but feeling just a small sense of dissatisfaction which is keeping me from jumping it with a full 5.The book starts off very strong It picks up about 2 years after the end of the last book, and Prudence as a child had me laughing out loud on the train than once, and Ivy, who s a big part of this story, left me chuckling and shaking my head and just the first several chapters are hysterical.It t [...]
Bravo Gail Carriger For a perfect ending to a perfect series I will now say goodbye to my favorite all knowing, perfectly coiffed rove vampire dama and his merry band of drones, a certain studious beta, one dandy werewolf, a robust alpha whose cravat will always be messy, many fabulously gaudy hats, homicidal mechanical ladybugs, a most ingenious french inventor, the ever loyal but duplicitous butler, and most especially, her eminence, leader of said people Mrs Alexia Tarabotti Maccon and her in [...]
Floote and Lyall are the standouts of this series I loved them both so much I highly enjoyed this book, particularly the jaunt to Egypt and meeting Matakara And I really admire Gail for her ability to tie everything up so well in the end and give everyone a solid happy ending, which is something I find very difficult to do.
I thought the cover for Heartless was bad Timeless is even worse T_T
Das letzte Abenteuer um Alexia Tarabotti hat mir nochmal richtig gut gefallen Die meisten Fragen wurden beantwortet, Prudences Verhalten war genial und ich freue mich schon, ihreAbenteuer nachzulesen Die Entwicklungen Alphas und Betas betreffend waren f r mich oft berraschend und Gail Carriger hat es nochmal geschafft, mich an einigen Stellen mit offenem Mund weiterzulesen Auch konnte sie die Emotionen ziemlich gut darstellen und trotzdem dem Stil der Romane und der Charaktere treu zu bleiben.
Reread Oct 2017 what a great book I m sad it ended again but with the novellas coming out I can live book wise thru those Esp the new lyall biffy novella Nov 5thad I m up to date again on their romance
I m really glad I read this series the manners mixed with all the paranormal stuff are quite amusing, and I ve enjoyed it This was a good ending too
Dandelion fluff upon a spoon a term used to describe a floating dirigible owned by a rather dandy of a Victorian vampire in this 5th latest book of the steampunk Parasol Protectorate series And it pretty well applies to the book series as a whole These books are some of the most entertaining fluff I ve ever read listened to and I just LOVE them I bought the first audio book because it was on sale for 5, and I struck gold Love Love Love these books and now I have to wait until Fall 2013 for the n [...]
5 million stars Oh this whole series was so good Yes there were times when you were thinking when are you going to get to the mystery part I don t care if Alexia is obsessed with tea But that also is what makes the book so good Let s see, I need to write a review without spoilers, but also reflect on the book Whenever you are unsure where to start, from the beginning is always best.Alexia Tarabotti is a preternatural This means she lacks soul Where as Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts has excess s [...]
This is the 5th and final book in the Parasole Protectorate series and I have to say it was once again a whole lot of fun I actually started reading this immediately after finishing up the 4th one because I loved the 4th one so much and just couldn t resist continuing, but I found that the 4th one was my favourite, and whilst this one is still wonderful, if wasn t quite as wonderful.In this story we once follow our main character of Alexia as she ends up embroiled in a mystery surrounding a dea [...]
sighs The last book in the Parasol Protectorate Boy, I will be missing this series a whole lot, the characters, the world though thankfully Gail Carriger is still writing books in this world I hope that we will still see Lord and Lady Maccon in other books, or Biffy and Lyall This book has a time skip of two years Prudence is now a precocious little toddler, and just when everyone thinks it is time for some peace and quiet, Sidheag pops up, there is werewolf trouble And if it can t get even com [...]
24 7 2016This was utterly delightful, even on reread I loved the history in the story, the intriguing looks at Egypt and its history with the paranormal we re told briefly that Ancient Egypt was controlled by werewolves, and Rome by vampires It s especially fun after reading Prudence and seeing how the next generation turn out Biffy s story is particularly delightful, and I have high hopes for a novella focusing on him sometimes in the future Please and thank you 7 3 2012I ve thoroughly enjoyed [...]
My rating 4.5 of 5 starsMuch thanks to Orbit for providing me a copy of this for review.Timeless, the fifth and last installment in the Parasol Protectorate And the final adieu to Alexia, Conall, Ivy, and all the other colorful characters we ve grown to know and love This was actually my favorite installment out of the entire series surprisingly enough Usually I don t care for when a series that I m quite fond of ends however, it was done so well and was so much fun that I was sold If you haven [...]
A solid conclusion to the Parasol Protectorate, but still not up to the calibre of the first novel I have to say, I groaned when I saw where this was set at first Egypt because I m super conscious of imperialist tourism so many steampunk adventure novels set in Egypt or Turkey seem to be just that.But Carriger makes it work because she focuses on further developing characters we know and already love Frankly, I adored getting Biffy and Professor Lyall s perspectives both of them seem to cross pa [...]
If you re enjoying the series, then this is basically of the same sort of tone and plot, relationships, etc There are a couple of nice developments Biffy and Lyall s relationship is particularly nice, and if you re a fan of happily ever afters, then Conall and Alexia have a solution to something that was a problem, mostly unspoken, from the beginning It ties up a lot of plot threads, including stuff about the God Breaker plague, Floote s mysteriousness, and Alexia s father.Plenty of drama drama [...]
I m listening to this one now Love it This is my favorite audio book series the reader is fantastic and this is a fun series that hasn t gotten old.Finished the other day and I really loved how it ended I enjoyed this series from start to finish and that s so rare I can only think of a handful of series I ve stuck with through the end This last book was a little thin on plot and conflicts, but it entertained and I adore the characters and the reader, Emily Gray is the perfect voice for this seri [...]
Not the strongest installment of the series, and yet, I very much enjoyed it So many happenings So much is explained I read the first chapter of Prudence and rapidly realised I needed to read this one first, so that one went on the back burner It wraps up the series while also allowing for adventures, which I appreciated.
I will be doing a full series review of the Parasol Protectorate books on my channel soon My favorite thing about this book, besides all of the flirting, was definitely Prudence s tendency to say No at the weirdest of times Had me laughing out loud.Needless to say I will be moving on to read Gail s other 2 series in the nearish future.
Timeless by Gail CarrigerIn this final installment of the Parasol Protectorate Series, Gail Carriger serves her readers the perfect cup of tea Brewed just the correct amount of minutes, served at exactly the right temperature, splashed with the perfect amount of cream, and displayed in the most exquisite china tea set And possibly accompanied by a delicious and flaky bon bon I have been enad with this series for a variety of reasons It is a charming mixture of humor, steampunk creativity, parano [...]
The premise ganked from BN Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy nilly Even Ivy Tunstell s acting troupe s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.Until, that is, she receives a summons f [...]
Correva l anno 2011Lorsignori, con una media di un libro all anno sono riuscita a finire una saga Gioia e giubilo Grazie, grazie.E CHE SAGA Sono passati quattro giorni e sento gi una tristezza incommensurabile per la fine delle avventure di Alexia Tarabotti S , ho altre due saghe della Carriger e in una spero che Lord e Lady Maccon siano abbastanza presenti Ma non sar la stessa cosa Ero un po titubante nell affrontare questo ultimo volume un po perch ero gi nella fase E poi Come far sapendo che [...]
5 10 this series has overstayed its welcome for me it was all right in the beginning, mostly harmless fun with vampires, werewolves ans steampunk gadgets Timeless feels sadly like fanfic compared with Soulless, the humorous bits forced and the plot very thin, with a bit of conflict in the last 50 pages, and an ocean of trivial pursuits until then.I m not very good at writing a synopsis, but Miss Tarrabotti is this time pursuing a mysterious plague that affects supernatural creatures, following i [...]
I m sad for this to end Review to come.Quick review Cover Fitting Rating NC 17Steaminess Steam Thumbs Up 4Overall A series that I enjoyed is overCharacters Well WrittenPlot Alexia is on a mission for truthPage Turner Yes Series Cont Series Ender Recommend YesBook Boyfriend Biffy, Connel, TunsellSUMMARY 50 words or less I m not sure what to say The story was entertaining A lot of questions were answered, yet it seemed to miss something I loved the wit and Prudence had some hilarious moments, not [...]
5 saddened starsAlas dear friends we may meet no This does, and doesn t, finish up everything nice and tidy I enjoyed many aspects of it seeing that Alexia and Connall are so close to Prudence despite the adoption Ivy s character progression culminating in a true transformation view spoiler a spin off written from her perspective as a new vampire Queen would be hilarious hide spoiler Biffy s ascension in rank and relations view spoiler though the whole having to part for decades was somewhat of [...]
Spoilers for entire series to followTimeless picks up about 2 years after the events of Heartless, my least favorite entry in the series so far and to be honest, Timesless isn t a huge improvement over its predecessor.Alexia and Lord Maccon are now living with and next door to Lord Akeldama while he raises their 2 year old daughter Prudence for reasons I can t recall Prudence is a metanatural she can absorb a supernatural being s power through touch, making her a holy terror when she accidentall [...]