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Sans âge

(Parasol Protectorate #5)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  29,457 ratings  ·  2,602 reviews
Une histoire de vampires, de loups-garous et de momies.

Lady Maccon, Alexia Tarabotti, est en pleine béatitude domestique. Une béatitude à peine troublée par la fréquentation de quelques loups-garous de la haute société et celle du second placard préféré d’un vampire, sans oublier un bambin précoce ayant des dispositions incontrôlables au surnaturel... Mais Alexia vient de
Paperback, 333 pages
Published May 10th 2013 by Orbit (first published 2012)
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Phew.... done... five books is no easy feat. 😆 This final book had A LOT going on. I kinda felt like this one was all over the place (and globe). Lots of things going on, maybe a bit too much?... Overall, this is a decently entertaining series. I’m not sure if there will be more, but either way, I’m good to close the final chapter on this one. 👍
The last book in this very hilarious series was somewhat of a let down. There's many moments of Gail's trademark humor that made these books wonderful reads. Something was lacking. I found the plot dull and the scene with Buffy back in London a big bore. But I do love Alexia and Conall's interactions and their daughter Prudence is adorable. Without Prudence, this would have been DOA.

I may grade it higher when I had more time to digest what I read.
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
3.5 stars
Oh, I should have listened to this entire series on audio! It’s a completely different experience. With her great accents and excellent characterization, Emily Gray breathed life into a series that very much needed it in its last installment. She’s done such an amazing job that I’ll purposely seek out other audiobooks narrated by her, regardless of the genre, and enjoy them while driving to work and back. Of all the narrators I’ve come across so far, she and Holter Graham are by far my
Gloria Mundi
So, another series is over and, I'm afraid to say, for me the ending was just meh. Unfortunately, this appears to be the fate of so many series these days. The Soookie Stackhouse, Georgina Kincaid and Dante Valentine books all immediately spring to mind. Like the first two of these three, the main problem with the Parasol Protectorate series, I think, is that there just was not enough plot for the five books and the series went on for longer than the author is convincingly able to sustain the st ...more
*** 5 ***

"...“Why, Mr. Biffy, you talk such scandal."
"You wrong me, Madame Lefoux. I never gossip. I observe. And then relay my observations to practically everyone.”
― Gail Carriger, Timeless..."

I love, love, love the way this author writes! She has a turn of phrase that is delightful and playful, it has a lightness to it that makes you smile while reading and gives you an all together feeling of joy and buoyancy, which is precious in cloudy days. The first couple of chapters of this particular
Gonna keep this short because I feel like I've already said most of what I want to say about this series in the previous four reviews I've written for it. It's fluffy. It's fun. It's got benevolent supernatural creatures in it who faff around being supernatural and adorable. It's got puns. It's got dirigibles. It's got smoochies. And this one has pyramids and mummies in it. If you liked the first four books, you will probably like this one, too, although the ending was a bit of a shocker and I h ...more
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had no idea I was reading the last book in the series until I got to the end of it. What a surprise! I thought Alexia and Connal had a lot more to give. Still I suppose Prudence will carry on in the Custard Protocol.

Timeless was a fun read. Floote turned out to have hidden depths and there was a big surprise for Biffy too. There were new romances, new vampires and an amazingly cute baby. Lots of entertainment altogether, as usual for this series.

I have enjoyed all of the Parasol Protectorate a
Lisa Kay
Alexandria, Egypt

I found this Victorian dress on Pinterest, pinned from “Old Rags” website.
Its practical nature would surely appeal to Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon.

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★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Ah! My little kumquats, I do so love this series. Sorry to see this fifth and final book in the Parasol Protectorate.

Emily Gray does an excellent job with all the various paranormal – and soulless – voices, but she does her best with Prudence, who is now a toddler, making he
colleen the convivial curmudgeon

This is a really fun book, in a fun series, and I almost want to give it 5 stars, but I can't help but feeling just a small sense of dissatisfaction which is keeping me from jumping it with a full 5.

The book starts off very strong. It picks up about 2 years after the end of the last book, and Prudence as a child had me laughing out loud on the train more than once, and Ivy, who's a big part of this story, left me chuckling and shaking my head and just the first several chapters are hysterical
Bravo Gail Carriger!!! For a perfect ending to a perfect series. I will now say goodbye to my favorite all-knowing, perfectly coiffed rove vampire(dama) and his merry band of drones, a certain studious beta, one dandy werewolf, a robust alpha whose cravat will always be messy, many fabulously gaudy hats, homicidal mechanical ladybugs, a most ingenious french inventor, the ever loyal but duplicitous butler, and most especially, her eminence, leader of said people; Mrs Alexia Tarabotti Maccon and ...more
Ashley Marie
Floote and Lyall are the standouts of this series. I loved them both so much. I highly enjoyed this book, particularly the jaunt to Egypt and meeting Matakara. And I really admire Gail for her ability to tie everything up so well in the end and give everyone a solid happy ending, which is something I find very difficult to do.
L (Sniffly Kitty)
Jul 25, 2011 marked it as would-like-to-review  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-buy, wishlist
I thought the cover for Heartless was bad.... Timeless is even worse T_T
Lauren Stoolfire
I don't think I could have asked for a better finale. Now I need to read The Custard Protocol series and finish up with the Finishing School novels. ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-sff-faves
This is the 5th and final book in the Parasole Protectorate series and I have to say it was once again a whole lot of fun! I actually started reading this immediately after finishing up the 4th one because I loved the 4th one so much and just couldn't resist continuing, but I found that the 4th one was my favourite, and whilst this one is still wonderful, if wasn't quite as wonderful.

In this story we once more follow our main character of Alexia as she ends up embroiled in a mystery surrounding
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I'm really glad I read this series - the manners mixed with all the paranormal stuff are quite amusing, and I've enjoyed it. This was a good ending too! ...more
Melissa Chung
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 million stars!

Oh this whole series was so good. Yes there were times when you were thinking when are you going to get to the mystery part. I don't care if Alexia is obsessed with tea. But that also is what makes the book so good.

Let's see, I need to write a review without spoilers, but also reflect on the book. Whenever you are unsure where to start, from the beginning is always best.

Alexia Tarabotti is a preternatural. This means she lacks soul. Where as Vampires, Werewolves and Ghosts has e
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Dandelion fluff upon a spoon" - a term used to describe a floating dirigible owned by a rather dandy of a Victorian vampire in this 5th/latest book of the steampunk "Parasol Protectorate" series. And it pretty well applies to the book series as a whole. These books are some of the most entertaining fluff I've ever read/listened to... and I just LOVE them. I bought the first audio book because it was on sale for $5, and I struck gold. Love Love Love these books... and now I have to wait until Fa ...more
Beanbag Love
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had the hardest time getting into this one. It may have just been that I wasn't quite in the mood and I had the stress of it being a library loan so reading it started to feel like work.

I'm also not a big fan of "travel" stories and this one has the crew going all the way to Egypt. So I went into it with some trepidation.

However, as travel stories go, this one went pretty well. It had its ups and downs, but at about the halfway mark, it really hooked me. There are some gasp-worthy events and
Trigger warnings: death, gun violence, kidnapping, mentions of rape and physical assault (in the past), serious danger to a loved one, blood, gore.

Man, I really left rereading this series to the last minute when it's been on my reread list since 1 January, didn't I... Anyway, this is a lot of fun throughout. I love that we get Biffy's perspective back in London to counter Alexia's perspective in Egypt. I love how precocious Prudence is, even as a toddler. And I thoroughly enjoy how th
Bookworm Erica
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread Oct 2017.... what a great book. I'm sad it ended again but with the novellas coming out I can live book wise thru those. Esp the new lyall/biffy novella Nov 5th....glad I'm up to date again on their romance

Reread 2019....bittersweet the end. I know conal and Alexia show up in the custard books but not as main characters :(
Simon Brading
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best of the lot, extremely readable, but still lacking something
*sighs*The last book in the Parasol Protectorate. Boy, I will be missing this series a whole lot, the characters, the world (though thankfully Gail Carriger is still writing books in this world). I hope that we will still see Lord and Lady Maccon in other books, or Biffy and Lyall.

This book has a time skip of two years. Prudence is now a precocious little toddler, and just when everyone thinks it is time for some peace and quiet, Sidheag pops up, there is werewolf trouble. And if it can't get e
Penny Watson
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Timeless by Gail Carriger

In this final installment of the Parasol Protectorate Series, Gail Carriger serves her readers the perfect cup of tea. Brewed just the correct amount of minutes, served at exactly the right temperature, splashed with the perfect amount of cream, and displayed in the most exquisite china tea set. (And possibly accompanied by a delicious and flaky bon-bon).

I have been enamored with this series for a variety of reasons. It is a charming mixture of humor, steampunk creativi
Jul 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, read-in-2020
Rating: 3.5 stars

Timeless is the final book in Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series. The absurd silliness continues along with all of Carriger's trademark wit. The worst play ever featuring a bumblebee? Check. Chaotic toddler bath day? Check. A trip to Egypt to solve a mystery? Check. Meeting the oldest vampire in existence? Check. A plot? Um...maybe, sort of?

Two years have passed. Prudence has grown into a precocious toddler, the delight of all her parents and an utter terror to the dand
Feb 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Much thanks to Orbit for providing me a copy of this for review.

Timeless, the fifth and last installment in the Parasol Protectorate. And the final adieu to Alexia, Conall, Ivy, and all the other colorful characters we’ve grown to know and love. This was actually my favorite installment out of the entire series surprisingly enough. Usually I don’t care for when a series that I’m quite fond of ends; however, it was done so well and was so much fun that I was sold. If you
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
I'm sad for this to end. Review to come.

Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: Steam
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: A series that I enjoyed is over
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Alexia is on a mission for truth
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Series Ender
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Biffy, Connel, Tunsell

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I’m not sure what to say. The story was entertaining. A lot of questions were answered, yet it seemed to miss something. I loved the wit and Prudence had some hi
If you’re enjoying the series, then this is basically more of the same sort of tone and plot, relationships, etc. There are a couple of nice developments — Biffy and Lyall’s relationship is particularly nice, and if you’re a fan of happily ever afters, then Conall and Alexia have a solution to something that was a problem, mostly unspoken, from the beginning. It ties up a lot of plot threads, including stuff about the God Breaker plague, Floote’s mysteriousness, and Alexia’s father.

Plenty of dra
Maria V. Snyder
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm listening to this one now. Love it! This is my favorite audio book series - the reader is fantastic and this is a fun series that hasn't gotten old.

Finished the other day and I really loved how it ended. I enjoyed this series from start to finish and that's so rare - I can only think of a handful of series I've stuck with through the end. This last book was a little thin on plot and conflicts, but it entertained and I adore the characters and the reader, Emily Gray is the perfect voice for t
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Not the strongest installment of the series, and yet, I very much enjoyed it. So many happenings! So much is explained! (I read the first chapter of Prudence and rapidly realised I needed to read this one first, so that one went on the back burner.) It wraps up the series while also allowing for more adventures, which I appreciated. ...more
Ashley Owens
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: queer, owned
I will be doing a full series review of the Parasol Protectorate books on my channel soon! My favorite thing about this book, besides all of the flirting, was definitely Prudence's tendency to say "No" at the weirdest of times. Had me laughing out loud.

Needless to say I will be moving on to read Gail's other 2 series in the nearish future.
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