Soulless: Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate - Parasol Protectorate (Paperback)
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Soulless: Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate - Parasol Protectorate (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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Alexia Tarabotti is labouring 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? Or 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 a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

***Also available as a manga adaptation***

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781841499727
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 20 mm
Edition: Digital original


MEDIA REVIEWS
Delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P. G. Wodehouse * i09.com *
Soulless has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing * Lev Grossman, author of THE MAGICIANS *
Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history . . . This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
Soulless is a potent cocktail of genres - fantasy, horror, steampunk, romance and comedy. It's light-hearted, escapist fodder . . . One is amused * SciFiNow *
Funny, action-packed, sometimes raunchy, unashamedly fashion-conscious steampunk adventures * Trudi Canavan (SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author) *

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“Sherlock Holmes meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

If you're after a break from reality, some light escapism and a good deal of fun, then this is the book for you.

I stayed up until three in the morning finishing this book, because once you get used to the... More

Paperback edition
26th March 2013
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“Hilarious read”

This was yet another book that I can't believe I didn't pick up before now. It had exactly the witty writing style that I absolutely adore.

I immediately fell in love with Alexia Tarabotti. She was an... More

Paperback edition
27th February 2013
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“simple”

i'll keep this short as i only have 40 more pages to go to finish this book and have to get back to it! I have read most of it in 1 day and cant put it down!
READ THIS BOOK

Paperback edition
26th December 2010
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