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The Parasol Protectorate, Volume 2 (Parasol Protectorate #4-5)

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Victorian supernatural fantasy has never been funnier or more fashionable than in the hands of Gail Carriger. Now her New York Times bestselling steampunk series comes to a smashing conclusion in our exclusive hardcover omnibus, The Parasol Protectorate Volume 2.

Heartless: A mad ghost is menacing Queen Victoria, and as the soulless Lady Alexia investigates, she and her tru
Hardcover, Science Fiction Book Club Omnibus, 512 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Hachette Book Group USA
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Apr 23, 2013 Shannon rated it really liked it
I can't ever be certain I'm not giving things away, so there is LIKELY RISK OF SPOILER here.

Jane Austin meets Elizabeth Peters with more complex (therefore more appealing) characters. Good romp in mid-Victorian England (with field trips to Scotland, France and Egypt). The Peabody/Emerson trope represented by Alexia Tarabotti, a smart, independent, alpha female, with the power to neutralize immortal powers of werewolves (e.g. Lord Connal Maccon, alpha werewolf of London pack) and vampires ( e.g.
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Mar 13, 2012 Aj rated it really liked it
Shelves: would-read-again
In comparison to the first two books, Books 4 & 5l (Heartless & Timeless), where not as good. Book 4 is about on par with book 3 and Book 5 was better, closer to book 1 & 2. These books did not seem to have a much humor as the first two books either. That being said, I still rather enjoyed the books. They just were not as enthralling as the start of the series.

Heartless finds Alexia 8 months pregnant with her infant inconvenience. A unique solution is found to deal with the vampires
May 15, 2012 Vivian added it
This series, from the very first book of the series is delightfully witty and incredibly smart. After re-reading all five books in this omnibus and the previous, I discovered again why Gail Carriger so completely delighted me with her writing. Not only is it feisty and fun, but the portrayal of Victorian society through the lens of the supernatural provides an excellent analysis of not only the historical era, but also the way our society has evolved from the same.

Alexia is the perfect iconocla
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Oct 27, 2013 Julia Brumfield rated it really liked it
Ever since my friend let me borrow the first 3 books as a 3-in-1 I have enjoyed these books without fail while eagerly awaiting for her to finish this 2-in-1 set, which of course are the last in the series.

The fourth book (Heartless) wasn't as good or catching as the other books in my opinion but it did a glorious job acting as a bridge between the other books. Furthermore the characters were all kept fresh, with the same strong personalities and with a wittily wicked sense of humor just like
Apr 09, 2015 Bridget rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bridget by: Brenda White
The last two books from the five book series, in Heartless Alexia Maccon is far advanced in her pregnancy and constantly avoiding attempts on her life. The vampires of the London Hive (socially very similar to bees) view her child as a threat to them, and try every means possible, but she always manages to struggle through alive. A solution is proposed to stop these attempts, but I won't spoil the story for you. The last book, Timeless, has Alexia investigating mysteries in Egypt, traveling ther ...more
May 10, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
This is one of my new favorite series. I sincerely hope this wasn't the end of it! However, if it is, I'll be okay I suppose since everything tied up so nicely! All my questions were answered and I was pleasantly surprised by several things. It was absolutely amazing and I loved all the characters, especially the Maccon's, Biffy and Akeldama. It was also interesting reading about Prudence considering I, myself, am a mother and could compare toddler antics. It was great!
Nov 28, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy
See details on my reviews for the two books, Heartless and Timeless.
Feb 16, 2013 Amber rated it really liked it
waiting for more...
Aug 06, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
Seemed to be a little slower than the first book, but it really picked up toward the end and led you right into wanting to start the third book. Glad I bought the whole set.
Mar 05, 2014 Kelly rated it really liked it
What a thrilling conclusion to a fun romp of a series.
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Mar 26, 2013 John Landis rated it really liked it
Wonderful! Very entertaining, I hope it's made into movies.
Jul 04, 2012 Charles rated it it was amazing
Excellent follow-up to PP volume 1, introduced new generations, continually fast paced and fun. Dear Ms. Carriger...volume 3, please!
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Wonderfully intelligent and toungue-in-cheek! Victorian urban-fantasy!
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Gail Carriger writes steampunk comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance. Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, Supernatural Society, and Delightfully Deadly series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers via seven different lists. She was once an archaeologist and is overl ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Parasol Protectorate (5 books)
  • Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
  • Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
  • Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3)
  • Heartless (Parasol Protectorate, #4)
  • Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)

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