Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2
Because Lady Maccon’s adventures are terrific. Granted, people are always trying to kill her, but then you can’t have so much power and no enemies.
In this volume, something catastrophic is happening. Supernatural creatures lose their *supernaturality* without any explanation.
So Lady Maccon sets off to Scotland to learn more about the problem at hand and possibly fix it.
I missed Lord Maccon in th ...more
I loved meeting Sidheag!
Something that always bugs me a little about the wider universe is Sigheag and Lefoux apparently not recognising each other - in my head I imagine that they're trying to keep the finishing school a secret.
Volume 2 focuses more on Lady Maccon and her role as the Queen's Muhjah. She takes a trip to Scotland, to where her handsome husband Lord Maccon has gone on a business trip involving his werewolf pack. Here, we meet his extended family including his great x6 grandaughter, Lady Kingair.
The plot is a little more complex this time and involves a spy who is actually very close to Lady Maccon.
We also meet Madame Lefoux who is an androgynous character and I must say very ea ...more
Another great manga. I love revisiting one of my favorite series and being about to see faces to the characters. 2 down and 1 to go. It really is to bad they didn't finish the series though. It would have been great to see all the book done as a graphic novel adaption.
During their adventures, they meet the inimitable Madam Lefoux - a French inventor with an eye for the ladies who isn't all she seems.
When they arrive in Scotland, Connal is fo ...more
Lord Maccon you COMPLETE BLITHERING IDIOT! How can you honestly believe she cheated on you? How?!? And why are you so unbelievably rash?? OH MY GOD YOU'RE SO STUPID AND THIS SERIES HAS GOTTEN ME ALL BOTHERED and why are you so FREAKING DUMB. Like how did cheating ever enter your mind - it took me like 4 more panels to understand that's what you thought because it just makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. SERIOUSLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU, YOU IMPULSIVE LUDICROUS EMPTY BRAINED FOOLISH MORON!
Hm. Well. Almost got flustered t ...more
Another delightful tale shortened into a graphic no ...more
Soulless 2 of the manga series is the second of the Parasol Protectorate series written by Gail Carriger converted into manga by REM; the original novel is Changeless. Just in case you missed my review of the original novel, it’s here.
Soulless 2 begins after Alexia Tarabotti and Conall Maccon are married. Alexia has had the opportunity to ...more
What I most adored about this volume is that she softened the end slightly while still staying true to the book and made it believable. Because what Carriger did to the hero here felt, well, out of character- he didn't act true to himself the way she' ...more
As with the first volume, I'm sure fans of the book would disagree but having not read them I really didn't feel like I was missing anything by reading the manga version. The illustrations convey the characters' pers ...more
This volume sees all the vampires and werewolves losing their vampire- and wolfy-ness. It's up to Alexia, the new Muhjah, to find out why. While someone's trying to kill her. And her lesbian/inventer new-best-friend. And she's not feeling great to boot.
If you liked the first one, you'll probably like the second as well, but ...more
My only criticism is that there were a few places where the action jumped around and it became hard to follow what was going on, if you hadn't read the book. I am not sure this is really a problem with this particular adaptation as much ...more
And it also has me wanting to read the books again. I was iffy on the first book and set down the second halfway through, but now I want to go b ...more
For the story, I only wish that Lord Maccon's niece's transformation to a wolf took longer and had more art with that ex ...more
Gorgeous illustrations as always! Great job!