Synopsis: 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 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 more 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? (from the back of the book)
Review: This is the fifth in her Parasol Protectorate series, and the last to feature Lady
Alexia Tarabotti Macon. It was a satisfying end to a fantastic series - quite
my most favorite in years.
I shan't say much here, for fear of spoiling the end, but if you haven't read this author, run out right this moment and purchase Soulless.
This isn't the last we've heard the talented Ms. Carriger. Happily, she is writing
another Parasol Protectorate book, featuring a vital character for the first five, and
another series centered on a Finishing School with mysterious. I can't wait!
PS: Read about this author and her work here.
She is brilliant!
Bookmarks: 8 of 10
Awards: None (Yet)
Date Finished: 3-10-2012