Soulless by Gail Carriger
(The Parasol Protectorate)

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Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

SOULLESS is the first 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 September 4, 2009 by Orbit. 404 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction
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Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history. Prickly, stubborn 25-year-old bluestocking Alexia Tarabotti is patently unmarriagea

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Examiner

Soulless is the debut novel of authoress Gail Carriger.

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Suite 101

Gail Carriger's first book, Soulless, introduces us to Alexia Tarabotti.

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Love Vampires

No reason for Alexia’s soulless state is given, except that her father was soulless and she inherited this lack of soul from him.

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Vampire Book Club

Armed with her trusty parasol she is determined to investigate, crossing paths with flamboyant vampires, sinister stalkers and one gruff, callous but rather dishy werewolf alpha, Alexia is in for the adventure of a lifetime.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

At a touch from Alexia, vampire and werewolf fangs retract and the wearer of said fangs is, so long as he or she is in contact with Alexia, human and mortal.

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Dark Faerie Tales

From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

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Book Lovers

Format read: ebookSeries: The Parasol Protectorate – Book 1Genre: urban fantasyRelease Date: 1 October 2009Number of pages: 357 pagesPublisher: BerkleyFormats available: ebook, paperbackPurchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s Website |

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Book Chick City

Roves are rare, so when they start going missing (both vampires and werewolves alike) it causes a conundrum, not least when a rove vampire attacks Alexia (and ruins the treacle tart no less!).

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io9

In December, the io9 book club read Soulless, the first novel in Gail Carriger's bestselling Parasol Protectorate series.

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You are here: Home » Media » Books » Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book One) by Gail Carriger (book review).

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Soulless is a fantasy novel based on the premise that the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church came about when King Henry VIII integrated the supernatural – namely vampires, werewolves, and ghosts – into English society, making them the first and only nation to treat...

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Plus I love the end of your review where you stated that this book basically did everything so perfectly!I hope you enjoy the second book and thanks for an awesome review!.

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The Mad hatter's Bookshelf & Book Review

Whilst having tea with Alexia and Lord Maccon, where we were discussing Soulless by that "little strumpet" Gail Carriger (review here), I managed to nibble on Lord Akeldama's ear a bit.

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It becomes apparent, through Lord Maccon’s investigation that something dangerous is going on and Alexia has just put herself square in the middle.

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