Heartless by Gail Carriger
(The Parasol Protectorate)

86%

8 Critic Reviews

...precisely the sort of exciting, inventive writing that made me love this series at the start.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

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, 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?
HEARTLESS is the fourth book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
The Parasol Protectorate
Soulless
Changeless
Blameless
Heartless
Timeless


For more from Gail Carriger, check out:

The Custard Protocol
Prudence
Imprudence

Finishing School (YA)
Etiquette & Espionage
Curtsies & Conspiracies
Waistcoats & Weaponry
Manners & Mutiny
 

About Gail Carriger

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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 (March 2012). Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award A manga version with release in Spring 2012. She is currently writing young adult books set in the same universe ~ the Finishing School series (Feb. 2013). Soon she will begin a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (Fall 2013).
 
Published July 1, 2011 by Orbit. 434 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Heartless
All: 8 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 0

All About Romance

Excellent

...precisely the sort of exciting, inventive writing that made me love this series at the start.

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Suite 101

Good
on Aug 24 2011

...this novel rewards perseverance. It is clever in its misdirection, although the clues are there if you care to look.

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Open Book Society

Excellent
on Jun 29 2011

The plot is exciting of course, but the characters take the front seat this time around in no uncertain terms. This is easily my favorite Parasol Protectorate book...

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Love Vampires

Good

In summary, Heartless is a really fun, well-written book that will keep you entertained and turning those pages.

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The Ranting Dragon

Above average
on Feb 03 2012

Carriger’s signature absurdities are back, and several side characters like Ivy get expanded roles.

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Beauty and Lace

Good
on Jul 21 2011

The characters reach a new depth as we gain added understanding of what makes them tick and how they got where they are.

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Mike the Fanboy

Good
on Aug 29 2011

Carriger, as usual, takes the Victorian sensibilities of propriety and cunningly uses them for maximum hilarity.

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Steampunk Chronicle

Excellent
on Jan 24 2012

...it’s refreshing to read Carriger’s work. She has a distinct style, her pacing is good, she injects some humor into her work, and the relationships between characters are well developed.

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